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Welcome to the Society of Africanist Archaeologists Website!

The Society of Africanist Archaeologists is an organization of archaeologists, researchers from associated disciplines and others who share an interest in African archaeology and African societies. Our membership is international, with participation from Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia, and is actively involved in research in many African countries. Our website includes an area for "digital subscribers" to our bulletin, Nyame Akuma, enhanced access to back issues of the bulletin, and quicklinks to journal webpages and other websites of interest. We welcome your feedback. You can contact us here.

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Conferences

SAfA 201818-21 June, 2018 
 SAfA's organizing committee is delighted to announce that the 24th biennial SAfA conference will take place 18-21 June, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Full information will be posted shortly.

Panafrican Association 2018: 10-14 September, 2018,  Rabat, Morocco.  Full information will be posted shortly.
       PAA conference website  

SAfA 2016 Toulouse information is now archived  on the SAfA webpage - click the tab "About SAfA" and scroll down to the list of biennial meetings to find the link.
       For the new Editorial Policy for Nyame Akuma, see the link under the "Nyame Akuma Bulletin" tab above.  
       For the new Sexual Harassment Policy, see the amended SAfA Code of Ethics available as a Quicklink at the bottom right on this page.

2016 SAfA Book Prize
Alfredo González Ruibal, 2014, An Archaeology of Resistance: Materiality and Time in an African Borderland.  Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

This work studies the tactics of resistance deployed by a variety of indigenous communities in the borderland between Sudan and Ethiopia. The Horn of Africa is an early area of state formation and at the same time the home of many egalitarian, small scale societies, which have lived in the buffer zone between states for the last three thousand years. For this reason, resistance is not something added to their sociopolitical structures: it is an inherent part of those structures-a mode of being. The main objective of the work is to understand the diverse forms of resistance that characterizes the borderland groups, with an emphasis on two essentially archaeological themes, materiality and time, by combining archaeological, political and social theory, ethnographic methods and historical data to examine different processes of resistance in the long term (text from amazon.com).

2016 Prize for Outstanding Student Presentation:

Mareike Brenner, Artifact distributions and intra-site spatial analysis of the Sibudan layers at the MSA site of Sibudu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa