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.



December 01, 2023

2024 AkAA Annual Meeting Announcements

Registration: There are still a few details to line up before registration can officially open, but we wanted to share this year’s rate structure (not including meal options). We’ve worked hard to reduce registration costs while also staying on budget with the goal each year to have the conference pay for itself through registration and . . . MORE
November 16, 2023

Application period open for awards, scholarships, and travel grants!

We are currently accepting award nominations and scholarship applications. Submissions and supporting documentation can be submitted through January 15th, 2024. For a complete list of awards and scholarships, along with information about how to apply, click HERE. The application period for conference travel grants is open as well. Grant applications are due December 15th, 2023. Funds can be used . . . MORE

Job posting: Environmental Impact Analyst 2 / 3 with Cultural Resources background

DOT&PF is hiring an SOI Qualified Archaeologist, Historian or Architectural Historian as an Environmental Impact Analyst 2/3 for the Northern Region Design & Engineering Services. This job offers a lot of opportunity to learn about Section 106 and CRM—DOT&PF is a state agency but also has NEPA Assignment from FHWA, and acts as a federal . . . MORE