Course on Finite Element Analysis, November 9-13, Spain.

Submitted 12 June 2015 by Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Registration is open for the workshop "Introduction to Biomechanical Computer Simulation: Finite Element Analysis Applied to Biosciences - 4th ed.", November 9-13.

AAPA members have a 20 % discount on the fee. End of reduced fee registration: June 30th!

Instructors: Dr. Josep Fortuny (ICP and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain) and Dr. Jordi Marcé-Nogué (Universität Hamburg, Germany).

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

FEA is a non-invasive modelling technique, based on the principle of dividing a system into a finite number of discrete elements where the equations are applied. Although static and ...

AAPA 2016 Annual Meeting Call for Presentations

Submitted 2 June 2015 by Ed Hagen

The 2016 Call for presentations has been released:

http://physanth.org/annual-meetings/85th-annual-meeting/

NSF SBE Funding needs your support

Submitted 2 June 2015 by Susan Anton

Dear AAPA Recent and Current Members,


The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a National Science Foundation re-authorization bill (H.R. 1806) that cuts 45% of NSF's research funding to the Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences – the directorate that houses the Biological Anthropology Program.  The COMPETES legislation (H.R. 1806) passed by a close vote of 217-205. 

The bill now moves to the Senate, where the members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (CST) will soon begin working on a Senate version.  We ask that you consider joining us in contacting members of the ...

Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny

Submitted 24 May 2015 by Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Registration is open for the course "GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS AND PHYLOGENY- 6th edition"

AAPA MEMBERS HAVE A 20 % DISCOUNT ON THE FEE

INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK).

DATES: SEPTEMBER 7-11, 2015; 38 teaching hours.

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 Council of Hostalets de Pierola.

More information: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/gm-and-phylogeny/ or writing to [email protected]

This course provides an overview of the interface between geometric morphometrics and phylogenetics. It aims ...

Paleoecology Symposium

Submitted 22 May 2015 by Denise Su

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

This September 10-12, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Case Western Reserve University are organizing a symposium on “Latest Methods in Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities.” This event will include: a public keynote presentation by Dr. John Flynn of the American Museum of Natural History on September 10 and a research workshop by 16 invited presenters on September 11-12, which also includes a poster session. This is an open invitation to students and faculty to attend the symposium and to submit abstracts for the poster session. There is no registration fee to attend the symposium, but attendees ...

The Anthropology of Hands conference

Submitted 15 May 2015 by Dr Tracy Kivell

The Anthropology of Hands conference, hosted by the School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) on 24-26 June 2015.

This is an interdisciplinary conference looking broadly at human and non-human primate hands from a biological and social anthropology perspective, as well as from other evolutionary, biological and psychology disciplines.

There are several keynote speakers, but those particularly relevant to researchers interested in biological anthropology include: Prof Carel van Schaik (University of Zurich) hand use and intelligence in great apes Prof Mary Marzke (Arizona State University) on the evolution of the human hand Dr Gillian Forrester (University of ...

A few spots left!!! Deadline extended to May 1 for UMass Bioarchaeology and Forensic Field School

Submitted 27 April 2015 by Sarah Mathena

We have extended the deadline for the 2015 UMass Bioarchaeology and Forensic Field School until May 1. Apply now at [email protected] Application materials can be found at our website at http://www.umass.edu/bioarchaeology/aboutfieldschool.html

The course will be divided into three units. The first unit will introduce students to field and laboratory techniques, including familiarity with the human skeletal system, recognizing what constitutes bioarchaeological or forensic data, and violence theory. The second unit will consist of excavations of a pseudo-crime scene and pseudo-archaeological burial. The third unit will focus on laboratory techniques used to ...

NEW! Middle Stone Age NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ethiopia

Submitted 27 April 2015 by John Kappelman

Announcing a new Research Experience for Undergraduates that combines a month of field work in the Middle Stone Age of Ethiopia with an additional month of museum-based research at the National Museum in Addis Ababa, or a month of laboratory-based research at one of several labs in the US with a focus in archaeology, paleoanthropology, paleontology, geochemistry, geology, archaeomagnetism, and chronology. Supporting Institutions: The University of Texas at Austin, University of Arkansas, Rutgers University, Southern Methodist University, INSTAAR, Illinois Geological Survey, and Addis Ababa University. Students will be recruited from a mix of two- and four-year US colleges with a ...

Cladistics workshop, June 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Submitted 21 April 2015 by Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Registration is open for the workshop "QUANTITATIVE CLADISTICS AND USE OF TNT - 2nd Edition", June 29 - July 3, 2015. Instructors: Dr. Goloboff and Dr. Szumik (Conicet, Argentine).

AAPA MEMBERS HAVE A 20 % DISCOUNT ON THE FEE.

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

WEBPAGE: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/phylo/cladistics/

PROGRAM:

- Intro and Basics. Parsimony and phylogenetic systematics. Character optimisation and mapping. Most parsimonious reconstructions and specific changes. Input/output in TNT. Dataset formats. Using GB->TNT to create matrices. Instruction files. Options for graphic output (SVG, metafiles). Creation of “batch ...

CARTA Symposium on "Human-Climate Interactions and Evolution: Past and Future"

Submitted 17 April 2015 by Ingrid Benirschke-Perkins, CARTA Community Relations Director

Join the live webcast!

