American Foreign Academic Research

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American Foreign Academic Research

American Foreign Academic Research, more commonly recognized as AFAR, is a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of archaeological field research, cultural site preservation, and the ideal that the science should be advanced through the education and outreach of professionals and non-professionals alike . Since its inception in 2006, AFAR has pioneered full-scale international archaeological research incorporating pre-collegiate students, driven massive site preservation initiatives, as well as developed outreach and educational programs for all ages and experiences. AFAR creates a bridge between the academic and non-academic world and works to educate and engage the youngest elementary students to the most experienced retiree. Through education, research, and financial support, American Foreign Academic Research is actively opening the eyes of the world to the wonders of archaeology. Our headquarters is located at 750 Jetton Street in Davidson, North Carolina.

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Current Projects

Current Projects

American Foreign Academic Research, more commonly recognized as AFAR, is a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of archaeological field research, cultural site preservation, and the ideal that the science should be advanced through the education and outreach of professionals and non-professionals alike.

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Become a Member

Become a Member

The wondrous science of archaeology helps us to better understand and appreciate our past. Join today and help us in our effort to further the field of archaeological research, education, and outreach.

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Ways to Help

Ways to Help

We are very fortunate to have a host of great volunteers and sponsors to keep our programs running at the highest levels. Always looking to improve, we are seeking more assistance to make our life-changing programs more accessible to more students. The three major initiatives that fuel our programs are the Student Scholarship Fund, our Membership Program, and of course our long-term sustainable solution of building the Douglas M. Weinberg research campus in Belize. Read more about how you can help us make an impact.

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