The AAA Audience
Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. Although there were several other American anthropological societies in existence at the turn of the 20th century, this new, national organization was formed "to promote the science of anthropology, to stimulate and coordinate the efforts of American anthropologists, to foster local and other societies devoted to anthropology, to serve as a bond among American anthropologists and anthropologic[al] organizations present and prospective, and to publish and encourage the publication of matter pertaining to anthropology" (AAA Articles of Incorporation).
AAA currently has more than 12,000 members. AAA members are anthropologists. Historically, anthropologists in the United States have been trained in one of four areas: sociocultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics. Anthropologists often integrate the perspectives of several of these areas into their research, teaching, and professional lives.
AAA members are located across the United States and around the world:
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The Program has a distribution of 5,000. It is published in advance of the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting, held in November or December.
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Mechanical requirements: Camera-ready copy or .pdf files, actual image size line screen: 133. Publications are printed offset; advertising is placed at end, following text. Average size is 250 pages. E-mail .pdf files to Cfernandez@aaanet.org.
Commission: 15% agency discount if paid within 30 days. Please note: In-house advertising agencies do not qualify.