Established in 1966, the Archaeological Society of British Columbia (ASBC) draws together both professionals and enthusiasts of Archaeology of British Columbia (BC). The ASBC aims to: encourage the identification and protection of archaeological sites and material in B.C.; and provide lectures and publications for the spread of knowledge about archaeology.
New BCAPA applicants receive a one-time 10% discount if they are ASBC and/or CAA members. The BCAPA also sponsors the ASBC’s quarterly journal, The Midden!
The RPA is not a membership society; it is a voluntary registry of qualified archaeologists who agree to uphold the organization’s Code of Conduct and Standards of Research Performance. The Register of Professional Archaeologists exists to promote and maintain professional standards in archaeology. Recognizing the importance of such standards, the Register of Professional Archaeologists was created in 1998 by a joint task force that consisted of the Society of Professional Archaeologists (SOPA), Society for American Archaeology (SAA), Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA), and the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Through a vote of its board and membership, SOPA transferred its responsibility, authority, and assets to the newly formed Register and ceased to exist as a professional society.
BCAPA members are eligible for discounted membership rates as ‘members of affiliated societies’.
The Association of Professional Archaeologists (Ontario)
The Association of Professional Archaeologists (Ontario) (“APA”) seeks to integrate the concerns of archaeologists in Ontario from all avenues of employment including: administration, conservation and lands management, curation, consulting, education, research and teaching.
APA also seeks to ensure that issues and practices affecting archaeological resources, including meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples, are conducted within a commonly recognized set of standards. We encourage all archaeologists (professionals, researchers, students) and all Indigenous consultation staff and archaeological liaisons to become members of the APA.
The BCAPA and the APA have a mutual interest in learning from each other and have an ongoing agreement to share memberships for sitting directors, news, and information between the organizations.