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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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The ‘Invisible Dead’ and the Development of Early Human Beliefs about the Body

by Ed Hagen last modified Sep 25, 2013 01:29 PM

Formal disposal of the dead is widely practised today, but this has not always been the case; among prehistoric societies so few burials are encountered that it appears to have been the exception rather than the rule. When did ‘formal’ burial and cremation become generalised? What significance did this have for the development of religious belief and human self-awareness? A new project funded by the John Templeton Foundation is being undertaken by an inter-disciplinary team from Durham University. The project which started in October 2012 involves a team of specialists; Principal Investigator Chris Scarre (prehistory of western Europe) and Co-Investigators Professors Graham Philip (Levant), Charlotte Roberts (skeletal analysis) and Douglas Davies (anthropologist and theologian), as well as an international Board of Advisors. Two post-doctoral researchers are also working on the project: Dr. Jennie Bradbury (Levant) and Dr. Mandy Jay (Britain). The project aims to provide a new understanding of the emergence of religious belief and self-awareness over the past 12,000 years. It is examining archaeological data from across two regions (Britain and the Levant) in order to explore the temporal, social and economic contexts of changing relationships between human socio-religious beliefs and concepts of the body and the afterlife.

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Job posting email problem

by Ed Hagen last modified Sep 24, 2013 08:58 PM

Submitted job ads were not getting through, probably because they were intercepted by Google's spam filter. If you submitted a job ad and it hasn't been posted, please submit it again. My apologies for the inconvenience.

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AAPA Meeting Abstract submission deadline extended to Sept 16

by Ed Hagen last modified Sep 11, 2013 05:25 PM

This is to accommodate Yom Kippur.

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Eugenie C. Scott Fights the Teaching of Creationism in Schools

Eugenie C. Scott Fights the Teaching of Creationism in Schools

by Ed Hagen last modified Sep 03, 2013 03:00 AM

Eugenie C. Scott’s journey to the front lines of the evolution wars began in 1974, when James Gavan, a physical anthropologist at the University of Missouri, accepted an invitation to debate Duane Gish, a biochemist and a leader in the creationist movement.

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The 20th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Bioarcheology and Forensic Anthropology Association

The 20th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Bioarcheology and Forensic Anthropology Association

by Ed Hagen last modified Aug 23, 2013 03:59 PM

The 20th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Bioarcheology and Forensic Anthropology Association will be hosted by the Graduate Students of Anthropology Association at The Ohio State University on November 8-10. Pre-registration and abstract submission is open until October 11th. Registration rates increase after October 11th.

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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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