Archaeologist screening sediments at the Tuluaq Hill site in Noatak 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.

February 23, 2018

Tribal Climate Science Liaison (The Southwest Climate Science Center in Tucson, AZ)

The Southwest Climate Science Center is seeking a Tribal Climate Science Liaison. This full- time, professional position will provide direct extension support to Tribes and Tribal colleges located in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California, the states comprising the service area of the Department of the Interior Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC), located on the campus . . . MORE
February 22, 2018

Research Architectural Historians (Northern Land Use Research Alaska, LLC)

NLURA is seeking applicants to develop a qualified applicant pool of Research Architectural Historians for work in Alaska. Individuals interested in working for NLURA in 2018 will be selected from this pool. The Research Architectural Historian performs a wide range of project-based research tasks in architecture, historic preservation, and cultural resources management. The nature of . . . MORE

Seasonal Archaeological Technicians Positions, (Northern Land Use Research Alaska, LLC)

NLURA is seeking applicants to develop a qualified applicant pool of Archaeological Technicians for work in 2018. Individuals interested in working for NLURA in 2018 will be selected only from this pool. The Archaeological Technician – Seasonal performs archaeological field work, lab work, or related office work under the direction and supervision of a NLURA . . . MORE