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The Register of Professional Archaeologists is a community of professional archaeologists. Our mission is to establish and adhere to standards and ethics that represent and adapt to the dynamic field of archaeology and to provide a resource for entities who rely on professional archaeology services.

Important Announcements

The Register values on-going professional development, however, the proposal to require continuing education credits has been tabled by the Board of Directors due to the COVID-19 crisis.

We will revisit this issue in the fall or whenever it seems appropriate to do so. No continuing education credits will be required for at least the rest of 2021.

Year: 2021

1January, 2021
Jan 12 Professional Rock Art Recording: Simplified and Accurate
February
Feb 04 Perishable Material Culture: An Introduction to Analysis and Documentation
Feb 12 Utah Professional Archaeological Council 2021 Winter Meeting
Feb 17 Time Sifters Presents: Napoleon in Egypt
Feb 18 APANB 2020-2021 SPEAKERS SERIES LECTURE 5 WITH KEN HOLYOKE AND SUE BLAIR
Feb 19 Council of Virginia Archaeologists Winter 2021 Meeting
Feb 23 Archaeology at a Distance: Engaging Learners in Remote Classrooms
March
Mar 04 Society for California Archaeology 2021 Annual Meeting
Mar 18 Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) Morning Tea Chat
Mar 18 Tele-Networking: In-Person Events are Canceled, Now What?
2April
Apr 15 86th Annual SAA Meeting
Apr 21 CIfA2021 online: Annual Conference
Apr 22 Sacrificed? Subsidiary Burials From Royal Funerary Monuments At Abydos, Egypt
Apr 24 Reconstructing and Firing a Greek Kiln: a Project in Experimental Archaeology
Apr 25 Godly or Gaudy? Reconstructing Color on a Relief from Persepolis
Apr 25 Sifting Sand in Sudan: New Light on Life and Death in Ancient Nubia
Apr 26 Archaeology through Art: Early Modern Japanese Ship Construction
May
May 25 LiDAR Recordation Techniques for Cultural Resources: Selecting an Application for Your Project
June
Jun 25 Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist
3JulyAugustSeptember
4October
Oct 05 UCR University Extension: Heritage Business Management
November
Nov 06 SEAC ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
Nov 17 2021 Annual AAA Meeting
December


THE REGISTER'S STATEMENT ON THE REGISTER’S GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 

10 January 2021 


By joining the Register of Professional Archaeologists, an archaeologist recognizes their  personal responsibility to colleagues, clients, and the public and agrees to be held accountable  for their professional behavior. The Register takes complaints against Register-certified  archaeologists very seriously. When a grievance is filed, the Grievance Coordinator opens an  investigation and convenes the Grievance Committee to determine appropriate action. The  Register's grievance procedures are designed to provide for a fair, thorough, and expeditious  process. If the committee determines further action is appropriate, the committee could issue  an official admonishment, public censure, suspension, termination of the accused's RPA  affiliation or a finding that no breach of the Code of Conduct occurred. More details on the  Grievance process, the Code of Conduct, and Standards of Research Performance can be found  on the Register's website: https://rpanet.org/about-grievance/.  

The Register has received three complaints that a Registered Professional Archaeologist  harassed a colleague during a plenary session at the Society for Historical Archaeology  conference on January 6, 2021. Harassment is a violation of the Register Code of Conduct and is  grounds for disciplinary action. The Grievance Coordinator has opened an investigation.  Additional statements may be made on this matter if appropriate.  


Linda Stine
President


Trish Fernandez

President-Elect


Deborah L Rotman

Executive Director


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COVID-19 INFORMATION

The organization commits to maintaining all appropriate sanitary, health, and safety measures and encourage registrants to follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.





ARCHAEOLOGICAL ETHICS DATABASE

The Archaeological Ethics Database is an ongoing project by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA).  

            

GRIEVANCE HOTLINE:  1-410-246-2150

One of the major goals of the Register of Professional Archaeologists is to provide and enforce the organization’s Code of Conduct (Code) and the Standards of Research Performance (Standards). The grievance hotline connects you directly to the Grievance Coordinator, avoiding office staff and intermediaries, for confidential consultation and information.

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*For non-Grievance queries, please call 1-317-352-2262.

Register of Professional Archaeologists
411 East Northfield Drive, Box 9
Brownsburg, IN  46112

Phone: (317) 352-2262

Grievance Hotline: (410) 246-2150 

You do not have to be an RPA/RA to file a Grievance

Email: info@rpanet.org

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