Become a member

How do I become a member?

a. Download
Download an ASAPA membership application form here (click). CRM for here (click).

b. Decide on membership type
Choose between Professional, Technical, Honorary or Affiliate. Please see details on the types below:

Professional Membership
A person accepted for professional membership of ASAPA shall be required to satisfy ASAPA that s/he:
6.1.a Has earned an Honours degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology at a recognised tertiary
institution;
6.1.b Is actively engaged in archaeological employment, or is involved in full-time research
in southern Africa, at the time of submission of the application;
6.1.c Has submitted a Curriculum Vitae and a signed Code of conduct form to Council; and
6.1.d Has conducted him/herself in such a manner that the election to professional membership will not detract from the dignity or standing of ASAPA.

Technical membership
A person accepted for technical membership of ASAPA shall be required to satisfy ASAPA that s/he:
6.3.a Has submitted a Curriculum Vitae and a signed Code of Conduct form to Council; and
6.3.b Is actively engaged in archaeological or related employment or involved in full-time archaeological or associated research in southern Africa at the time of submission of the application, and meets the criteria of 6.3.c or 6.3.d.
6.3.c Has earned a BA or BSc Degree at a recognised tertiary institution with archaeology as a major or a nationally recognised certificate in archaeology or related fields.
6.3.d Has technical life skill experience in archaeology through full-time employment as an archaeological technician for at least three consecutive years, or part-time employment for at least five consecutive years, and have been supervised during this period by professional archaeologists.

Honorary Membership
Honorary members must be:
6.4.a ASAPA members of long standing or retired, and deemed to have made significant contributions either to southern African archaeology or to furthering the objectives of ASAPA; and
6.4.b Members for whom nominations for honorary membership have been submitted to Council by at least five other members in good standing.
6.4.c Honorary membership will be bestowed at the discretion of Council.

Affiliate Membership
ASAPA may accept applications for affiliate membership from persons who do not qualify for professional or technical membership. These include:
6.5.a Has submitted a Curriculum Vitae and signed Code of Conduct form to Council, and meets the criteria of 6.5.b or 6.5.c.
6.5.b Persons who have earned an Honours degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology at a recognised tertiary institution, but who are not actively involved in archaeology and who have demonstrated their continued interest in southern African archaeology..
6.5.c Persons qualified in other professions with the ability to advance archaeological research, management or outreach, and demonstrated continued interest in southern African archaeology.

c. Attach documentation and sign code of conduct
As detailed in the membership form.

d. Email
Email an electronic copy to memsecretary@asapa.co.za