Ca. 7,000 year old caribou mandible from the Tingmiukpuk archaeological site in Gates of the Arctic National Park. 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.

March 20, 2019

Archaeological Technician – Seasonal

Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA) and Northern Land Use Research Alaska, LLC (NLURA) are seeking applicants to develop a qualified applicant pool of Archaeological Technicians for work in 2019 for our Portland, Eugene, Seattle, Spokane, and Missoula offices along with NLURA’s office located in Anchorage. Individuals interested in working for HRA/NLURA in 2019 will be . . . MORE
February 26, 2019

Summer Field Technicians at the Center for Environmental Management Military Land

Center for Environmental Management Military Land (CEMML) staff combine mission experience and technical skill to deliver results and meet demanding challenges. Our contributions not only serve project-specific needs but benefit surrounding communities and the nation. Click the link CEMML’s Careers page.
February 25, 2019

International Conference on Arctic Indigenous Languages in Yakutsk. Call for papers

In the frames of the International Year of Indigenous Languages declared by the United Nations The Institute for Humanities Research and Indigenous Studies of the North, Russian Academy of Sciences, International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) and the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North of Sakha Republic with the support of the International Organization . . . MORE