Archaeologist screening sediments at the Tuluaq Hill site in Noatak National Preserve. NPS photo.

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45th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association in 2018 [update]

Date Posted: October 16, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized
The call for organized sessions at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association in 2018 is officially open. Please use the Call for Sessions form. The deadline to submit a session is December 15, 2017.
Registration and presentation/poster abstracts submissions will open by November 15, 2017.


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



Nome Archaeology Camp July 16-23, 2017

Date Posted: June 1, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized

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Alaska Archaeology Month Events 2017

Date Posted: April 16, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized

April is Alaska Archaeology Month. Learn about Alaska’s rich history and cultural heritage at public events and activities for all ages throughout the spring and across the state. Find the latest information at http://www.alaskaanthropology.org/facebook.com/AlaskaAnthropologicalAssociation and the file _Alaska Archaeology Month Events 2017

April 1, Public Lecture: Archaeological Research in the Islands of Four Mountains

    (Museum of the Aleutians, Unalaska)

April – all month, Exhibit: Archaeological Collections from Alaska National Parks

    (Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Anchorage)

April 5, Public Lecture: New Views of Viking Greenland—Resilient, Adaptive, but Still Extinct

    (Alaska Quaternary Center, Fairbanks)

April 25, Public Lecture: Walakpa: How Salvaged Archaeological Remains Can Benefit Our Community

    (Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC) Science, Utqiagvik)

April 25, Public Lecture: The Alaskan Paleoarctic Tradition and the People of Beringia

    (Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Anchorage)

April 26, Film Screening: Igliqtiqsiugvigruak [Swift Water Place]

    (Northwest Arctic Heritage Center, Kotzebue)

April 28, Open House: Artifacts from Tulaagiaq

    (Utuqqanaat Inaat & National Park Service, Kotzebue)

April 30, 17th Annual Alaska Atlatl Fun and Throw

    (Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage)


UAF Archaeological Field School in Interior Alaska, 2017

Date Posted: April 16, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized
The UAF Anthropology Department is excited to announce this year’s archaeology field school in the Shaw Creek Basin in interior Alaska. UAF anthropology professor Dr. Ben Potter and PhD candidate Gerad Smith will be the instructors for the field school. Dr. Potter has led past nationally recognized field schools at the Mead and Gerstle River sites in interior Alaska for the last 20 years. UAF researchers and collaborators Drs. Charles Holmes and Joshua Reuther will be involved in the field work and geoarchaeology studies. For student testimony on UAF’s past field schools, just see this blog entry on the Archaeological Institute of America website by Emily Maskas: https://www.archaeological.org/blog/19227. The field school is May 15th to June 17th. Applications are due May 1st.
To be considered, apply early by contacting Dr. Ben Potter (bapotter@alaska.edu) or Gerad Smith (gmsmith2@alaska.edu) for more information. For more information, you can visit: https://sites.google.com/a/alaska.edu/uaf-swan-point-field-school/.


Public Lecture: Walakpa: How Salvaged Archaeological Remains Can Benefit Our Community

Date Posted: April 8, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized

April 25 – Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC) Science  – Utqiagvik

Dr. Anne Jensen and Kaare Siikuaq Erickson will describe the Walakpa Archaeology Salvage Project (WASP), work focused on a large and important archaeological site near Utqiagvik that is eroding into the Chukchi Sea. A hands on activity will show how toggle head harpoons work, how this technology has impacted human distribution in the Arctic, and how toggle head harpoon technology continues to be vital to Inupiat culture. 7pm, Tuzzy Library, Utqiagvik (Barrow) Alaska.



ACZ Workshop at 44th Annual Meeting

Date Posted: February 15, 2017       Categories: Uncategorized

If you forgot to sign up for the Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists’ Workshop when you registered for the conference, you can still register Monday morning at 8:30 AM in the Gold East Room!

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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!

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