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.



June 13, 2023

Job posting: Cultural Resource Specialist

Colorado State University is hiring a Cultural Resource Specialist for the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide technical, strategic, evaluation, and planning support in the areas of cultural resources management for the Air Force Civil Engineer Command (AFCEC) Environmental Quality Branch (CZTQ). The position can be either remote or based in . . . MORE

Job posting: Archaeologist

UAF is hiring an Archaeologist to lead the archaeology program at Fort Wainwright and associated training areas. More details can be found here: https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/524632/archaeologist
May 25, 2023

Council of Allied Societies Benefits

Did you know that your membership in the Alaska Anthropology Association provides you with free or discounted access to Society for American Archaeology (SAA) continuing education seminars? By contacting alaskaanthroexternalaffairs@gmail.com you can access one SAA “Foundational Skills” Seminar for FREE and participate in one SAA “Deeper Digs” seminar at SAA member-only pricing. For RPA-certified events, RPAs . . . MORE