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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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Obituary: D. Tab Rasmussen, professor of anthropology, 56

Obituary: D. Tab Rasmussen, professor of anthropology, 56

by Ed Hagen last modified Aug 11, 2014 09:18 PM

D. Tab Rasmussen, PhD, professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died Thursday, Aug. 7, after an accident at his home in Edwardsville, Ill. He was 56.

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NSF: Submit your entry to the NEW visualization challenge

NSF: Submit your entry to the NEW visualization challenge

by Ed Hagen last modified Aug 06, 2014 11:19 AM

This year, the National Science Foundation has teamed up with Popular Science to bring you our newly renamed science and engineering visualization challenge: The Vizzies. The contest is open to everyone. The deadline to enter is Sept. 30, 2014

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The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology 42nd annual meeting

The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology 42nd annual meeting

by Ed Hagen last modified Jul 31, 2014 12:41 AM

The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology 42nd annual meeting is being hosted in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We have set up a website where all up to date information regarding the conference can be found including registration details. The conference dates are November 6-9th , 2014 and we are accepting abstracts until August 15th .

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The Anthropology of Hands Conference

The Anthropology of Hands Conference

by Ed Hagen last modified Jul 25, 2014 04:17 PM

The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent, Canterbury is hosting a three-day interdisciplinary conference on “The Anthropology of Hands”. This is an open call to submit abstracts for presentations (podium or poster) at this unique event. The deadline for abstract submission is September 17, 2014.

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In Memoriam: Dr. William Stini 1930-2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Jul 25, 2014 04:12 PM

Professor William Stini passed away the night of Sunday, June 22. Dr. Stini came to the University of Arizona in 1976 as a Professor in the Department of Anthropology. He became a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in 1979, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences in 1997, and a Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in 1998. He served as Assistant Head of the Department of Anthropology in 1979–1980 and Head of the Department of Anthropology from 1980 to 1989. While at the UA, Dr. Stini served as editor for the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and served a term at Oxford University.

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