The Anthropological Society of South Australia (Inc.) was founded in 1926, the first society of its type to be established in Australia.
Early founding members of the society include Norman Tindale, Charles Mountford, Frederic Wood Jones, Thomas Campbell and Robert Pulleine..
.The Society’s aims are:
(1) To bring together people from all walks of life who share an interest in learning about other cultures;
(2) To promote the study of anthropology, archaeology and related disciplines; and
(3) To take public and official action in the interests of anthropology and archaeology as may be deemed desirable.
Society members include professional people working in the fields of Australian anthropology, archaeology and related disciplines as well as other researchers, students and the general public.
The activities of the Society include the Annual Norman Tindale Memorial Lecture and occasional public lectures by invited speakers.
The Society also conducts occasional field trips to Aboriginal sites (in conjunction with Aboriginal communities) and members are invited to participate.