AAAG Annual Meeting


The American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) sponsors a symposium at our annual meeting, which is held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and the Human Biology Association.


Announcing Registration for the 2014 Application of Genetics to Anthropological Research Workshop (AGAR)


Organizers: the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) Education Committee in collaboration with the Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Dates: January 9-10, 2014
Location: Texas Biomed, San Antonio, TX

The third annual Application of Genomics to Anthropological Research (AGAR) Workshop is now open for registration. This year's workshop will provide advanced students and scholars with experience in the development of primate genomic projects and the analysis of primate genome datasets. For more information, please see the full advertisement and registration page.


The 2013 Application of Genetics to Anthropological Research Workshop (AGAR)


The 2013 Application of Genomics to Anthropological Research (AGAR) Workshop provided students and scholars interested in evolutionary anthropology with a thorough introduction into the theory and application of state-of-the-art genomic research. The workshop was led by experts from across the field of human genomics, and consisted of a combination of highly-focused lectures and workshops to help participants gain experience in analyzing whole-genome data.

AGAR group photo
2013 workshop participants (click image to view full size photo)


AAAG 2012 Meeting and Symposium


The 2012 AAAG symposium, "Innovation, Challenges, & New Directions in Genetic Research with Indigenous Populations," was held on Thursday, April 12th from 8 a.m. to noon in Portland, OR in conjunction with the annual meeting of the AAPA. The symposium schedule can be found here. The AAAG business meeting took place in the evening of Friday, April 13th. For general information on the meetings, please see the AAPA web site

AAAG Student Prize


In conjunction with our annual meeting, the AAAG awards a student prize consisting of $200 and a one-year subscription to the journal Human BiologyWe are pleased to officially announce the American Association of Anthropological Genetics’ (AAAG) Outstanding Student Presentation Awards. The Outstanding Student Presentation in Human Genetics (OSPHG) prize is given for the best poster or podium presentation at the HBA annual meeting. The Outstanding Student Presentation in Anthropological Genetics (OSPAG) prize is presented for the best student presentation at the AAPA annual meeting.  For information on the award submission process and on previous student prize winners, including the 2012 recipients, please visit this page.

2012 AAAG Networking Events at the Meeting

The AAAG outreach committee is pleased to report the success of two new networking events that were held at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists’ annual meeting in Portland, Oregon.  On Thursday, April 12, from 4pm to 5:30 pm, AAAG hosted a members-only speed networking event to facilitate interactions between members looking for a new position, interested in collaborating, or simply wanting to meet their fellow members.  Due to limited space and to maximize interactions between participants, prior registration was required online and the event was limited to only 40 participants.

On Friday, April 13, immediately following the AAAG business meeting, Human Biology co-hosted a cocktail hour from 8-9pm.  Everyone interested in anthropological genetics was welcome to attend. As promised, this event was a relaxing opportunity to catch up with other members and to meet with some of the many new members who have joined since last year’s meeting. We were very pleased to see so many of our colleagues at these events in April.

Previous AAAG Meetings

2011 Meeting and Symposium
2010 Meeting and Symposium
2009 Meeting and Symposium
2008 Meeting and Symposium
2007 Meeting and Symposium
2006 Meeting and Symposium
2004 Meeting and Symposium 

AAAG-Sponsored Topical Workshops and Symposia


To provide an opportunity for individuals to keep abreast of the latest developments in our rapidly changing field, the AAAG holds seminars and workshops from time to time on selected topics of interest to the membership of the association.

Recent workshops

2012 AGAR workshop


In collaboration with the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the AAAG Education Committee held the Application of Genomics to Anthropological Research (AGAR) workshop in San Antontio, TX from January 9-10, 2012. Please see this page for details.

Previous AAAG Workshops