The Swiss Society for Anthropology is an umbrella association of anthropologists in Switzerland. The society 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.
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
Institut für Evolutionäre Medizin (IEM)