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General Anthropology

The American Anthropological Association (AAA), the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology.

The National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA), the student section of the American Anthropological Association, was founded in 1985 to address graduate and undergraduate student concerns and to promote the interests and involvement of students as anthropologists-in-training.

NASA provides a network of students across the subfields of anthropology and directly addresses issues that are of interest to both undergraduate and graduate students, including finding jobs, attending graduate school, fieldwork programs, networking, and much more!

The Society for Applied Anthropology aspires to promote the integration of anthropological perspectives and methods in solving human problems throughout the world; to advocate for fair and just public policy based upon sound research; to promote public recognition of anthropology as a profession; and to support the continuing professionalization of the field.

Founded in 1983, NAPA strives to promote the practice of anthropology, both within the discipline and among private and public organizations. NAPA continues to grow as anthropologists engaged in practice have developed broader professional opportunities both inside and outside the Academic realm.


An international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.

The AC is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving our nation's remaining archaeological sites.

Information regarding what constitutes historical archaeology, it's major principles, and a doorway to student and professional networking.

Biological Anthropology

Information on and discussions of topics related to broadly defined aspects of biological and cultural human variation.

The AAPA is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists. Formed by 83 charter members in 1930, the AAPA now has an international membership of over 1,700. The Association's annual meetings draw more than a thousand scientists and students from all over the world.

The Jane Goodall Institute advances the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things including chimpanzees and other primates.

The American Board of Forensic Sciences is an organization that oversees the application of the knowledge of anthropology to legal issues.    It provides many opportunities for student development and networking.

LICP has a nice page of resource related to dental analysis in archaeology as well as further links.  


Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Survival partners with indigenous peoples to secure their rights in international and national law, promote respect for their right to self-determination, ensure their right to full and effective participation in the political, economic, and social life of the country in which they live, and enjoy their rights to their lands, resources, languages, and cultures.

This web site serves the needs of students with interests in medical anthropology. It is the hub of an active research community and a storehouse for information supporting the endeavors of medical anthropologists and their colleagues in allied medicine and social science fields.

 The Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA), a section of the American Anthropological Association, was founded in 1983. The SCA promotes scholarship and scholarly communication about cultural studies and culture theory broadly conceived. SCA also aims to connect cultural anthropology with scholars in such other disciplines as history, literature, philosophy, and science studies.

Linguistic Anthropology

The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) was founded in 1924 to advance the scientific study of language. Linguistics has developed dramatically in the intervening years, greatly expanding the understanding of human language.

This is a great place to explore the role of linguistics in anthropology.  You can network and follow a student and professional blog. 

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is a private, nonprofit organization working to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture.

Terralingua supports the integrated protection, maintenance and restoration of the biocultural diversity of life - the world's biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity - through an innovative program of research, education, policy and on-the-ground action.

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