Swiss Society for Anthropology

The Swiss Society for Anthropology (Société Suisse d Anthropologie (SSA)) is an umbrella association of Swiss anthropologists and represents interests and concerns in the field of anthropology towards the public and public authorities. Its members mostly comprise scientifically-oriented anthropologists who primarily operate in the fields of (pre-)historical and forensic anthropology, primatology and palaeoanthropology.

Group picture SGA/SSA 2018
  • 09.10.2018

Report of the SGA/SSA Workshop and Annual Meeting 2018 in Lausanne and Bern

On Saturday, October 6th, this year’s annual meeting of the Swiss Society for Anthropology (SGA) took place at the Unitobler in Bern. On Friday, october 5th, the workshop "Imaging in Anthropology" was organized at the CURML in Lausanne.
  • 22.02.2019

Gräber und Mumien - Tal der Könige

Das oberägyptische Wüstental, in dem sich die Pharaonen des Neuen Reiches (ca. 1479 – 1077) bestatten liessen, ist seit mehreren Jahrzehnten Gegenstand unterschiedlich ausgerichteter Forschungsprojekte der Universität Basel. Das 2008 begonnene University of Basel Kings‘ Valley Project widmet sich einer Gruppe undekorierter Felsgräber, die in der frühen Zeit der Nutzung des Tales für Personen aus dem Umfeld der Könige errichtet wurden.
Bulletin SGA 2017 23_1 und 2
  • 2017

Bulletin 2017 23_1 and 2

Bulletin of the Anthropology Swiss Society

SAVE THE DATE: Friday 14th February 2019
Palaeopathological Colloquium at the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, Constance
Dear colleagues
On behalf of Thomas Böni, Deputy Director of the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine (IEM), we
warmly invite you to the Paleopathological Colloquium, which will be hosted by Joachim Wahl
and Carola Berszin at the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege in Constance. A detailed program will
be available at a later date.

The Swiss Society for Anthropology was founded in 1920. It is part of the Platform Biology of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).

Close contacts are maintained with neighbouring disciplines such as palaeontology, human anatomy, zoology, ecology, anthropology, archeology, forensic science, history, social history and history of medicine.

SSA organizes an annual general meeting in Switzerland, which is followed by a scientific discussion.


c/o Dr. Martin Häusler
Universität Zürich
Institut für Evolutionäre Medizin (IEM)
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich

+41 44 635 05 30