Eagle Historic District. HABS/HAER photo.

Welcome to the Alaska Anthropological Association

Founded in 1974, the Association is a statewide professional organization for people working, studying and interested in all areas of northern anthropology. Today, the Association has over 200 active members in Alaska, the United States and countries including Canada, France, Denmark, Norway, and Japan. For more than thirty years its members have helped to break new ground in basic and applied research, to build collaborations between researchers and communities, and to foster public knowledge and interest in circumpolar cultural heritage. The Association’s annual meetings are an international forum for projects in archaeology, linguistics, cultural studies, oral history, medical anthropology, museum exhibitions, cultural resource management, human genetics, and more. Our peer-reviewed publications – the Alaska Journal of Anthropology and Aurora monograph series – hold a growing and respected place in the literature of the north.

The Alaska Anthropological Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that depends on dues, contributions, and the volunteer efforts of its members. It offers student, regular, and institutional memberships, all including an annual subscription to the Alaska Journal of Anthropology.

October 16, 2017

45th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association in 2018 [update]

The call for organized sessions at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association in 2018 is officially open. Please use the Call for Sessions form. The deadline to submit a session is December 15, 2017. Registration and presentation/poster abstracts submissions will open by November 15, 2017.
August 30, 2017

2018 Membership Period Opens October 1

The 2017 Alaska Anthropological Association fiscal year is wrapping up in September. Please renew your memberships for 2018 after October 1, 2017!
July 05, 2017

46th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association

February 27th – March 2nd, 2019 Nome, Alaska Organized by the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum