Great Discoveries in Alaskan Archaeology

Date Posted: April 17, 2019       Categories: Uncategorized

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, Fairbanks) Recent Discoveries at Upward Sun River

2:20-2:30              Brooks Lawler (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) Quarry Quandaries

2:30-2:40              Bob Sattler (Tanana Chiefs Conference) Calico Bluff Archaeology

2:40-2:50              Gerad Smith (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) An Ancient Footprint in the Tanana

2:50-3:00              Molly Proue (Department of Transportation and Public Facilites) Blowing Off Steam

3:00-3:10              Josh Lynch (Texas A&M University) Deadliest Weapons of Ice Age Beringia

3:10-3:20              Mike Kunz (Bureau of Land Management) The Mesa Site Revealed: Archaeology and Other Stuff

3:20-3:30              Jeff Rasic (National Park Service) Alaska’s Largest Artifact

3:30-3:40              Steve Lanford (Bureau of Land Management) Not Just another Rusty Can

3:40-3:50              Angela Gore (Texas A&M University) The Cutting Edge: Sourcing Early Stone Tools in the Nenana Valley

3:50-4:00              Caitlin Holloway (National Park Service) Lake Selby Caribou Cache Pit

4:00-4:10              Patricia Peirsol and Trish DeNardo Schmidt (Friends of the SS Nenana) SS Nenana Steamboat Accessories

4:10-4:20              Sam Coffman (University of Alaska Museum of the North) Where’d the Raft Go? The Fascinating Archaeology of the Katmai Region

4:20-4:30              Julie Esdale (Colorado State University) Lost Bag of Tools from the Brooks Range


2018 Membership Period Opens October 1

Date Posted: August 30, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized

The 2017 Alaska Anthropological Association fiscal year is wrapping up in September. Please renew your memberships for 2018 after October 1, 2017!

46th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association

Date Posted: July 5, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized

February 27th – March 2nd, 2019

Nome, Alaska

Organized by the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum

45th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association

Date Posted: July 5, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized

March 21st – 24th, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska

Egan Center, Anchorage

Organized by the National Park Service

44th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association

Date Posted: February 13, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized

February 27-March 2, 2017
Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks

Program coming soon! Check back for updates!


Eating with the Sevostyanov Family, Enmelen, Chukotka, 2015
Photo by Igor Pasternak

World Anthropology Day- UAA

Date Posted: January 20, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized
UAA Anthropology is hosting this free, family-friendly event at the Uni Center on Feb. 18, 10am-4pm. We need volunteers!
Alex Taitt is coordinating student volunteers – if you’re a student, please contact Alex to volunteer.
We need agency and individual volunteers too, some agencies have already signed up with me. Please consider sending a representative or 2 from your organization to either lead a fun educational activity, show off some artifacts, posters, or replicas from your respective collections, or help out with UAA’s activities. Please contact Sally at sfcarraher@gmail if you wish to volunteer.

OHA Alaska’s Historic Preservation Plan

Date Posted: November 5, 2016       Categories: Uncategorized

OHA is updating Alaska’s historic preservation plan and wants to know what historic places matter to you. Please share your thoughts by taking a short survey that is available online at:

Another way you can share the important historic sites in your community is by participating in our #ThisPlaceMatters Alaska photo sharing campaign.  Photo submissions may include historic buildings and structures, residential neighborhoods, downtown streetscapes, historic and rural landscapes, and archaeological sites (please offset the location of archaeological sites for their protection).

Go to to submit an entry.

Go to to see previous entries on an interactive map.