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


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



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


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:

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 ( and beautiful ancient city on the Adriatic coast - Pula (

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:

Course Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics - 6th Edition.

Submitted 31 March 2015 by Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

There are a few slots still available in the course "INTRODUCTION TO GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS- 6 th edition". AAPA MEMBERS ARE ENTITLED A 20 % DISCOUNT ON THE FEE.

INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK) and Dr. Jesús Marugán (UAM, Spain).

Dates and Place: July 27-31, 2014. This time the course will be held at the beautiful rural house "Can Julià" ( , in Barcelona province (Spain), with option to stay there during the course (all-inclusive option).

Organized by: Transmitting Science and the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont.

More information and registration: http://www.transmittingscience ...

DANTA Primate Behavior and Conservation Field Course, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Submitted 25 March 2015 by DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics

DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses 2015

Do you have an interest in primates, tropical ecology and/or conservation?

Are you looking to gain valuable field experience?

Would you like to learn about other cultures?

Would you like to learn more about yourself?

Danta is pleased to announce our 2015 field courses in tropical biology. Our course are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

DANTA operates on ...

Online Forensic Anthropology courses

Submitted 23 March 2015 by Tanya Peckmann

Saint Mary's University is offering two exciting online forensic sciences courses!

There are no pre-requisites for these courses so anyone can register.

For more detailed information about the course syllabus please contact the instructor, Stephanie Beland: [email protected]

See attached poster.

Field School - Extinct and Endangered Primates in Madagascar

Submitted 23 March 2015 by Mitchell Irwin


Do you have an interest in primate evolutionary history and how they fit into ecosystems? Living primate ecology & behavior and how to quantify it in the field? The challenges we face in balancing conservation and development? Consider applying to "Madagascar Past and Present: Biodiversity, Extinction and Conservation", led by Dr. Mitch Irwin and Dr. Karen Samonds (a collaboration between Northern Illinois University, University of Antananarivo, and SADABE)! You will: • Learn first-hand about the goals and methods of studying non-human primates, through observations of habituated wild primate groups • Learn about lemur species that were lost to extinction already, and the ...

AAPA Auction 2015

Submitted 23 March 2015 by Susan Anton

Proceeds Benefit Student Travel

THURSDAY MARCH 26th – Grand Ballroom A/B Silent Auction starts at 4:30 pm Live Auction starts circa 6:45

New this year – BUY IT NOW prices for all Silent Auction items.

Silent auction items include scientific and popular books; jewelry; monkey paraphenalia; wine; toys; art; bone-themed clothing and much more!

Live auction features: a Life Membership in AAPA ($1600 value!); Hooton illustrations; Fossil casts; Almonds from California; Curious George Mystery Box; Original Skeleton Art; France Casting gift certificate; an Atlanta hotel room….And much much more….

And in the midst of it all…….Students can ...

Learn About Humanity’s Place in Nature at the Turkana Basin Institute's Origins Field School Semester Abroad Program in Kenya

Submitted 19 March 2015 by Dr. Jason E. Lewis

Do you want to learn about ancient humans and the environments in which they lived, discover fossils and artifacts, and visit field sites where some of the most important prehistoric discoveries were made?

Our Origins Field School addresses the place that humans occupy in the natural world and how we came to occupy that place. Participants will gain hands-on experience in field survey and excavation methods, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, taphonomy and more, and will take field trips to important paleontological and archaeological sites, diverse ecological settings, and remarkable geological features throughout the Turkana Basin.

The program is comprised of five, three-credit ...


Submitted 18 March 2015 by Stefano Benazzi

Nowadays the virtual environment is becoming pivotal in anthropology, archaeology, medical and dental field. New technologies for acquiring and post-processing three-dimensional (3D) image data, originally developed for medicine and engineering, are increasingly being applied in anthropology and archaeology for data collection, preservation and analysis. The 3D digital models can be considered as faithful copies of the original data, which can be used for non-invasive analysis, exhibition and, most importantly, for the digital preservation of the world's cultural heritage. Unfortunately, the Cultural Heritage can be stolen or even destroyed: a virtual archive will prevent this from happening by preserving the ...

Field School: Primate Conservation Genetics in South Africa

Submitted 10 March 2015 by Joseph G. Lorenz

This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore conservation issues in primate populations. You will observe primates in their natural habitats, interact with wildlife management professionals, and collect and analyze genetic material from wild populations of primates. You will gain insight into how genetic data are used to facilitate decisions made in managing primate populations for conservation purposes and for economic reasons. To this end, you will learn about the types of genetic data that can be used to answer questions about variation at the level of individuals, families, populations and species. In addition, you will learn field ...

Career Development Panel at AAPA annual meeting 2015

Submitted 8 March 2015 by Joan Richtsmeier

Announcing AAPA Career Development Panel – Friday noon-2 pm "Adversity, Strategy and Success"

Come, share, listen and discuss with our panelists whose very different life experiences will help you navigate your own path to success whether it be in an alternate or traditional job.

The panelists include: Dr. Kristina Aldridge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Her background is in biological anthropology, anatomy, craniofacial development, and neuroanatomy. Her research focuses on the complex interrelationships between development, structure, and function of the human brain. She received her doctorate ...

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