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.

Annual meeting of the SGA/SSA 2017 group picture
  • 30.11.2017

Report of the SGA/SSA Workshop and Annual Meeting 2017 in Zurich

On Saturday, November 25th, this year’s annual meeting of the Swiss Society for Anthropology (SGA) took place at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich. On Friday, November 24th, the SGA and the AGHAS (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Historische Anthropologie der Schweiz) had organized a workshop about “teeth” at the same place.
CH-QUAT Excursion 2018
  • 23.08.2018

CH-QUAT Excursion 2018

Bulletin SGA 2016 22_1
  • 2016

Bulletin SGA 2016 22_1

Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie


Our annual meeting will take place on Saturday, 6 October, in Bern. Additionally, there will be a workshop about imaging procedures the day before (5 October) in Lausanne.
We kindly ask you to save these dates and look forward to seeing you. Details will follow.

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