Mission statement


The American Association of Biological Anthropologists, or AABA, is the world’s leading professional organization for biological anthropologists. Formed by 83 charter members in 1930, the AABA now has an international membership of over 2,200. The Association’s annual meetings draw more than two thousand scientists and students from all over the world.

The AABA is administered by an elected Executive Committee directed by five elected officers.

Awards, Funding, and Opportunities

The American Association of Biological Anthropologists sponsors the following awards and opportunities for its members.