Coal Creek gold dredge, Yukon-Charley Rivers 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.

February 19, 2019

2019 AkAA Conference Accommodations

Looking for last minute accommodations for the annual meeting in Nome? There are still a few rooms available at Dredge No. 7 Inn (907-304-1270), Aurora Inn (907-443-3838) and Nugget Inn (907-443-2323). See you there!
February 18, 2019

2019 AkAA Conference Program

The 2019 conference program for the 46th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association is now online. Look forward to seeing you in Nome! 2019 AkAA Conference Program_NOME
February 13, 2019

Alaska Anthropological Association Board Members Election Results

Congratulations and welcome aboard! Amy Phillips-Chan, our newly elected board president, new regular board members, Sam Coffman, Morgan Blanchard, and Britteny Howell, and the  student representative Joshua Lynch