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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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Course: Quantitative Genetics of shape - Second edition

Course: Quantitative Genetics of shape - Second edition

by Ed Hagen last modified Sep 30, 2013 01:41 PM

February 3-6, 2014. Instructors: Dr. Neus Martínez Abadías (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain) and Dr. Nicolas Navarro ( École Pratique des Hautes Études, France). Place: Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain. Organized by: Transmitting Science and the Council of Els Hostalets de Pierola.

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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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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
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
Bioarcheology has a “Health” problem: Conceptualizing “Stress” and “Health” in bioarcheological research Aug 19, 2014
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