Alaska Anthropological Association

42nd Annual Meeting in Anchorage (Alaska Anthropological Association)

Meeting Details

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage will host the meetings of the Alaska Anthropological Association at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Anchorage on March 4 – 7, 2015.  This corresponds with the final week of the Fur Rondy and Saturday is the show start for the Iditarod, so there will be many interesting activities going on in Anchorage during your visit. Be prepared for some difficulty parking downtown, however.

March 4th is set aside for workshops.  The Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists will hold a workshop in the remodeled labs at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in the Beatrice McDonald Hall.  Their guest presenter this year is Dr. R. Lee Lyman from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri.  The topic is yet to be determined. If you would are interested in holding a workshop, please contact us by December 1st because space is limited for Wednesday.

The reception will be in the atrium of the Alaska Museum on the evening of March 4th.  The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center exhibit will be left open for us that evening  There will be appetizers and beverages and you can pick up your packets, or register for the meetings.  Parking will be available in the garage at the museum.

Paper presentations begin Thursday.  Friday is the evening awards banquet and our speaker will be Dr. Mark Nuttall from the University of Alberta.  His specialty is the effect of climate change on Arctic communities. Saturday is a busy one with a luncheon speaker, a business meeting at the end of the paper presentations, and the Belzoni meeting that evening.  The luncheon speaker is yet to be determined.



The conference is being held at the Hilton in downtown Anchorage. We are setting up a page on the Alaska Anthropological Association web site that will have links for Hotel Reservations at the Hilton.  Rooms will be $99 for a single or a double, $119 for a triple, and $139 for a room with four beds.  Internet is complimentary in the rooms during the meetings. The Hilton asks that all room reservations be made by Friday, February 13th.  After that, they will be release for general sale, and considering the other events in Anchorage at that time, the remaining rooms may go quickly.

Hilton website



Call for Papers

Deadlines for papers and symposia abstracts are January 2, 2015.  We appreciate receiving symposia abstracts and information early, however.  The forms to submit abstracts are on the Alaska Anthropological Association website.  If you have questions or concerns, please email us at