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.

August 22, 2019

Michael Edward Krauss Obituary

Michael Edward Krauss, professor emeritus at University of Alaska Fairbanks, internationally renowned scholar of Alaska Native languages, and a champion of endangered languages, died in Needham, Massachusetts, on Aug. 11, at the age of 84. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer/obituary.aspx?n=michael-edward-krauss&pid=193694793
July 23, 2019

Historic Properties Specialist Workshop

This upcoming training is to certify cultural resource professionals as Historic Properties Specialists, the cultural resource personnel activated to advise On-Scene Coordinators on historic properties protection during oil spill and hazardous materials responses. The 2019 Historic Properties Specialist Workshop training is being organized by personnel from: the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service . . . MORE
July 22, 2019

2019 AHS Awards: Request for Nominations

Do you know individuals and groups which have done a worthy project, made long-term contributions to local history, made historical materials better known, or written a book that has contributed to the understanding and preservation of Alaska‚Äôs history this past year? It is time to nominate these folks for recognition by the Alaska Historical Society . . . MORE