Black Heritage Resources: Why They Matter

When: February 15, 2023 3:00-4:30 PM ET
Duration: 1 hours
Certification: RPA certification pending


Individual Registration: Free to SAA members; $30 for non-members
Group Registration: Free to SAA members; $30 for non-members

Black Heritage Resources: Why They Matter on February 15 will discuss the findings and recommendations of the Black Heritage Resources Task Force. The Task Force was organized in 2020 and had two goals. The first was to compile and analyze data on SHPO practices with respect to identifying and managing Black cultural resources, implementing diversity initiatives, and consulting with Black stakeholders. The second goal was to provide recommendations to SHPOs on ways to strengthen and improve their objectives, practices, and endeavors related to racial diversity and inclusion. The Task Force was a collaboration between the Society of Black Archaeologists (SBA), the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA), the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA), and the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). Task Force members belonged to one or more of these organizations and were archaeologists who work or have worked in cultural resource management (CRM), academe, or in a State Historic Preservation Office.

The majority of this session will be a discussion. It is open for attendees to ask questions and for the panelists to receive input on the findings and recommendations of the Task Force. Read more and register on the SAA website.

Sponsored by the Black Heritage Resources Task Force. 15% of each non-member registration will be donated to SAA’s Student Excellence in Archaeology Scholarship, which is designed to increase recruitment and retention of under represented students in archaeology. The remainder of the fee is used to keep SAA’s Continuing Education program running.