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What does your organization do?
We are a body of professional and avocational archaeologists that share current research in Ohio archaeology, and provide advice and consultation to agencies in Ohio conducting compliance archaeological work. We have a spring and fall meeting at which the latest issues, topics, and research in Ohio archaeology are presented. We also publish current research in Ohio archaeology through manuscripts, peer-reviewed journal articles, and editor reviewed articles.
How can I get involved?
We’re always on the lookout for individuals like you wanting to support and promote Ohio archaeology. Visit our How To Help section to find out ways to donate or volunteer. The best way to help out the organization is to volunteer for committee service.
We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. Visit our Financials page to learn more.
Our revenue is put back into Ohio archaeology in the form of student field school scholarships, research grants, hosting in-person and virtual meetings and conferences, and printing new archaeological publications.
The location of sites are of deep concern to many of our members. Due to the prevalence of private collecting, and sometimes looting of archaeological sites, many of the sites discussed, presented, or published with the Ohio Archaeological Council often receive critical review from our board about the protection of individual landowner privacy and/or the protection of sensitive archaeological information.
Do you do archaeological fieldwork?
No. The Ohio Archaeological Council is a voluntary body of professional and avocational archaeologists that regularly meet and discuss current topics, issues, and research in Ohio Archaeology. The organization does not provide excavation or survey services. However, the OAC is an invited consulting party on many archaeological projects that are federally mandated. The OAC regularly meets and discusses the results of projects with the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.