Archaeologists examine stone tools found 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.

November 06, 2018

Alutiiq Museum Seeks Educational Outreach Coordinator

Do you enjoy talking to people? Are you interested in Alutiiq history? The Alutiiq Museum seeks a friendly, organized person to coordinate our educational programs and resources. The Educational Outreach Coordinator will work 30 hours a week, Tuesday through Saturday, as a member of the museum’s professional team. To apply, please submit a cover letter, . . . MORE
November 01, 2018

Archaeology Field Methods in Alaska in Summer 2019

The Adelphi University, Department of Anthropology welcomes applications for our 2019 summer field school in Alaska. Interested students can find more information in the attached program flyers and our latest 2-minute short YouTube. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the course is full—so submit your application early. This year, research will focus on . . . MORE

DEADLINE Nov. 5th : Workshop PACE – Call for posters

We are proud to announce the upcoming workshop PACE, which stands for “Prehistoric Adaptations to Cold Environments: multidisciplinary approaches”. This event will take place on January 8 and 9 in Nice, France. The main goal of this workshop is to bring attention to current research methods and results contributing to a better understanding of long-term, . . . MORE