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 06, 2018

Invitation to the “Anthropology of Alaska, Two Minutes at a Time”

Just a reminder that we are now just over two months away from this years’ aaa’s, and hopefully, from the SIXTH ANNUAL “Anthropology of Alaska, Two Minutes at a Time.” We have had a great series of talks the last few years, and I hope the tradition can continue. The event will be sometime Wednesday night, 3/21, . . . MORE

ACZ Processing Workshop

Volunteers Needed:Talk, laugh, label, and clean!  The ACZ Collection has been available to researchers working with northern and Alaskan archaeological assemblages for over 20 years. Now’s your chance to help out behind the scenes. RSPV alaskazooarch.org/workshop Time: March 21, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (includes a lunch break) Location: ACZ Lab, BMH Room 123, 2400 W. Campus Dr., . . . MORE
January 30, 2018

Knik Series Launches Feb 1 “Explore the Pacific World with Pacific Pathfinder,” by Sven Haakanson

The Knik Spring Series launches this Thursday (February 1) at Chugiak High School at 6pm.  6pm:  Public Engagement Session, Pacific Pathfinders Chat with MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Dr. Sven Haakanson, check out kayak displays, meet flocal historical societies, enjoy an array of refreshments prepared by Michele Miller, and watch the film, The Navigators: Pathfinders of . . . MORE