Jeff Altschul, the President of the Society for American Archaeology, has written about the Discovering the Archaeologists of the Americas project and about Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe in the latest issue of SAA Archaeological Record. While I was traveling, other members of SAA were hard at work. Two long-term survey initiatives are moving ahead. The first is the Discovering the Archaeologists of Americas (DAA) project. This long-term study of the demographics and characteristics of American archaeologists mirrors a similar study in Europe. The Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe project has undergone two iterations and now has profiles of archaeologists in 21 countries. At the EAA meetings in Istanbul, Kenny Aitchison, the principal manager of the profiling…
The Society for American Archaeology‘s Task Force on Discovering the Archaeologists of the Americas, chaired by Kenneth Aitchison of Landward Research Ltd, has completed the first stage of its work by submitting a report and recommendations to the SAA Board of Directors on how labour market intelligence could be gathered for professional archaeology in all the countries of the Americas.