Special Interest Groups

The Alaska Anthropological Association helps administer several special interest groups.

Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists

The Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists (ACZ) is a volunteer organization dedicated to developing a world-class comparative collection of bones and other tissues from animals endemic to Alaska that are likely to be found in archaeological sites. This comparative collection is available at the University of Alaska Anchorage to researchers working on northern faunal collections from archaeological, paleontological, zoological, and other contexts where researchers might need to identify animal bones and tissues. ACZ aims to exchange information and ideas with the community and other archaeologists through workshops, presentations, and by sponsoring symposia.

You can learn more about accessing the collection or contributing to ACZ by emailing alaskazooarch [at] gmail [dot] com, or going to their website www.alaskazooarch.org.


Public Education Group

The Alaska Anthropological Association Public Education Group provides high-quality educational programs in anthropology for adults and children throughout Alaska. It is a group of professional anthropologists who collaborate in the implementation of such programs such as Alaska Archaeology Month, the Anthropology Lecture Series, school programs and other educational activities. The group encourages partnerships and involvement by teachers, museum educators, village organizations and others interested in anthropology and heritage preservation.