Welcome to the website of SEAA, the Society for East Asian Archaeology. Established in 1996 and now counting some 500 international members, SEAA is the preeminent organization devoted to the promotion of the field of East Asian archaeology and the facilitation of scholarly exchange among archaeologists of the region.

Its biyearly conferences – including the recent meeting jointly hosted by Harvard and Boston universities – bring together archaeologists from all corners of the world and serve as the Society’s key scholarly (and yes, social!) event. Beyond its conferences, the Society is presently considering a number of other initiatives and activities, some of these aimed at the broad promotion of SEAA to student populations and other constituencies. SEAA members should expect to hear from us over the next year regarding a number of these initiatives.

I end by noting that SEAA is well-served by a group of dedicated international scholars who have volunteered to serve on its Council, whose members include Regional representatives, Appointed officers, past SEAA presidents, as well as four members of the Executive: myself (President), Sascha Priewe (Vice-president), Barbara Seyock (Secretary) and Anke Hein (Treasurer). Feel free to contact me, or any other member of the Executive, with any question, concern or suggestion you may have. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the website’s many links to pertinent information about (among others) conferences, journal contents, jobs, museum exhibitions, and books.

Francis Allard, PhD
Department of Anthropology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA

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