It is our mission to promote and support archaeological research in South Asia, and to promote gender equity in the field of South Asian archaeology. We aim to support these goals by fostering international collaboration and mentoring relationships, by building a community of scholars at all stages of career. We provide services to members in the form of conferences and workshops and other opportunities for professional development and the dissemination of knowledge and the results of research.  We seek to engage the public on issues of gender equity, preservation and stewardship, and the importance of increasing our knowledge about our global human heritage.