Job announcement: Permanent Seasonal Archaeologist

Date Posted: January 12, 2024       Categories: Uncategorized

The Office of History and Archaeology at the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources is seeking to hire a permanent seasonal Archaeologist 1-2 to join the Archaeological survey unit. Primary responsibilities involve conducting literature research, field investigations, laboratory processing and analysis, and report writing. Other tasks include research and writing for National Register of Historic Places nominations and database projects for the Alaska Heritage Resource Survey unit. Field investigations occur throughout Alaska. Laboratory analysis and report writing are conducted in the office and at the office’s laboratory in Anchorage.

You can learn more and apply here: Archaeologist 1-2 Flex (PCN 10-5239) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Applications will be accepted through January 23rd, 2024.


Deadline for abstract submissions extended!

Date Posted: January 9, 2024       Categories: Uncategorized

The deadline for submitting paper and poster abstracts to the 51st Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association has been extended to Sunday, January 14th.

Submit your abstracts here!

2024 AkAA Annual Meeting Announcements

Date Posted: December 1, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

51st Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association
Fairbanks, Alaska – Westmark Hotel and Conference Center
February 21-24, 2024

Please visit our Annual Meeting page for more details.

Registration: There are still a few details to line up before registration can officially open, but we wanted to share this year’s rate structure (not including meal options). We’ve worked hard to reduce registration costs while also staying on budget with the goal each year to have the conference pay for itself through registration and sponsorships. In response to member feedback, and to make the conference more accessible, there is a daily rate of $75 and a community partner rate of $50. The community partner rate is intended for anyone that would not normally attend the conference but is involved in a specific project or is contributing to the ongoing work of an organization. If you have questions about this new rate or are wondering if someone you work with qualifies, please contact us.

Member rate: $150

Non-member rate: $250

Student rate: $75

Community Partner rate: $50

Daily rate: $75


Meals, Events, and Keynote Schedule: We’re planning on two keynote speakers again this year, but each will give a luncheon talk. Rather than a Friday night banquet, there will be a Friday lunch to free up the evening for conference goers to also attend the Festival of Native Arts on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus. A second lunch and keynote speaker will be on Saturday. Plans are also in the works for the opening reception, a student mixer, and the ACZ workshops and details will be shared once they’re available.

Keynote Speaker: This year’s conference will feature Pavel Sulyandziga, President of the Batani Foundation and U.S. Congressional Representative Mary Peltola as our keynote speakers.


Application period open for awards, scholarships, and travel grants!

Date Posted: November 16, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized
We are currently accepting award nominations and scholarship applications. Submissions and supporting documentation can be submitted through January 15th, 2024. For a complete list of awards and scholarships, along with information about how to apply, click HERE.

The application period for conference travel grants is open as well. Grant applications are due December 15th, 2023. Funds can be used to defray the costs of attending and presenting at the meeting. Additionally, travel grant awardees also receive free registration. For additional information and links to apply click HERE.

We are also pleased to announce that starting this year applications are encouraged via Google form submission to help streamline the application and review process. A Google form link can be found on the Association website for each award and scholarship as well as for travel grants. Please note that you can still download and submit a pdf of your application via email if you prefer.

For questions, please reach out to Caroline Ketron at alaskaanthroaward.scholarship@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Fairbanks!

Job posting: Environmental Impact Analyst 2 / 3 with Cultural Resources background

Date Posted: November 16, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

DOT&PF is hiring an SOI Qualified Archaeologist, Historian or Architectural Historian as an Environmental Impact Analyst 2/3 for the Northern Region Design & Engineering Services. This job offers a lot of opportunity to learn about Section 106 and CRM—DOT&PF is a state agency but also has NEPA Assignment from FHWA, and acts as a federal agency for those projects. There is a wide breadth of experience to be had.

Appy for the position here:



51st Annual Meeting – Call for Sessions and Presentations now open!

Date Posted: November 10, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

The Alaska Anthropological Association will hold its 51st Annual Meeting from February 21-24, 2024, in Fairbanks, at the Westmark Hotel and Conference Center. We will host in-person sessions and events but will have options for Zoom presentations. The theme for the 2024 meeting is Changing Arctic Futures: Climate, Conflict, Politics.

We welcome ideas for sessions and presentations in northern Anthropology and related fields in various media, including but not limited to papers, posters, storytelling, film, panel discussions, and multi-media performances. We are delighted to inform our colleagues and members that submission for sessions and abstracts is open!

Instructions for abstract submission can be found here: https://www.alaskaanthropology.org/annual-meeting/.

Deadline for session submissions: December 15, 2023

Deadline for abstract/paper submissions: January 7, 2024

We look forward to seeing you in Fairbanks!

Job posting: Cultural Resource Specialist

Date Posted: June 13, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

Colorado State University is hiring a Cultural Resource Specialist for the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide technical, strategic, evaluation, and planning support in the areas of cultural resources management for the Air Force Civil Engineer Command (AFCEC) Environmental Quality Branch (CZTQ). The position can be either remote or based in San Antonio, TX. More details can be found here: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/127555

Job posting: Archaeologist

Date Posted: June 13, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

UAF is hiring an Archaeologist to lead the archaeology program at Fort Wainwright and associated training areas. More details can be found here:


Council of Allied Societies Benefits

Date Posted: May 25, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

Did you know that your membership in the Alaska Anthropology Association provides you with free or discounted access to Society for American Archaeology (SAA) continuing education seminars? By contacting alaskaanthroexternalaffairs@gmail.com you can access one SAA “Foundational Skills” Seminar for FREE and participate in one SAA “Deeper Digs” seminar at SAA member-only pricing. For RPA-certified events, RPAs and RAs are awarded CPE credits, and participants for all seminars receive a certificate of completion from SAA.

Descriptions of upcoming events can be found here: http://saa.org/career-practice/continuing-education


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OHA Virtual Education Series Schedule

Date Posted: May 25, 2023       Categories: Uncategorized

The Alaska Office of History and Archaeology’s OHA Virtual Education Series is valuable for both Cultural Resource Management (CRM) practitioners working in Alaska and government/agency employees working on Section 106 projects. Past workshop and training topics include requirements for State Cultural Resource Investigation Permits for CRM investigations on state lands, Traditional Place Names, Research Designs, Literature Reviews, and Archaeological Field Methods. Check out their website to register for upcoming events or view recordings of past presentations:  https://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/publiceducation/training.htm