Obsidian pebbles from the Wiki Peak source in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. 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.

January 28, 2015

Conference Deadlines Approaching

Early Bird 2015 Annual Meeting Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 15th Hilton Anchorage hotel room reservations should be made by Friday, February 13th To register for conference and ACZ Workshop online go to 2015 Annual Meeting page. Note: you must log in to access the Member Discount link. To register for the conference by email or mail print 2015 . . . MORE

Time to renew your membership

2015 Membership Application Form WordPress Website Instructions for 2015 Online Renewal Please note that the memberships are only for one year.
January 27, 2015

Please vote! Deadline for receiving ballots is February 28th

Hello active members: There are four (4) vacancies on the Alaska Anthropological Association Board of Directors. The Board serves as the Association’s main governing body.  Board members represent the general membership by making decisions and taking actions on behalf of the Association. The duties of the Board members include: attending Board meetings, bringing to the Board’s attention issues of relevance . . . MORE