- Alaska Anthropological Association Founded in 1974, the Association is a statewide professional organization for people working, studying and interested in all areas of northern anthropology. It serves as a vehicle for maintaining communication among people interested in all branches of anthropology; to promote public awareness and support for anthropological activities and goals; to foster knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Alaska Native and circumpolar cultural heritage; to work in collaboration with indigenous communities on all aspects of research and education; and to facilitate the dissemination of anthropological works in both technical and non-technical formats.
- American Anthropological Association (AAA) The American Anthropological Association is the world’s largest association for professional anthropologists, was founded in 1902, and covers all four main fields of anthropology: cultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. The purposes of the Association are to advance anthropology as the science that studies humankind in all its aspects, through archeological, biological, ethnological, and linguistic research; and to further the professional interests of American anthropologists, including the dissemination of anthropological knowledge and its use to solve human problems.
- American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) AAPA is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists. The purpose of AAPA is the advancement of the science of physical (biological) anthropology.
- American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) ACRA is the national trade association supporting and promoting the common interests of cultural resource management (CRM) firms of all sizes, types and specialties. The member firms undertake much of the legally mandated CRM studies and investigations in the United States. ACRA advocates for conditions that all the CRM industry to thrive, improves business efficacy of ACRA member firms, and improves the practice of cultural resource management.
- Latin American Studies Association (LASA) LASA is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate. LASA advances the Latin Americanist community in numerous other ways. It provides access to the Latin American Research Review, the premier U.S.-based journal in Latin American studies; it publishes the LASA Forum, a quarterly newsletter; it alerts members to professional opportunities; it recognizes scholarly achievement and it represents Latin Americanists' interests and views before the U.S. government and at times to governments elsewhere.
- Society for American Archaeology (SAA) SAA is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. The society represents professional, student, and avocational archaeologists working in a variety of settings including government agencies, colleges and universities, museums, and the private sector. Since its inception in 1934, SAA has endeavored to stimulate interest and research in American archaeology; advocated and aid in the conservation of archaeological resources; encourage public access to and appreciation of archaeology; oppose all looting of sites and the purchase and sale of looted archaeological materials; and serve as a bond among those interested in the archaeology of the Americas.
- Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) SACC is a network of people who teach anthropology in community and two-year colleges. SACC’s major interests are in the teaching of anthropology, sharing teaching strategies, increasing the visibility of community colleges. SACC was founded in 1978 to encourage dialogue and collaboration among teachers of anthropology across sub-disciplines and institutional settings, and to promote excellence in the teaching of anthropology.
- Society for Classical Studies (SCS) The Society for Classical Studies (SCS), founded as the American Philological Association (APA) in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. The Society fosters programs to: 1) Reassert the importance of primary and secondary school teaching and provide more support for improved pedagogy at all levels of teaching; 2) Improve working conditions and scholarly opportunities for university and college teachers; 3) Increase communication with audiences beyond its membership; 4) Meet the scholarly the needs of the profession; and 5) Coordinate and systematize data collection in order to provide an accessible and reliable information base to support Association goals.
- Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) Formed in 1967, SHA is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present). The main focus of the society is the era since the beginning of European exploration. SHA promotes scholarly research and the dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology. SHA is specifically concerned with the identification, excavation, interpretation, and conservation of sites and materials on land and underwater. The purpose of SHA is advocating for a global perspective in the study and protection of historical and underwater cultural resources by educating the public and policy makers and providing a valued resource for knowledge exchange, professional development, and the maintenance of high ethical standards.
- Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) The purpose of the Society shall be to advance the study of language in its social and cultural context and to encourage communication of the results of such study.
- World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) WCAA is a network of national, regional and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology. Its primary objectives are: to promote the discipline of anthropology in an international context; to promote cooperation and the sharing of information among world anthropologists; to promote jointly organized events of scientific debate; and cooperation in research activities and dissemination of anthropological knowledge.
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