Upcoming Membership Meeting

CoVA's Spring Meeting May 16, 2014 in New London and Forest, VA.

Upcoming Conference

SAA Annual Meeting,
April 23-27, 2014. Calendar...

Culture Embossed

New online database of wine bottle seals developed by
Mount Vernon's Archaeology team


Council of Virginia Archaeologists




Archaeologists interpret to the public while excavating in the Upper Garden at George Washington's Mount Vernon. VA Archaeologist, Volume 23, No 2, Fall 2006

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.