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Join your colleagues and help further AAA's mission to advance and to promote Anthropology. 

More than 10,000 individuals from 100+ countries are members of the AAA and its 40 constituent sections and eight interest groups. They share an interest in anthropology and the recognition of the value of scientific exchange that crosses all borders. 

AAA membership consists of two categories:

Individual | learn more >>
Any person having a demonstrable professional or scholarly interest in the science of anthropology shall be eligible to be a Member of the Association.

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Any institution, such as a library, museum, or other scholarly or educational institution, shall be eligible for Institutional membership.
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