Ca. 7,000 year old caribou mandible from the Tingmiukpuk archaeological site in Gates of the Arctic National Park. NPS photo by Jeff Rasic

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.

May 01, 2018

Section 106 webinar “Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements” on May 24 and 29

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has one more Section 106 webinar scheduled this spring.  “Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements” will be offered May 24 and 29 The program description and registration instructions are at www.achp.gov/sec106webinar.html.  If you have questions about the programs email training[at]achp.gov.

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu, in Anchorage, May 17-19

May 2018 is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu, the only ground battle of World War II to take place on American soil.  The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are hosting activities May 17-19 in Anchorage.  Activities include films, an art show, presentations and panel discussions.  More information can be found at www.attu75.org.

Guiding Principles for Field-Based Historic Preservation, in Anchorage, May 15-17, 2018

The Vanishing Treasures Program of the National Park Service is presenting a workshop, Guiding Principles for Field-Based Historic Preservation, in Anchorage, May 15-17, 2018.  Topics include understanding how treatment decisions for historic resources are developed, how resources are evaluated, and how compliance, laws and the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for historic preservation are connected to the work . . . MORE