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Want to become a member?

Membership is open to anyone with a sincere interest in the cultural past of Florida and who is dedicated to the understanding and preservation of that heritage. Amateurs, professionals and concerned citizens are welcomed as members. Membership is for one calendar year and all dues are payable in December-January. For new members, if you pay between September and December your membership is honored through the next calendar year. 



Please read the Code of Ethics before you complete the form below. 


Code of Ethics of the Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society

1. Membership in the Society shall be denied to any person who violates accepted standards of archaeological 

conduct as set forth by federal, state and local laws and regulations.


2. A member must be keenly aware that an archaeological site contains evidence of specific human activities and 

is a unique source of data about past socio-cultural behavior. All sites deserve professional quality excavation, 

analysis and publication.


3. A member will not participate in uncontrolled archaeological work, but will seek to aid and assist the trained 

members in furtherance of excavation, laboratory work, research, analysis and reporting. The Society will 

assist in the on-going training of members.


4. The practices of buying and selling archaeological materials for personal satisfaction or financial gain, and the 

indiscriminate excavation of archaeological sites are contrary to the objectives and goals of the Society.


5. A member should report all illicit and illegal activities, such as unauthorized digging or looting of sites, and all 

sites threatened with destruction by natural or other causes.



Instructions to become a member or renew membership:

Step 1: To join CGCAS or renew membership, please fill out the electronic form and click the 'Submit" button.
Step 2: please select the type of membership you would like and click the 'Buy now" button to pay for dues through PayPal.
For new members, once both are submitted you will receive an email to confirm your membership to CGCAS.
To complete your membership, return to membership page to pay dues through PayPal.
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By submitting this form I agree that I have read and will adhere to the Code of Ethics





Do you prefer to join our organization by mail? Please refer to this link: membership form


Contact Cheryl Shaughnessy:

P.O. Box 1563 

Pinellas Park, FL 33780

shaughnc@me.com


Have questions about membership? Contact Kassie Kemp, Membership Chair