Coal Creek gold dredge, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. NPS 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.

April 16, 2017

Alaska Archaeology Month Events 2017

April is Alaska Archaeology Month. Learn about Alaska’s rich history and cultural heritage at public events and activities for all ages throughout the spring and across the state. Find the latest information at http://www.alaskaanthropology.org/, facebook.com/AlaskaAnthropologicalAssociation and the file _Alaska Archaeology Month Events 2017 April 1, Public Lecture: Archaeological Research in the Islands of Four Mountains (Museum of the . . . MORE

UAF Archaeological Field School in Interior Alaska, 2017

The UAF Anthropology Department is excited to announce this year’s archaeology field school in the Shaw Creek Basin in interior Alaska. UAF anthropology professor Dr. Ben Potter and PhD candidate Gerad Smith will be the instructors for the field school. Dr. Potter has led past nationally recognized field schools at the Mead and Gerstle River sites . . . MORE