about TAG

The Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) has been organizing an annual meeting in the UK since 1979, with the aim of promoting debate and discussion of issues in archaeological theory.

TAG-NYC marked the arrival of TAG in the US. It was followed by TAG at Stanford University in May 2009. In May 2010 it will be held at Brown University. TAG in the US runs in tandem with the British TAG meetings, which were held in Southampton in December 2008, and in Durham in December 2009.

TAG also has a Scandinavian offshoot, Nordic TAG, which was held in Aarhus, Denmark in May 2007.


tag's ethos

TAG aims to be inclusive, informal, and low cost. It is run entirely by volunteers from the sponsoring institution and it welcomes and encourages participation from students and archaeologists working outside of academic settings.

As such there is no membership fee; participants pay a registration fee that covers the cost of the conference, the conference program and book of abstracts, and the reception on the opening night.