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Museums Alaska

Date Posted: July 15, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized
Dear Museum Friends and Colleagues, 
 
Online registration is now open for the 2021 Museums Alaska Annual Meeting #MA2021. The theme of this year’s conference is Sustainability: Adaptation and Resilience of Alaska Museums. The conference will take place via Whova on September 13-4 & 20-21. Registration is free thanks to a generous sponsorship by the Rasmuson Foundation. NEW! this year, you can also help sponsor the conference and receive cool Museums Alaska gift items only available during #MA2021! To register and join us as a sponsor, please use the Whova link below. 
 
Register for #MA2021:
https://whova.com/portal/registration/maac_202109/   
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The schedule and program will soon be available on the Museums Alaska website: https://museumsalaska.org/Conference 
 
We hope you will join us for an exciting event of presentations and conversations! 


Introducing the AK Anthropological Association YouTube Channel

Date Posted: June 28, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized
Dear members,
It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the Alaska Anthropological Association YouTube channel!
You will find all the sessions from our recent virtual conference, and we hope to keep you entertained with many more videos to come.
Please subscribe and hit the notification button, so you will be informed when new content is available!
To all those involved with organizing the conference and creating this channel, thank you. Please enjoy! 🎥🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

The purpose of the Alaska Anthropological Association is to serve as a vehicle for maintaining communication among people interested in all branches of anthropology; to promote public awareness and support for anthropological activities and goals; to foster knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Alaska Native and circumpolar cultural heritage; to work in collaboration with indigenous communities on all aspects of research and education, and to facilitate the dissemination of anthropological works in both technical and non-technical formats.

 



#MA2021: Museums Alaska Annual Meeting

Date Posted: April 19, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Museums Alaska is excited to announce that it will be holding its 2021 Annual Meeting from September 13-14 & 20-21 as a virtual conference via Zoom (#MA2021). The theme of this year’s conference is Sustainability: Adaptation and Resilience of Alaska Museums. The conference team is hard at work planning an exciting program of hands-on workshops and panel discussions.

Museums Alaska’s annual awards will be announced during #MA2021. Please consider nominating one of your esteemed colleagues for the 2021: Award for Excellence in the Museum Field, Volunteer of the Year Award, President’s Award in Honor of Lifetime Achievement, or Museums Champion. Please use this online awards form to submit your nomination by August 1, 2021.

For more information, please visit: www.museumsalaska.org

 



Job Posting: Forest Service Arch Tech Temp summer 2021 position

Date Posted: April 11, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized
The Chugach National Forest has announcement notification under the ANILCA hiring authority for the following Temporary 1039 opportunity for the 2021 summer season live on USAJOBS.gov (04/08/21 – 04/16/21). See the position below for more information and the USAJOBS hyperlinks. Please share.
TEMPORARY SEASONAL (1039), INTERMITTENT:
Archaeology Technician (GS-0102-06) in Girdwood, AK
Or search announcement # 21-111004-11081855-AT-EMH


Newsletter

Date Posted: April 11, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized
📰 Contributions to the Upcoming Newsletter 📰
Hello Alaska Anthropological Association Members!
For the upcoming AkAA Newsletter, we are looking for research material, news, video links, job postings, interesting new content to publish.
Please email Angela Gore at angkgore@gmail.com with any current research or upcoming project. Feel free to attach any photos, maps, etc.
Email Angela all completed content before April 26th. And, as always, please feel free to send any information to include in our future Newsletters.


2021 Alaska Archaeology Month

Date Posted: April 5, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized       Tags: Alaska, Poster, SAA

The final poster for the 2021 Alaska Archaeology Month is “Stone”.

“Ace geologists since ancient times, for millennia Alaskans have been prospecting for the most special rocks to craft into essential tools.”

The poster highlights several Alaska Native language terms for special rocks, minerals, and tools made of stone (e.g., uyangaх̑, or tuff, used in the Aleutian Islands for carving oil lamps; ivisaaq, or red ochre, used to coat snowshoes and tool handles in northern Alaska; or cheh chii, the Gwich’in term for stone fishing net sinkers).

This is the third in a series of posters focused on essential raw materials across time and cultures in Alaska. It follows “wood” and “antler.”

The Alaska Anthropological Association and NPS are happy to invite those interested in the new poster to submit an application to acquire a copy for free. Please let us know or contact directly: Jeff Rasic, Jeff_Rasic@nps.gov

 

NPS_Stone Poster_v3_0401



SAA 2021 State Archaeology Celebration Poster Award: submission from Alaska

Date Posted: April 5, 2021       Categories: Uncategorized       Tags: Alaska, Contest, Poster, SAA
SAA voting is happening this week through April 8 for State Archaeology Celebration Poster Contest.
If you support Alaska, vote for the 2020 “ANTLER” poster!
“Every culture in every corner of Alaska made at least some use of antler. And it 101 uses: combs, clubs, fish hooks, snow goggles, needles, awls, amulets, and arrowheads…”