The Association Archéologie Petites Antilles (AAPA) was founded in 2010 on the initiative of teachers and students with a passion for colonial archaeology or maritime history. AAPA is composed of 20 to 30 volunters historians, archaeologists, scientific divers.  Born of the desire to promote and develop scientific archaeology on land and at sea in the Lesser Antilles, AAPA focuses on coastal and maritime areas.

It specializes in the archaeology of :

– coastal areas, with operations such as Structures littorales dans le Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin (2010-2011) on the windward coast of Guadeloupe (2014-2016) ;

– wreck sites, with the Navigation antillaise 2013 operation on the wreck of the Pointe-à-Pitre pass, the Navigation antillaise 2014 operation on the wreck of the Sainte-Anne pass, the Navigation antillaise 2015 operation on the wreck of the Passe de la Baleine in Les Saintes 2015-2019;

– micro-island sites, with the D’îles en îles 2012 operation.

Some of the results are presented in exhibitions for the Journées Nationales de l’Archéologie or Journées Européennes du Patrimoine.

Since 2021 AAPA initiated a program in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and St Lucia dealing with sites linked with American revolution period.