Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Update from the CNEHA Subcommittee for Collaborative Preservation

CNEHA members may be interested in the Society for American Archaeology’s new Archaeologist-Collector Collaboration Interest Group (ACCIG), currently chaired by Bonnie Pitblado of the University of Oklahoma. The new group was created to promote positive relationships among stakeholders who share a passion for the past, including but not limited to professional archaeologists and responsible artifact collectors. It aims to generate short- and long-term initiatives and productive discussion surrounding collaborative archaeology and preservation. Early conversations have included training metal detectorists in archaeological methods and the acceptance of collections made by non-professionals into archaeological repositories or museums. SAA members may affiliate with the ACCIG for free when renewing their SAA membership. More information can be found on the SAA’s Interest Group website: or by contacting Dr. Pitblado: CNEHA’s Subcommittee for Collaborative Preservation will continue to report on ACCIG’s activities to our members.

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