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.

January 28, 2015

Time to renew your membership

2015 Membership Application Form WordPress Website Instructions for 2015 Online Renewal Please note that the memberships are only for one year.
August 26, 2015

NAGPRA Community Workshop and Discussion

Join Josh Reuther (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Claudia Nissley (National Preservation Institute), Scott Shirar (UA Museum of the North), and Angela Linn (UA Museum of the North) for an informal presentation and discussion about the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act regulations. Sponsored by the University of Alaska Museum of the North with a . . . MORE

Talk at Anchorage Museum: All Matters Iñupiaq

Dr. Edna Ahgeak MacLean will lecture on the importance of creating strong programs for Iñupiaq identity retention, in light of her recently published North Slope Iñupiaq Dictionary. Sponsored by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’s Recovering Voices Program. Thursday, 12:00 noon September 3rd, 2015 Arctic Studies Center gallery (2nd floor, west wing) Anchorage Museum . . . MORE