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The Alaska Anthropological Association partnered with Exhibit AK in Juneau, AK to create a conference logo for #AkAA virtual 2021 as well as modern and sleek track icons for the annual conference program. Sincere appreciation to Exhibit AK for their generous in-kind contribution that helped to finance the graphic design work. Check out the stunning results by Exhibit AK on our website and visit them on Facebook to learn more about their innovative company.
The Alaska Anthropological Association is honored to welcome Dr. E.J.R. David and Dr. Heather Igloliorte as the keynote speakers for #AkAA virtual 2021! Learn more about these distinguished speakers on our website.
The call for nominations for the Alaska Anthropological Association Board of Directors is now open! We are seeking organized and enthusiastic individuals who will bring innovative ideas and energy to the Association.
Five board positions including President will be open in 2021 and each position will serve a two-year term. The Board of Directors holds a regular meeting once a month and, among other duties, develops the Association’s annual budget, grants scholarships and awards, distributes the Alaska Journal of Anthropology, manages the Association website and social media, and helps to coordinate the Annual Meeting.
Please nominate yourself or any willing volunteer to serve on the board by emailing a paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in serving to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com The nomination period will close on January 15, 2021. Prior board experience is not required but nominees must be current members of the Association. You can learn more about the Board of Directors here.
Voting on board positions will take place via email from January 25-February 15, 2021. Only votes of current members will be counted. Please renew your membership prior to voting. New Board members will begin their terms in March 2021 in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting (#AkAA virtual 2021).
We hope you will consider joining the team and helping to guide the Association forward!
Alaska Anthropological Association Board of Directors
The Call for Sessions and Individual Presentations for #AkAA virtual 2021 is now open! The Alaska Anthropological Association will be holding its 48th Annual Meeting from March 1-5, 2021 as a free virtual conference via Zoom (#AkAA virtual 2021). The theme of this year’s conference is Fostering a Culture of Equity through the Removal of Boundaries. We welcome ideas for sessions and presentations in a variety of media, including papers, posters, storytelling, film, panel discussions, and multi-media performances. https://www.alaskaanthropology.org/annual-meeting/
Join us for a virtual research update from the Holzman site in Alaska, where a 14,000-year-old mammoth tusk was discovered and a team of experts from around the world work to better understand the first arrival of people into the Americas. Monday September 28, 2:00-3:00 pm (EST). Please save the date and invite your groups, classes, and clubs. For more information, see the attached flyer and abstract below. Register in advance and mark your calendars here.
Abstract: The Holzman archaeological site lies along the west bank of Shaw Creek, a northern tributary of the middle Tanana River in Interior Alaska. Recent excavations have yielded an expedient stone technology alongside well-preserved hearths, avifauna, and large mammal remains including abundant mammoth ivory in deeply buried deposits. Evidence of food preparation and ivory tool manufacture has been dated to at least to 13,700 cal BP. A smaller component at the site dates to 14,000 years ago making Holzman one of the earliest sites in the Americas. A multidisciplinary team including students from all over the world conducted wide-ranging analyses to contribute to our understanding of the human activities and local environmental change in the Shaw Creek valley—an area rich in Paleolithic archaeology.
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