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.

April 22, 2019

Spring 2019 AkAA Newsletter

The Spring 2019 Newsletter of the Alaska Anthropological Association is now available! Best wishes for a great season! Spring 2019_Vol45_No2
April 18, 2019

PEG Receives 2018 SAA Best Poster Award

The Alaska Anthropological Association Public Education Group (PEG), in partnership with other organizations, has received the 2018 Society for American Archaeology’s award for Best Archaeology Month Poster. The 2018 award winning poster features the 7,500 year old maritime history and culture of Ocean Bay, the ancestral homeland of today’s Alutiiq communities. This is the fifth consecutive year that . . . MORE
April 17, 2019

Great Discoveries in Alaskan Archaeology

Join us Saturday, April 20 at the Morris Thompson Center for 10 minute talks by Alaskan archaeologists about some of the amazing finds they have made around the state. Free public lecture in the Auditorium and free kids craft in the lobby. 2-4:40 pm. 2-2:10                    Introduction and seating 2:20-2:20              Dr. Ben Potter (University of Alaska, . . . MORE