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.

Bad links removed from our list of graduate programs

Submitted 21 October 2014 by Ed Hagen

We have a list of graduate programs in physical/biological anthropology:

If a link goes bad, it is removed from this page. Consequently, many program links have been removed.

To add or restore your program to this page, select the "Submit graduate program" item from the menu at the top, and fill in the form.

Paleoanthropology Field School at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Submitted 13 October 2014 by Charles Egeland

Dig in Tanzania

Paleoanthropology field school at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania June 13-July 13, 2015

The International Programs Center and the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are pleased to announce the 2015 Olduvai Gorge Paleoanthropology Field School. This program will provide young scholars with an exceptional study abroad experience at one of the world’s premier paleoanthropological sites: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. The site was made famous by the excavations of Mary and Louis Leakey and is home to dozens of the most well-preserved early archaeological sites in the world. Students will have ...

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2015 - 9th World Congress

Submitted 30 September 2014 by Pablo Nepomnaschy

DOHaD logo

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2015 - 9th World Congress

On behalf of the DOHaD 2015 Organising Committee and the host institutions - MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, and the MRC/UCT Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research Unit at the University of Cape Town - I invite you to attend the 9th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.

This will be the first World Congress on DOHaD to be hosted in Africa. The Congress will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa ...


Submitted 23 September 2014 by Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Morphometrics in R

Transmitting Science offers a new course, "GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS IN R ".

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. JULIEN CLAUDE ((Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier, France).

DATES: January 26-30, 2015; 35 hourse on-site. End early registration: October 31.

PLACE: Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).

Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica.

More information: or writing to [email protected]

Concepts in geometric morphometrics will be taught using a series of original data sets and ...

International Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Meeting (March 19-21, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona)

Submitted 21 September 2014 by Charles Nunn

ASU Center for Evolution and Medicine

The Foundation for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health (EMPH) is expanding its mission to sponsor a new Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health.

The inaugural meeting for the Society will be March 19-21, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona, in collaboration with the Arizona State University Center for Evolution and Medicine (

Plenary speakers will include: • Harvey Fineberg, Institute of Medicine • Stephen Stearns, Yale University • Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, UCLA • Sir Peter Gluckman, University of Auckland • Ann Demogines (Omenn Award Winner), BioFire Diagnostics • Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University

Full information is available at, including ...

Pollitzer Student Travel Awards 2015

Submitted 20 September 2014 by Anthony Di Fiore

Deadline: December 1, 2014 (new!)

The Pollitzer Student Travel Awards are designed to help students defray the costs of attending the AAPA meetings. They are named in honor of William S. Pollitzer, a Human Biologist who taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was a Darwin Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and past president of the AAPA.

Qualifications: This award is open to all AAPA members in good standing (undergraduate and graduate) who are students and attending the annual meeting. You do NOT have to present a paper or poster to compete or receive an award. In order to be ...

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