World Archaeological Congress Statement on the invasion of Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation as ordered by President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

As a community of archaeologists of the world, the World Archaeological Congress opposes the violation of basic human rights and condemns the use of force in any form for solving political disputes. We, therefore, condemn the invasion of Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation as ordered by President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin in […]

Call for WAC-10 2024 Bids

Dear WAC Members, I, on behalf of the Council, herewith call for expressions of interest in holding the Tenth World Archaeological Congress in the year 2024. This extraordinary call is made because of the decision unanimously taken by the WAC Council in its urgent extraordinary meeting that took place on Monday 13 December (Japan Standard […]

WAC statement on the on-going wildfires and the destruction of the Indigenous Homelands and the Quilombola communities of the Amazonian Basin

The Indigenous Peoples of the Amazonian Basin, who have lived for generations in the rainforest, are subject to increasingly intensified and wide-spread attacks, illegal invasions and occupations, and systematic destruction of their homelands and ancestral landscapes. More than 3,000 Quilombola communities, descendants of escaped slaves, also live in the basin, and they are also among […]

WAC 9 Postponed

Dear Colleagues and Friends, As you are all aware, the current Coronavirus Pandemic has resulted in strict governmental restrictions to host large gatherings in Prague, and in many other countries. In addition, there are now many global travel restrictions and border closing, as well as movement restrictions within cities and towns. If the current situation […]

WAC statement on US President Mr. Donald Trump’s twitter statement on threatening to attack Iran’s cultural sites

Signed PDF version of the Statement is here: The World Archaeological Congress expresses grave concern over a statement issued by President Donald Trump of the United States of America threatening to attack ‘Iranian sites’ that are ‘high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture’ (quoted from his own tweet of 7:52 on 5 […]

Subaltern Narratives: Voices from Peruvian Archaeology

Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am pleased to announce that WAC will support the following symposium as an official WAC-sponsored event. Symposium Title: “Subaltern Narratives: Voices from Peruvian Archaeology” ( Place and Date:  The French Institute of Andean Studies. Lima, Peru August 31st and September 1st, 2017 Organizers Henry Tantaleán, PhD. (The French Institute of Andean […]

ERIH listing for Archaeologies

WAC’s Journal, Archaeology has been indexed in The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) ERIH PLUS was created and developed by European researchers under the coordination of the Standing Committee for the Humanities (SCH) of the European Science Foundation (ESF).  The SCH launched the European Reference Index for the […]