If you’re interested in anthropology, the following institutions and associations can hook you up:

1. American Association of Physical Anthropologists:

Bioarchaeologists, palaeoanthropologists, primatologists, skeletal biologists, and researchers interested broadly in human adaptation, evolution, the hominin fossil record and the behavior and history of our closest living relatives.  They publish the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. Annual meetings:

2014:  Calgary — 2015: St. Louis — 2016: Atlanta — 2017: New Orleans — 2018: Austin  2019: Cleveland


2. Society for American Archaeology:

Archaeologists of all stripes. They publish American Antiquity & Latin American Antiquity, as well as the SAA Archaeological Record. Annual Meetings:

2014: Austin — 2015: San Francisco — 2016:Orlando— 2017: Vancouver

2018: Washington D.C. — 2019: Albuquerque—2020: Austin — 2021: San Francisco

2022: Chicago


3. Center for American Archeology:

Located in Kampsville, IL (pop. 350), the CAA has a rich history of organizing and supporting archaeological research in North America. The Center hosts high school and adult fieldschools, as well as bioarchaeology and archaeology courses associated with ASU. Based on personal experience, I have been led to believe that most archaeologists over the age of 50 have worked at Koster, while much of the recent generation of American bioarchaeologists have been trained at the field school . The cumulative effect of this history has been to make Kamspville the “Kevin Bacon” of archaeology in the U.S.

Kampsville Museum

If you’re interested in anthropologists, read this book:

4. Fieldwork (2007) –  Mischa Berlinski

FieldworkSample Quote:

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