The Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA) is an independent professional association for anthropologists specializing in lowland regions of South America. SALSA’s main goals are to foster sound and ethical research and to promote the education of students and the general public on issues that we study.

SALSA is an international society, bringing together specialists who live in Latin America, Europe, North America, and elsewhere. It seeks to facilitate connections and develop exchanges of information among them, disseminate original scholarship of high quality, and encourage students to learn about and carry out research in this region. SALSA has a voting membership with an elected board of directors, by-laws, and official status as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

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SALSA 2023 Casa HIjaXIV SALSA Biennial Conference 2023 – Amazon Triple Frontier

SALSA is pleased to announce that its XIV Biennial Conference, with the theme “Visions and Futures: Amazonia from the Roots,” will take place from 27-30 July 2023 in the Amazon Triple Frontier Brazil-Colombia-Peru. It will be hosted by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Leticia, in association with the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana (UNAP) and the Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM) (Brazil).

See complete information about the Academic Program of the Conference here: XIV SALSA Biennial Conference 2023.


CREATION AND CREATIVITY ed. by E. Halbmayer & A. Goletz
MÁS ALLÁ DEL CONFLICTO ARMADO ed. by M. Gómez, S. Romio y M. Tobón(2023)
Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship 2023 – Valeria Pérez Vega
Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship 2023 – William Boose
SALSA 2023 Audit
SALSA 2023 Special Meetings
SALSA 2023 Exhibitions
SALSA 2023 Posters
SALSA 2023 Contacts
SALSA 2023 Films
SALSA 2023 Official Image Creation Contest Results
Nàì Chi (SALSA Partner Restaurant)
Palmayacu (SALSA Partner)
Maloca Negedeka (SALSA Partner)
UMA ANTROPOLOGIA DA PRÁXIS ed. by S.W. Maluf, E.E. Diehl & J.V. Nieto (2023)
Steven Lee Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship 2023
SALSA 2023 Family and Childcare
Reserva Natural Tanimboca
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Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

Promoting ethical and sound research on issues related to lowland South America, its peoples and its environment

Bennington Papers

To honor the memory of Ken Kensinger, we offer selected issues of two series of publications edited by him.

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SALSA conferences are among the world’s foremost venues for presenting original research on lowland South America.


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Meeting-point for accessing links of interest, news and events about sound, spoken word and musical practices in Lowland South America.

Teaching Lowland

Themes and links aimed to provide materials, information and inspiration for teaching Lowland South American anthropology.

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