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by Ed Hagen last modified Jun 30, 2009 04:53 PM
Physical anthropology is a biological science that deals with the adaptations, variability, and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives. Because it studies human biology in the context of human culture and behavior, physical anthropology is also a social science. The AAPA is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists. Formed by 83 charter members in 1930, the AAPA now has an international membership of over 1,700. The Association's annual meetings draw more than a thousand scientists and students from all over the world.

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George Armelagos 1936 - 2014

George Armelagos 1936 - 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified May 20, 2014 08:26 PM

It is with great sadness that we and the family of Professor George Armelagos announce that Dr. Armelagos died early this morning, May 15.

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Clyde Snow, a Sleuth Who Read Bones From King Tut’s to Kennedy’s, Is Dead at 86

Clyde Snow, a Sleuth Who Read Bones From King Tut’s to Kennedy’s, Is Dead at 86

by Ed Hagen last modified May 17, 2014 01:06 PM

With ghoulish geniality, Clyde Snow liked to say that bones made good witnesses, never lying, never forgetting, and that a skeleton, no matter how old, could sketch the tale of a human life, revealing how it had been lived, how long it had lasted, what traumas it had endured and especially how it had ended.

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Symposium on Age Estimation

Symposium on Age Estimation

by Ed Hagen last modified May 17, 2014 01:07 PM

SSHB Society for the Study of Human Biology in association with BABAO will be holding a Symposium on Age Estimation in Oxford, UK on 9-11th December 2014.

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Mid-Atlantic Bioanthropology Interest Group

by Ed Hagen last modified May 14, 2014 12:33 AM

Formally announcing the formation of the Mid-Atlantic Bioanthropology Interest Group! This will be a group of faculty, professionals, and graduate students in all fields of biological anthropology, from all types of research and learning institutions, designed to foster communication and interaction across our region.

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UT Forensic Anthropology Center Summer Short Courses 2014

UT Forensic Anthropology Center Summer Short Courses 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified May 02, 2014 08:11 PM

The Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee is excited to offer lab-based anthropology methods courses in July. The Introduction to Human Identification course presents basic biological profile methods through lectures and practical activities . The Advanced Osteology Laboratory Methods course covers topics including transition analysis, histology, and digitizing methods.

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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
The paleoecology of early Pleistocene Gigantopithecus blacki inferred from isotopic analyses Sep 02, 2014
Evolution's Wedge: Competition and the Origins of Diversity. Edited by David W. Pfennig and Karin S. Pfennig. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 2012. 303 pp. ISBN 978-0-520-27418-1. $75.00 (hardcover). Aug 30, 2014
Three-dimensional analysis of sexual dimorphism in human thoracic vertebrae: Implications for the respiratory system and spine morphology Aug 30, 2014
Biological diversity and population history of Middle Holocene hunter-gatherers from the Cis-Baikal region of Siberia Aug 30, 2014
Donald H. Enlow: The integrative single double life of a hard tissue naturalist Aug 28, 2014
Plasticity and constraint in response to early-life stressors among Late/Final Jomon period foragers from Japan: Evidence for life history trade-offs from incremental microstructures of enamel Aug 26, 2014
Intra-tooth stable isotope analysis of dentine: A step toward addressing selective mortality in the reconstruction of life history in the archaeological record Aug 26, 2014
Intra- and interspecific variation in macaque molar enamel thickness Aug 22, 2014
Paradox and promise: Research on the role of recent advances in paleodemography and paleoepidemiology to the study of “Health” in precolumbian societies Aug 22, 2014
Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology. Edited by Tanya M. Peres. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 2014. 224 pp. ISBN 978-0-8130-4927-4. $79.95 (hardcover). Aug 19, 2014
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