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.

October 12, 2019

Call for annual meeting sessions now open!

The 47th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association to be held in Fairbanks in 2020 is now accepting calls for organized sessions! Submit your proposed session online here.
October 09, 2019

International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day Campbell Creek Science Center Sat, Oct 19: 10am-2pm!
September 25, 2019

Respected Alaska Native elder Howard Luke dies

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 7:46pm   Fairbanks, Alaska (AP) – A family member says Alaska Native community elder Howard Luke has died in Fairbanks. The 95-year-old member of the Interior Alaska Native community died around 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the city’s Denali Center. Mo MacCracken, Luke’s daughter, confirmed his death. The respected Athabascan elder was . . . MORE