SCAA's archaeology programs for students are one of the earliest public archaeology programs in America. This story is told in a chapter in the national publication Past Meets Present authors, Jameson & Baugher, Springer 2007:
We serve as an advocate for endangered archaeological sites.
We assist the public in identifying artifacts and sites and experiencing primal technology.
We provide accurate information to the public about our region’s archaeology, ethnohistory, and Native people through our publications and programs.