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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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Huari-Ancash Bio-archaeological Project Field School 2014

Huari-Ancash Bio-archaeological Project Field School 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 02, 2013 09:31 PM

The Huari-Ancash Bio-archaeological Project has now opened the application process for the Field School 2014 season. Our focus is Bio-Archaeology and analysis of human remains.

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Drimolen Paleoanthropological Field School (2-23 July, 2014)

Drimolen Paleoanthropological Field School (2-23 July, 2014)

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 02, 2013 02:18 AM

The joint University of Victoria-University of Johannesburg Field School in Paleoanthropology at the Drimolen fossil hominin site will be held from June 2-23, 2014. The field school is hosted at the fossil hominin site of Drimolen, South Africa and students receive credit for two archaeology courses. We are currently taking applications - deadline February 7, 2014.

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Courses on 3D Geometric Morphometrics and Ontogeny and Geometric Morphometrics

Courses on 3D Geometric Morphometrics and Ontogeny and Geometric Morphometrics

by Ed Hagen last modified Oct 29, 2013 03:07 PM

Registration is open for the following courses, AAPA members will have a 20 % discount on the fees. - 3D GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS - Fourth edition; May 20-24, 2014. Instructor: Dr. Lissa Tallman (Grand Valley State University, USA).

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Bioanthropology field school on the island of Astypalaia, Greece

Bioanthropology field school on the island of Astypalaia, Greece

by Ed Hagen last modified Oct 29, 2013 02:48 PM

The field school takes place on Astypalaia, a small, beautiful island in the Aegean Sea and part of the Dodecanese island group in Greece. It is based on a unique archaeological site – the largest ancient children’s cemetery in the world, with at least 2800 children’s burials. In the field laboratory overlooking the sea, students learn the specialist skills required to excavate, record, identify, conserve, measure and catalogue the tiny bones and teeth of young children. This is one of the few sites in the world where children’s remains are abundant enough to provide such experience. Everyone carries out all the tasks required for each burial and so gains a useful range of experience for work on human remains.

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AAPA Professional Development Grants 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Oct 15, 2013 04:40 PM

The American Association of Physical Anthropologists recognizes that the professional development of young, talented scientists in the early stages of their careers is critical to the continued health and vitality of the discipline. To that end, the AAPA offers up to eight Professional Development Grants annually to qualified recipients, each in the amount of $5,000.

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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
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
Health and disease: Exploring the relation between parasitic infections, child nutrition status, and markets Jul 24, 2014
The function of loud calls (Hoot Series) in wild western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) Jul 24, 2014
Obituary†: Kenneth alan bennett (October 3, 1935 – February 6, 2014) Jul 24, 2014
Broken Bones: Anthropological Analysis of Blunt Force Trauma. 2nd Edition. Edited by Vicki L. Wedel and Alison Galloway. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. 2014. 479 pp. ISBN 978-0-398-08768-5 (hardcover). Jul 24, 2014
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