Upcoming Membership Meeting

CoVA's Winter Meeting
Februrary 16 2018, Falls Church, VA.

Upcoming Conferences

Middle Atlantic Archaeology Conference
March 16-18, Virginia Beach, VA.

Archeological Society of Virginia Annual Meeting
October 12-14, Winchester, VA.


Council of Virginia Archaeologists




Archaeologists speak to a school group while excavating at George Washington's boyhood home at Ferry Farm. VA Archaeologist, Volume 31, No 1, Spring 2014

CoVA Is ...

The Council of Virginia Archaeologists is Virginia's professional archaeology organization. CoVA was founded in 1975 as an organization dedicated to the preservation and study of Virginia's archaeological resources. The Council's mission is several fold:

1. FOSTER PUBLIC AWARENESS, knowledge, and support for the preservation of Virginia archaeology;

2. ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE through dissemination of information on Virginia's archaeological resources;

3. FACILITATE INTERACTION between the communities of professional and avocational archaeologists in Virginia and;

4. ACT AS INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY GROUP for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.