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.

April 11, 2021

Job Posting: Forest Service Arch Tech Temp summer 2021 position

The Chugach National Forest has announcement notification under the ANILCA hiring authority for the following Temporary 1039 opportunity for the 2021 summer season live on USAJOBS.gov (04/08/21 – 04/16/21). See the position below for more information and the USAJOBS hyperlinks. Please share. TEMPORARY SEASONAL (1039), INTERMITTENT: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597717600 Archaeology Technician (GS-0102-06) in Girdwood, AK Or search . . . MORE


Contributions to the Upcoming Newsletter Hello Alaska Anthropological Association Members! For the upcoming AkAA Newsletter, we are looking for research material, news, video links, job postings, interesting new content to publish. Please email Angela Gore at angkgore@gmail.com with any current research or upcoming project. Feel free to attach any photos, maps, etc. Email Angela all . . . MORE
April 05, 2021

2021 Alaska Archaeology Month

The final poster for the 2021 Alaska Archaeology Month is “Stone”. “Ace geologists since ancient times, for millennia Alaskans have been prospecting for the most special rocks to craft into essential tools.” The poster highlights several Alaska Native language terms for special rocks, minerals, and tools made of stone (e.g., uyangaх̑, or tuff, used in . . . MORE