The Great Basin Anthropological Association promotes the study of the peoples and cultures of the Great Basin of the western United States and its relationship to adjacent regions.
The Association serves:
As the coordinator of the biennial Great Basin Anthropological Conference.
To enhance communication within the anthropological community in the Great Basin and with the greater anthropological community.
To exchange ideas to help promote teaching, research, and service in the area of Great Basin anthropology.
To improve communication among individual practitioners whether they work in government service, the private sector, education, or other organizations.
To review and make recommendations on government policies, regulations, and laws deemed to be in accord with the subject matter of the Association.
The Great Basin Anthropological Association is incorporated in the State of Idaho as a nonprofit organization and recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code, Section 501(c)(3)). The Great Basin Anthropological Association is a member of the Utah Nonprofits Association.