More than 100 archaeologists will convene on St. Croix on Monday for the 27th biennial Congress of the International Associations for Caribbean Archaeology (IACA).

More than 100 papers and posters have been submitted for this professional meeting. Some submissions are from St. Croix and the other Virgin Islands, covering the archaeology of the Virgin Islands. Others are from archaeologists in Denmark, England, Holland, the mainland U.S., Canada, and many Caribbean islands.

The St. Croix Archaeological Society, along with the National Park Service on St. Croix. are the co-hosts and co-sponsors of this event, which is being hosted in the Virgin Islands for the first time. Day passes will be available for people to attend presentation of the papers. Presentation sessions of the papers will be throughout the week, Monday to Friday, July 28 at the Divi Conference Center.

The St. Croix Archaeological Society is seeking volunteers. It needs people to work short shifts at the conference. If you enjoy meeting people, helping them register, or talking about St. Croix, your help is needed. Many individuals, and groups have helped financially, along with the Tourism Department, the Transfer Centennial Commission, the Office of the Governor, The State Historic Preservation Office, and the French government.

For more information, contact iaca2017@stcroix2017iaca.org, visit iaca2017stcroix.org or call David Hayes at 340-277-4072.