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.

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October 22, 2014

42nd Annual Meeting in Anchorage

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage will host the meetings of the Alaska Anthropological Association at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Anchorage on March 4 – 7, 2015. Click here for more information. On March 4th we will have workshops, and the registration will be at the Anchorage Museum atrium that . . . MORE
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June 30, 2014

Saint Lawrence Island Survey

Paul Taylor from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen is conducting dissertation research into the subsistence digging taking place on Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska, and the wider legal trade in Alaskan antiquities. He is carrying out a survey of individuals and organisations whose work or research involves either the legal trade in . . . MORE
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April 29, 2014

Great Land Trust is having a party on May 8th

Mat-Su Valley Celebration & Fundraiser May 8th, 2014 – 5:30-8:00pm Elk’s Lodge, 2600 N. Barry Resort Dr. Wasilla, AK Please join us for a fun evening celebrating the places we love in the Mat-Su Valley and GLT’s local successes to conserve them! We need your help to purchase the top of the Bodenburg Butte for . . . MORE