1. To provide a reliable and responsive platform for peer-reviewed, open-access digital publication of contributions of interest to communities of Canadian archaeologists and bio-anthropologists.

2. To engage students, alumni, partners, and collaborators in dynamic professional responses to emergent opportunities in open-access publication and outreach.

3. To encourage and disseminate advances in archaeological and bio-anthropological research and outreach that might otherwise not be published, including contributions from field schools, CRM activities, honours theses, and studies of orphan and legacy collections.

4. To chronicle, annually, advances in research and outreach authored by SFU Archaeology faculty, students, alumni, and collaborators.