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.
Peopling Afri
  • 06.06.2019

Peopling History of Africa: a multidisciplinary perspective

The continent of Africa, which currently encompasses about one third of all existing ethnicities worldwide, is fascinating because it is not only the most likely homeland of the genus Homo, but also of modern humans (our species Homo sapiens).
Bulletin SGA 2017 23_1 und 2
  • 2017

Bulletin 2017 23_1 and 2

Bulletin of the Anthropology Swiss Society

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday 2nd July 2019 (13:00 to 16:30 pm) Paleopathological Colloquium at the University of Zurich (Irchel)

The topic of the colloquium will be X-ray projection techniques for historical skeletal material. 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

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