Student SCA Membership
The SCA traces its origins to student activism and has long served student needs. As a student member, you have the opportunity to stay connected with what’s happening in the professional realm of California Archaeology—from cutting-edge research, to policy and legislation, to Tribal concerns. As part of your membership, you will also receive the peer-reviewed academic journal, California Archaeology.
Peers and Professionals
Plug into opportunities for your future in archaeology by attending conferences! The spring Annual Meeting and the fall Data Sharing Meetings provide the chance to network with professionals in the field, representatives from cultural resource management (CRM) firms, government agencies, and colleges with a focus on archaeology.
SCA Loves Students! Student Awards include the James A Bennhoff Award, the Charles E. Rozaire Awards, and the Outstanding Student Paper Award. These awards offer between $1,500 and $2,500 to help support your research.
Present and Volunteer
Share your research at the SCA’s Annual Meeting or a regional Data Sharing Meeting. These conferences are a great way to acquire experience and confidence in presenting your research, as well as gain skills that will contribute to your success in the field of archaeology. Signing up to volunteer at the annual SCA meeting waives the registration fee! The fall regional data sharing meetings in both northern and southern California are free and include dinner and camping. The meetings are a great way to meet peers and professionals alike!
Support public outreach events in your community by hosting or participating in archaeological events in your neighborhood.