General Meetings
General meetings are held once a month from September through May. They are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). OMSI is at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214.  At each meeting a featured speaker presents a subject of interest. You will also find information and sign up sheets for projects and activities that are available to members. Books and informational material are also available.
The meetings are free and open to the public.

“Screenings”–The Monthly Newsletter
Published continuously since 1951, the monthly newsletter has articles about archaeology, announcements of upcoming events, and information on OAS activities.
If you have an article you’d like to submit to Screenings, contact us at

OAS Basic Training Program in Archaeology
Six sessions are offered, at minimal cost, for adult members to learn to effectively assist archaeologists in the field and laboratory. The program is held in early spring and includes classroom, lab and field sessions.
For more information on basic training, visit our Training page here>>
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The OAS library has a collection of books, videos, and reference materials that can be accessed free of charge by OAS members.

Activities and Field Trips
Archaeology projects, tours of archaeological sites and research facilities are arranged for OAS members.

Training Workshops
Continuing education for field work is provided once each quarter through hands-on workshops on a variety of subjects. In the past these have included drawing for archaeology, lithics identification and animal bone identification. Training meetings are presented for a nominal charge and have featured speakers from around the country and around the world on a wide variety of subjects related to archaeology.

Download the membership application here:
OAS Membership Application 2017



Read the OAS Bylaws

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