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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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AAPA auction photo contest!

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 25, 2014 05:58 PM

Once again we are looking for your best field photos to auction.

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Human Evolution: brain, birthweight and the immune system

Human Evolution: brain, birthweight and the immune system

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 11, 2014 10:41 PM

June 9-10, 2014, The Royal Society, London: The complexity of the human brain is unique. However, the large size at birth poses risks to mother and offspring due to constraints on pelvic architecture imposed by bipedalism. This tension will be explored in the light of new concepts in the relationships between evolution of the brain, the placenta, the immune system at the maternal-fetal interface, and genomic imprinting.

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AnthroTree Workshop

AnthroTree Workshop

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 03, 2014 07:52 PM

MAY 28 TO JUNE 1, 2014. DUKE UNIVERSITY. Phylogenetic approaches are increasingly important across evolutionary anthropology, including research on behavior, material culture, functional morphology, linguistics, the fossil record, genetics, and the conservation of cultural and biological diversity. By using phylogenetic methods, it is possible to investigate correlated evolutionary change, to identify the factors that influence speciation and extinction rates, and to reconstruct ancestral states.

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AAPA 2014 Luncheon tickets available

AAPA 2014 Luncheon tickets available

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 13, 2014 10:31 PM

The Annual AAPA luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 12 in the Hyatt Imperial Ballroom from 12:00 to 2:00pm. This years speaker is Dr. Emőke Szathmáry. The title of her talk is: Searching for Ancestry: Has Biological History become Biological Destiny?

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Excavation-Based Archaeology and Bioarchaeology Field School on St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

Excavation-Based Archaeology and Bioarchaeology Field School on St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 20, 2014 06:41 PM

June 14 - July 18, 2014. This archaeological and bioarchaeological field school will take place at the Aklis site, a prehistoric shell midden, habitation, and cemetery site, located on the beach in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The Aklis site may represent the second Columbus landing site, but is endangered by rising sea levels. Students will gain hands on experience in excavation methods, mapping, artifact identification and classification, excavation of human skeletal material, and osteological data recording. Students will learn about the ecology, history, and culture history of St. Croix through visits to local museums and national parks, such as Buck Island Reef National Monument, Estate Whim Museum and Plantation, a paleoethnobotanical tour of the local rainforest, activities with the National Park Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Services on St. Croix, and interactions with scholars and experts on St. Croix.

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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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