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 15, 2017

ACZ Workshop at 44th Annual Meeting

If you forgot to sign up for the Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists’ Workshop when you registered for the conference, you can still register Monday morning at 8:30 AM in the Gold East Room!
February 13, 2017

44th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association

February 27-March 2, 2017 Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks Program coming soon! Check back for updates! Eating with the Sevostyanov Family, Enmelen, Chukotka, 2015 Photo by Igor Pasternak
January 20, 2017

World Anthropology Day- UAA

UAA Anthropology is hosting this free, family-friendly event at the Uni Center on Feb. 18, 10am-4pm. We need volunteers! Alex Taitt is coordinating student volunteers – if you’re a student, please contact Alex to volunteer. We need agency and individual volunteers too, some agencies have already signed up with me. Please consider sending a representative . . . MORE