Eagle Historic District. HABS/HAER photo.

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Job Posting: Forest Service Arch Tech Temp summer 2021 position

Date Posted: April 11, 2021       Category: 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       Category: Uncategorized
đź“° Contributions to the Upcoming Newsletter đź“°
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       Category: 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., uyangaŃ…Ě‘, 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       Category: 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…”

#AkAA virtual 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

Date Posted: March 8, 2021       Category: Uncategorized

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The 48th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, #AkAA virtual 2021, wrapped up last week with a record turnout of 399 registered participants. The conference featured 13 sessions with over 80 presenters from 8 countries including the United States, Canada, Norway, Wales, France, England, Scotland, and Japan. Presentations covered a broad range of topics from the fields of ethnobotany, rescue archaeology, museums and artistic practices, community-based participatory research, and other timely issues facing our communities. We were honored to host two renowned keynote speakers, Dr. E.J.R. David (University of Alaska Anchorage) and Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Concordia Univrsity), who addressed critical issues of equity, self-representation, and indigenous sovereignty.

The theme of this year’s conference, Fostering a Culture of Equity through the Removal of Boundaries, spoke to emerging opportunities within the virtual world to diminish barriers, including physical distance and financial limitations, and to increase access to learning and educational resources. It was excellent to see that the online conference encouraged and supported such a high level of student participation, diverse voices, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Thank you to our invaluable sponsors, conference committee, volunteers, session organizers, presenters, and participants who contributed your experience and voices to create an online annual meeting that was both memorable and meaningful.

The #AkAA virtual 2021 conference program and resources shared during the conference are available on the AkAA website at: www.alaskaanthropology.org/annual-meeting/

Best wishes for the coming spring!

Alaska Anthropological Association


Alaska Anthropological Association Winter 2021 Newsletter

Date Posted: February 24, 2021       Category: Uncategorized

Dear Members,

The Alaska Anthropological Association Winter 2021 Newsletter Vol. 47, No. 1 is now available. Happy reading!


2021 AkAA Election Results

Date Posted: February 23, 2021       Category: Uncategorized
Congratulations to those elected to serve on the Alaska Anthropological Association Board of Directors! Board members will begin their two-year term at the close of this year’s annual meeting on March 5, 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s election.

Sam Coffman (President)
Shina duVall (Board)
Britteny Howell (Board)
Joshua Lynch (Board)
Marine Vanlandeghem Gillepsie (Student Representative)

#AkAA virtual 2021 Conference Program Now Available

Date Posted: February 22, 2021       Category: Uncategorized

The #AkAA virtual 2021 Conference Program is now available! Please click here to download a copy of the program.


#AkAA virtual 2021 Schedule at a Glance Now Online!

Date Posted: February 4, 2021       Category: Uncategorized

The #AkAA virtual 2021 Schedule at a Glance is now online! Please click here to download a copy of the schedule.


Registration Opens for #AkAA virtual 2021

Date Posted: February 1, 2021       Category: Uncategorized

Dear Anthropology Colleagues,

Online registration is now open for the 48th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, #AkAA virtual 2021. The theme of this year’s conference is Fostering a Culture of Equity through the Removal of Boundaries. The conference will take place via Zoom from March 1-5, 2021and is free to all registered participants. Please register via the Zoom link below. The schedule and program will be available on the Alaska Anthropological Association website: https://www.alaskaanthropology.org/annual-meeting/

We hope you will join us for an exciting week of presentations and conversations!

Register for #AkAA virtual 2021: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqceuopzstGNS3MMRXbPRB9hPRxHQ9uPMY

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sincerely,

Alaska Anthropological Association