Organizations & Associations

National organizations

American Anthropological Association
The AAA is the world’s largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. The AAA is divided into sections representing thematic and geographic interests.

Society for American Archaeology
The SAA is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.

Society for HIstorical Archaeology
The SHA is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present).

Regional organizations

Central States Anthropological Society
The Central States Anthropological Society (CSAS) is a friendly, four-field professional society that welcomes students and anyone keen on promoting anthropology in the heartland, and beyond.

In Chicago

The Newberry Library
The Newberry Library is an independent research library concentrating in the humanities with an active educational and cultural presence in Chicago.

Anthropology at the Field Museum
The Field Museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs, and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge.