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The ASO holds regular state meetings in Columbus in January, March, May, and November. At state meetings, members display their collection and site material, listen and interact with speakers, and are provided an opportunity to meet and learn from fellow members and collectors. The very popular “field found” contest allows members to submit field found artifact for judging. Prizes are awarded in several categories, including best artifact found by a child. Visit the State Meetings page to learn more.

Summer meetings are ASO meetings held during the summer months which are hosted by a Chapter. The summer meeting schedule is typically released during May of each year. Visit the Summer Meetings page to learn more.

Beginning with our successful and highly acclaimed “Peopling of the Americas” symposium in 2004, the ASO organizes and funds two-day archaeological symposia open to members and the general public. Speakers at our state meetings and the symposiums include some of most prominent archaeologists and knowledgeable avocationalists in America. More information is available on the Symposium page.

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