Welcome to the new web site of the Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS)!
The Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) was organized as a section of the American Anthropological Association to promote empirical research and social science in anthropology. The members of SAS want to further the development of anthropological science as empirical knowledge based on testable theory, sound research design and systematic methods for the collection and analysis of data. We seek to fulfill the historic mission of anthropology to describe and explain the range of variation in human biology, society, and culture across time and space.
The stated objective of the SAS is to advance the scientific study of human societies through scholarly meetings, publications, and related activities. The SAS also advances the dissemination of anthropological knowledge within the scientific community, to other educators, and to the broader general public. The SAS encourages active student participation and facilitates student incorporation into the professional research community.