"Human-Climate Interactions and Evolution: Past and Future" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, May 15th (1:00 – 5:30 pm PDT), co-chaired by Charles Kennel (Scripps Institute of Oceanography/UC San Diego) and Rick Potts (Smithsonian Institution).

Our early ancestors evolved on a drying, cooling, and highly variable planet, which has led to competing ideas as to how climate may have shaped human evolution. Equally compelling is the question of how and when humans began to affect their ...

Charles Darwin award winner 2015: Phyllis Dolhinow

Submitted 7 April 2015 by Brenda Baker

Phyllis Dolhinow

Charles Darwin award winner, Phyllis Dolhinow, with nominators Agustin Fuentes and Katie MacKinnon.

Lasker Award Winner 2015: Dennis O'Rourke

Submitted 7 April 2015 by Brenda Baker

Dennis O'Rourke

Lasker recipient, Dennis O’Rourke, with his nominator, Trudy Turner

Anatomy in Anthropology joint student awards 2015

Submitted 7 April 2015 by Brenda Baker

Anatomy in Anthropology joint student awards 2015

Best Podium Presentation (Left) Ian George Mapping Language Networks in the Human Brain.

Best Poster (Right) Zachariah Hubbell Age-Related Trends in Human Trabecular Bone Connectivity at the Cortical-Trabecular Interface in the Proximal Tibial Metaphysis.

Presented by Rebecca Jabbour.

Student Awards 2015

Submitted 7 April 2015 by Anthony Di Fiore

BACK ROW:

JAMES HERRERA (Stony Brook) Environmental instability and functional traits explain lemur ecological community structure (Poster) - Earnest Hooton Prize

MARYJKA BLASZCZYK (NYU) Boldness in wild vervet monkeys: individual differences and consistency across contexts (Podium) - Sherwood Washburn Prize

ELEANOR DOVE (Liverpool John Moores U) A (w)hole new idea: Using nutrient foramen location to identify relative growth and the center of ossification in juvenile tibiae (Poster) - Ales Hrldlicka Prize

MEGAN PETERSDORF (NYU) What can the skeleton tell us about flanging? Hard-tissue markers of cheek flanges in Mandrillus (Poster) - Primate Interest Group prize and Honorable Mention

SUSAN ANTÓN (NYU)

LEAH SPARROW ...

UMass Bioarchaeology and Forensic Field School

Submitted 6 April 2015 by Sarah Mathena

This course introduces students to the role of the biological anthropologist, archaeologist and forensic scientist in excavations of human remains. A few spots are still available for the 2015 UMass Bioarchaeology and Forensic Field School!

The course will be divided into three units. The first unit will introduce students to field and laboratory techniques, including familiarity with the human skeletal system, recognizing what constitutes bioarchaeological or forensic data, and violence theory. The second unit will consist of excavations of a pseudo-crime scene and pseudo-archaeological burial. The third unit will focus on laboratory techniques used to analyze the data generated from ...

Field Primatology Course in South Africa

Submitted 3 April 2015 by Brandi Wren

sepela

Spots are still available for Sepela Field Programs' Field Primatology Course in South Africa. Students will spend three weeks in the field, learning how to collect behavioral and ecological data on wild and captive primates. After a night of rest at Lesedi Cultural Village, students will travel to Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, where they will receive orientation, bush skills training, and introductory instruction. From there, students will travel to Leshiba Wilderness Reserve, Makuleke Contractual Park inside Kruger National Park, and Blyde River Canyon. Most days will be spent in the field, observing wildlife and practicing data collection techniques. During the ...

20th EAA Congress: European Anthropology in a Changing World: From Culture to Global Biology

Submitted 1 April 2015 by Morana Jarec

20th European Anthropological Association (EAA) Congress: European Anthropology in a Changing World: From Culture to Global Biology will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, August 26-30 2016. More information will be announced soon.

IUAES Inter Congress: World anthropologies and privatization of knowledge: engaging anthropology in public

Submitted 1 April 2015 by Morana Jarec

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter Congress: World anthropologies and privatization of knowledge: engaging anthropology in public will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 4-9 2016.

More information will be announced soon on the Congress web site: http://iuaes2016.conventuscredo.hr/.

Anthropology Study Abroad in Croatia

Submitted 1 April 2015 by Morana Jarec

Since 2009 Institute for Anthropological Research, Croatia, is organizing summer schools for undergraduate students. Program is created according to the interest of the student group and its duration is two to three weeks. Lectures and fieldwork are organized in cooperation with professionals in various fields of Anthropology, such as Physical/Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology or Visual Anthropology.

In 2015 and 2016 summer school will be organized in Croatian capital city of Zagreb (http://www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr/&lang=en) and beautiful ancient city on the Adriatic coast - Pula (http://www.pulainfo.hr/en/).

For all further questions please contact us ...

9th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine

Submitted 1 April 2015 by Morana Jarec

9th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine will be held in Bol, Island of Brač, Republic of Croatia, June 22-26, 2015.

Due to the tremendous interest in participating and submitting abstracts for the ISABS 2015 Conference, the Scientific Committee has decided to extend the deadline for the abstracts submission until April 13th, 2015.

Please visit the Conference web site for more information: www.isabs.hr.

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