ArchSoc: Auckland Archaeological Society

Founded in 1955 and one of the oldest clubs on campus, the Auckland Archaeological Society (ArchSoc) is a student run organisation at the University of Auckland committed to archaeological research and education.

The Society is open to students, professional archaeologists and the general public.

What does ArchSoc do?

ArchSoc supports archaeology in New Zealand in a number of ways. We:

  • Host regular lectures and seminars on a broad range of archaeological topics.
  • Provide networking events for students and archaeology professionals.
  • Organise a number of events to promote New Zealand Archaeology Week (usually in April each year).
  • Support students to attend the annual New Zealand Archaeological Association Conference.
  • Host monthly themed archaeology movie nights.
  • Hold an annual ArchSoc T-shirt design competition.
  • Organise field trips to archaeological sites (and other sites of interest) in the Auckland region.

How much does it cost to join?

Membership dues are $10 annually.

Members receive a monthly e-newsletter with information on meetings, speakers, events, volunteer excavations and more.

How do I become a member?

Sign up and pay your membership fee at any of our events during the year or at the Annual General Meeting, held at the beginning on each academic year.

Alternatively, you can join by emailing your contact details to We will provide you with our details to pay the membership fee and collect any additional information needed.

How can I get more involved?

Executive committee elections are held at the first meeting of each academic year. There are four regular positions available including President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and four to five additional Executive Committee positions.

Committee members take on various roles including researching ArchSoc’s long history, graphic design, event coordination and fundraising.

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