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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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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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Join the live webcast! "Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution"

Join the live webcast! "Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution"

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 23, 2014 12:57 AM

Join the live webcast! "Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, February 21st (1:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific Time), co-chaired by Kristen Hawkes (University of Utah) and Wenda Trevathan (New Mexico State University).

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Saint Mary's University (Halifax, Canada) is offering two one-week field courses in forensic science

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 19, 2014 01:35 PM

Saint Mary's University (Halifax, Canada) is offering two exciting one-week field courses in forensic science during May and June 2014.

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Rising Star Workshop 2014

Rising Star Workshop 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 17, 2014 02:32 PM

The University of the Witwatersrand, through the Centre of Excellence in PalaeoSciences and the Evolutionary Studies Institute will be holding a unique workshop to study and describe recently discovered fossil early hominin material for a series of high impact publications. It is intended that the Workshop will be held in South Africa from early May until the first week of June 2014. We are seeking early career scientists with data and skill sets applicable to the study of any part of the anatomy of early hominins. Participants must be willing to share these data and skills in a collaborative workshop designed to study, describe and publish these important hominin fossils. The intent of the workshop is to give a unique opportunity to early career scientists to participate in the primary description of African early hominin material.

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