Founded in 1981, AWA is a non-profit organization committed to the protection of archaeological and historical resources in the State of Washington. Our membership consists mainly of professional archaeologists, although it is open to anyone with an interest in learning about and protecting the past.

AWA publishes a quarterly newsletter about current events and topics concerning archaeology in Washington and the Pacific Northwest, and a yearly journal of research papers. We are becoming active with the political process in Washington and support legislation protecting archaeological and historical sites.

In addition, AWA helps sponsor Washington Archeology Month in October, which includes state-wide events about Washington archaeology and history.

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