We are a group of trained professionals and dedicated amateurs who assist in all aspects of the process,
and who work to prevent such undesirable activities as site destruction, looting and commercial artifact trade.
COVAS also provides the opportunity for the amateur archaeologist to actually perform field and
laboratory work under the supervision of a trained professional. There is a constant need for volunteer
help in a field where funds are always scarce, so both the professional and the volunteer benefit from this arrangement.