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

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.
May 19, 2015

Documentary Film: Igliqtiqsiugvigruaq (Swift Water Place)

There will be a screening of the documentary film Igliqtiqsiugvigruaq at the Anchorage Museum on Friday, May 22nd (7:00 pm). This film examines the relationship between the Alaska Native village of Kiana and a team of archaeologists excavating a site along the Kobuk River. A discovery of human remains brings work to a sudden halt. . . . MORE
May 18, 2015

Archaeology Opportunity for High Schoolers near Nome

The Nome Archaeology Expedition is offering a free archaeology camp for high school-age students this summer! Excavations will take place at Salmon Lake (near Nome, Alaska) from July 19-26, 2015.