2020, University of Oxford, UK
21-24 September, 2020
The 25th biennial SAfA meetings will take place from the 21-24 September, 2020, preceded by Student Day on the 20th, and followed by excursions on the 25th.
Click on link(s) below for 2020 SAfA Meetings Second Circular:
2018, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
SAfA: 18-21 June, 2018
SAfA's organizing committee is delighted to announce that the 24th biennial SAfA conference will take place 18-21 June, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Full information is presented on the conference website:
Please send inquiries about the conference directly to the SAfA 2018 Organizing Committee.
We anticipate a wonderful conference in Toronto!
Panafrican Association 2018:
10-14 September, 2018, Rabat, Morocco.
2016, Université de Toulouse, France
SAfA 2016 Toulouse information is now archived on the SAfA webpage - click the tab "About SAfA" and scroll down to the list of biennial meetings to find the link.
2016 SAfA Book Prize
Alfredo González Ruibal, 2014, An Archaeology of Resistance: Materiality and Time in an African Borderland. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
This work studies the tactics of resistance deployed by a variety of indigenous communities in the borderland between Sudan and Ethiopia. The Horn of Africa is an early area of state formation and at the same time the home of many egalitarian, small scale societies, which have lived in the buffer zone between states for the last three thousand years. For this reason, resistance is not something added to their sociopolitical structures: it is an inherent part of those structures-a mode of being. The main objective of the work is to understand the diverse forms of resistance that characterizes the borderland groups, with an emphasis on two essentially archaeological themes, materiality and time, by combining archaeological, political and social theory, ethnographic methods and historical data to examine different processes of resistance in the long term (text from amazon.com).
2016 Prize for Outstanding Student Presentation:
Mareike Brenner, Artifact distributions and intra-site spatial analysis of the Sibudan layers at the MSA site of Sibudu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2014 (13-18 July) University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa jointly with the Panafrican Association (business meeting minutes)
2012 (18-23 June) University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (minutes of the business meeting)
2010 (1-7 November) Dakar, Senegal jointly with the Panafrican Association of Prehistory meeting (program and abstracts, business meeting minutes)
2008 (8-11 September) Frankfurt, Germany (minutes of business meeting)
2006 (23-26 June) University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (minutes of business, and executive meetings)
2004 (26-29 June) University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway (business meeting minutes)
2002 (18-22 May) University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2000 (12-15 July) Cambridge University, UK
1998 (21-24 May) Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA
1996 (3-6 September) Dymaczewo Conference Center, Poznan, Poland
1994 (28 April-1 May) Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
1992 (28-29 March) University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
1990 (22-25 March) University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
1988 (27 April -1 May) Sheraton Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
1986 (12-16 April) University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
1984 (10-11 April) Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
1982 (6-8 May) University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
1979 (21 April) University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1977 (25-27 April) Braniff Place Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
1975 (27-29 April) Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1973 (14-16 April) Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
1971 (April) Urbana, Illinois, USA