The Archaeological Society of British Columbia

The ASBC was established in 1966 and is a non-profit society dedicated to the protection of archaeological resources and the spread of archaeological knowledge. There are three ASBC branches: Victoria, Vancouver, and Nanaimo. The ASBC publishes The Midden and ASBC newsletter “SocNotes.”

The ASBC hosts frequent educational and community events and works closely with archaeologists throughout British Columbia. Click on the links above to become a member, check out our upcoming and past events, find our publications and resources, and to contact us.

Check us out on Facebook here. If you have questions regarding membership, events, archaeology, or education and resources, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!


The Archaeological Society of British Columbia (ASBC) is working to fulfill our mandate to educate the
public, support students and First Nations communities in their archaeological research and engage the
CRM (Cultural Resource Management) community. In order to do this, the ASBC is now collaborating
with community partners on a number of ongoing and new initiatives.  Please click here to read about our initiatives.

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