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.

November 06, 2020

Call for Sessions and Presentations for #AkAA virtual 2021

The Call for Sessions and Individual Presentations for #AkAA virtual 2021 is now open! The Alaska Anthropological Association will be holding its 48th Annual Meeting from March 1-5, 2021 as a free virtual conference via Zoom (#AkAA virtual 2021). The theme of this year’s conference is Fostering a Culture of Equity through the Removal of . . . MORE
October 23, 2020

Museums Alaska Executive Director Recruitment

Museums Alaska is currently recruiting a new Executive Director to lead Alaska’s statewide museum association. This is a great position to connect and engage with museums and cultural centers across the state. Please see the job description for more details on the position and how to apply: https://museumsalaska.org/resources/Documents/Museums%20Alaska%20ED%20Position.pdf
August 24, 2020

A mammoth discovery: ice-age archaeology in Alaska

Join us for a virtual research update from the Holzman site in Alaska, where a 14,000-year-old mammoth tusk was discovered and a team of experts from around the world work to better understand the first arrival of people into the Americas. Monday September 28, 2:00-3:00 pm (EST). Please save the date and invite your groups, . . . MORE