Advocating for academic excellence and social responsibility since 2011
Headquartered in Washington D.C. with members throughout the world, the Society of Black Archaeologists works to increase the number of professionally trained archaeologists of African descent through the promotion of social responsibility, academic excellence and the creation of spaces that foster the SBA’s goals and activities.
The SBA promotes the proper treatment of African and African diaspora material culture, promotes community engagement and collaborations within the field, raises and addresses concerns related to African peoples worldwide, and highlights past and present achievements and contributions people of African descent have made to the field of archaeology.
SBA at a glance
oral History Project
Listen to Dr. Peggy Brunache, lecturer at Dundee University, speak with Ayana Flewellen about some of the challenges associated with African Diaspora archaeology, her move to Scotland and the opportunities and challenges associated with juggling multiple professions.
In the News
We are proud to announce that the Society of Black Archaeologists hosted it's largest meeting to date with 25 attendees (not all are pictured) at the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 4, 2018! We have exciting plans moving forward as a 501c3 Non-profit. We are currently developing exciting projects to help assist and train a new generation of archaeologists.
Estate Little Princess
Since the summer of 2016, the SBA has been developing a multi-year sustainable archaeology project at the Estate Little Princess in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, in collaboration with the Slave Wrecks Project. Project organizers recently published in the Association of Black Anthropologists journal Transforming Anthropology.
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