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.

April 23, 2018

Archaeology Month, Ocean Bay, Week 3 Video

Part 3 of recreating an Ocean Bay slate spear point. Video by Monty Rogers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1CIAAm_v0c&feature=youtu.be
April 20, 2018

Request for Proposals for Synthesis Working Group Information

The Arctic Data Center is soliciting requests for proposals for a Synthesis Working Group. Proposals are due May 23, 2018. To promote the analysis and synthesis of Arctic data, as well as to inform ongoing development of the data repository, the Arctic Data Center is soliciting requests for proposals for a Synthesis Working Group, with . . . MORE
April 17, 2018

Archaeology Month, Ocean Bay, Week 2 Video

Monty Rogers, an archaeologist in Alaska explores the process of making a slate spear point. Part 2 of the video recreating an Ocean Bay slate spear point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLFbUmKZUmc