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.
Display and Field Find Awards
During State meetings awards are presented for best display and best field finds. A best of the year winner is also awarded for the field found contest. Click here to read more about categories and rules.
You can view pictures of recent award winners here.
The ASO has a strict policy forbidding the display or sale of fraudulent artifacts at ASO meetings. To view the entire policy, click here.