The Association of Oregon Archaeologists (AOA)
The AOA promotes scientific research, protection, and education about archaeological resources and cultural heritage of Oregon.
The Association of Oregon Archaeologists is a nonprofit organization composed of professional and avocational archaeologists. AOA supports legislative monitoring, increases public awareness of cultural resources, provides financial support for research, and disseminates information through conferences, publications, and the quarterly newsletter Current Archaeological Happenings in Oregon.
Membership in the AOA is open to professionals and laypersons who share a concern for archaeological resources in Oregon.
Memberships are for the calendar year; January 1 - December 31st
There are of three types of membership:
1. Regular membership: open to any professional or amateur archaeologist, or other interested citizen;
2. Student membership: open to any undergraduate or graduate student of an accredited institution who provides documentation of current enrollment at the time of application; and
3. Institutional membership: open to libraries, universities, museums, and federal, state and local agencies.
All members in good standing receive the newsletter, Current Archaeological Happenings in Oregon (CAHO), vote during meetings, and are eligible to hold positions on the Executive Board. Members also receive a discounted price on the AOA’s Occasional Paper Series.
Join in the 20th Anniversary
of the Oregon Archaeology Celebration
The theme for October 2013 is Archaeology and Community.
The poster highlights the Beatty Curve project, where Klamath tribal members and University of Oregon archaeologists excavated the remains of a cabin belonging to a Klamath tribal leader during the 1870’s. The General Allotment (Dawes) Act of 1887 significantly reduced tribal land possession and caused the degradation of tribal community and cultural tradition. The Klamath tribe has persevered and their participation at Beatty Curve highlights the enduring cultural significance of the site.
Click on the attached Poster and Calendar of Events for more information.