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Welcome to AAPA

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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AAPA 2014 Meeting Program now available

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 15, 2014 06:43 PM

The program is available in two formats.

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Eleventh Annual Forensic Anthropology Field School in Albania and Romania; May 20-June 14, 2014

Eleventh Annual Forensic Anthropology Field School in Albania and Romania; May 20-June 14, 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 07, 2014 07:49 PM

Albania’s magnificent archaeological site at Butrint National Park is the primary location for Utica College’s eleventh annual Forensic Anthropology Field School course, which includes two days at the Greek island of Corfu and six days in Bucharest, Romania. The field school is open to non-credit participants; no previous experience with human skeletal remains is required. Undergraduates and graduate students may enroll for six credits at either level.

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The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 27, 2014 02:10 PM

The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research provides small grants for research that physical anthropologists are likely to undertake.

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Omenn Prize for Evolutionary Medicine

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 27, 2014 02:09 PM

The Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Foundation invites nominations for the Omenn Prize for the best article published in 2013 in any scientific journal on a topic related to evolution in the context of medicine and public health. The $5000 prize is made possible by a generous donation from Gilbert S Omenn. It will be awarded in April 2014 to the first author of the winning article.

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University of Chicago Magazine profile of Russell Tuttle

University of Chicago Magazine profile of Russell Tuttle

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 23, 2014 06:44 PM

In his new book, anthropologist Russell Tuttle synthesizes decades of research to identify the characteristics that set our species apart.

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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Frontiers in the bioarchaeology of stress and disease: Cross-disciplinary perspectives from pathophysiology, human biology, and epidemiology Aug 01, 2014
The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 20, 1872. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt, James A. Secord, Janet Browne, Samantha Evans, Shelley Innes, Francis Neary, Alison M. Pearn, Anne Secord and Paul White. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2013. 862 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-03844-8. $145.00 (hardcover). Aug 01, 2014
Biological Shape Analysis. Edited by Pete E. Lestrel. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. 2013. 215 pp. ISBN 978-981-4518-40-6. $125.00 (hardcover). Jul 31, 2014
ERRATUM: Cook, RA, Aubry, BS. (2014), Residence patterning: A study of biological variation in the late prehistoric Middle Ohio Valley. Am J Phys Anthropol. 154:270–278 . DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22503 Jul 31, 2014
Commingled and Disarticulated Human Remains: Working Toward Improved Theory, Method, and Data. Edited by Anna J. Osterholtz, Kathryn M. Baustian, and Debra L. Martin. New York, NY: Springer. 2014. 285 pp. ISBN 978-1-4614-7560-6. $129.00 (hardcover). Jul 28, 2014
Paleomobility in the Tiwanaku Diaspora: Biogeochemical analyses at Rio Muerto, Moquegua, Peru Jul 26, 2014
An Unnatural History of Emerging Infections. Edited by Ron Barrett and George J. Armelagos. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013. 160 pp. ISBN 9780199608294. $59.95. Jul 25, 2014
Rereading The Fossil Record. By David Sepkoski. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press. 2012. 432 pp. ISBN 13:978-0-226-74855. $50.50 (cloth). Jul 25, 2014
Kinematics and spatiotemporal parameters of infant-carrying in olive baboons Jul 25, 2014
Teeth: A Very Short Introduction. By Peter S. Ungar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2014. 137 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-967059-8. $11.95 (paperback). Jul 25, 2014
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