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.

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  • 25.11.2019

Report of the SGA/SSA Annual Meeting 2019 in Basel

This year, the Annual Workshop and Meeting of the Swiss Society for Anthropology (SGA/SSA) took place between the 15th and 16th November 2019 at the Natural History Museum in Basel.
Archäologie Schweiz
  • 26.01.2020

öffentliche Führung: "Archäologie Schweiz"

Pfahlbauer, Kelten, Römer, Alamannen sind uns ein Begriff. Ihre Hinterlassenschaften, Errungenschaften und Weltvorstellungen werden in der neuen Ausstellung «Archäologie Schweiz» präsentiert. Rund 1’400 Exponate führen den Besuchenden die wichtigsten Etappen der Geschichte des Menschen vor Augen.
Bulletin SGA 2017 23_1 und 2
  • 2017

Bulletin 2017 23_1 and 2

Bulletin of the Anthropology Swiss Society

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday 4th February 2020 (1 to 4 PM) Paleopathological Colloquium at the University of Zurich (Irchel).

On behalf of Thomas Böni, Deputy Director of the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine (IEM), we invite you to the Paleopathological Colloquium at the University of Zurich. The topic of the colloquium will be historical persons. 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