FACTS Summer 2015 Workshops, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Submitted 27 January 2015 by Sophia Mavroudas

The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State in San Marcos, TX is offering five workshops in the summer of 2015. These hands on courses are held at both inside at the FACTS Freeman Ranch Facility and outside at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility. The courses start on June 1, 2015 and run through August. We will be offering Outdoor Human Remains Recovery, Forensic Taphonomy of Texas, Forensic Anthropology Methods, Advanced Forensic Anthropology Methods: Ancestry, and Human Osteology. Undergraduates, Graduates, and Professionals in the field are all welcome to apply. For more information and to register please contact Sophia Mavroudas (512 ...

Excavation-Based Bioarchaeology and Archaeology Field School in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands 2015

Submitted 27 January 2015 by Molly Zuckerman

We are now accepting applications for the second field season of our bioarcharchaeological and archaeological field school on St. Croix, which will take place at the Aklis site, a prehistoric shell midden, habitation, and cemetery site. The Aklis site, which is located on the beach in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, is endangered by rising sea levels. Excavations during this field season will focus on documentation and removal of several intact human burials. Students will gain hands on experience in excavation methods, mapping, artifact identification and classification, skeletal excavation, and osteological data recording. Students will learn about the ecology ...

Fordisc 3.1 workshop: Theory, Methods, Application - Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Submitted 26 January 2015 by Giovanna Vidoli

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This one day workshop, taught by Drs. Richard Jantz and Steve Ousley, will present the statistical methods used by Fordisc 3.1 and how to properly interpret its results. Topics covered will be methods and assumptions of Fordisc’s statistical methods, estimating sex and ancestry, posterior and typicality probabilities, stature estimation, analyzing admixed groups and individuals and measurement definitions and techniques. There will also be practical exercises providing students the opportunity to measure cases and run the measurements in Fordisc.

The workshop will be held in Orlando, FL during the AAFS meetings at the Clarion Inn and Suites, within walking ...

Committee on Diversity Undergraduate Research Symposium - deadline: February 1, 2015

Submitted 26 January 2015 by Susan Anton

The Committee on Diversity will sponsor the 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held on the evening of Wednesday March 25th. Any abstract with an undergraduate as the first author is welcome. Please encourage your undergraduates to apply for this event!

Deadline: C.O.D. Undergraduate Research Symposium abstracts are due February 1, 2015.

Abstract Preparation and Submission: Abstracts should follow AAPA guidelines (see section B of this document); failure to do so will mean that your abstract is returned to you, unreviewed. Abstracts should be submitted electronically as a .doc/docx file to Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler (cwallsch@spu ...

Šalitrena Field School in Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology

Submitted 23 January 2015 by University of Winnipeg

Winnipeg fieldschool

A field school opportunity in Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology, offered by The University of Winnipeg in collaboration with The National Museum (Belgrade) and Belgrade University, is now available to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. The field school will take place at the Middle- and Upper Paleolithic-bearing Šalitrena Cave site in the vicinity of Valjevo, Serbia. Students will participate in the excavation of the cave and the survey of the surrounding area, processing of artifacts and soil samples, as well as all phases of the documentation process and basic analyses of the recovered material. In addition to the field and lab ...

CARTA Public Symposium - How Language Evolves

Submitted 23 January 2015 by Ingrid Benirschke-Perkins

Join the live webcast! "How Language Evolves" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, February 20th (1:00 – 5:30 pm PST), co-chaired by Roger Levy (UC San Diego) and David Perlmutter (UC San Diego).

This symposium addresses the question of how human language came to have the kind of structure it has today, focusing on three sources of evidence:

1) ways languages get new structure not present in the language of the previous generation(s) of speakers or signers;

2) what contrasts ...

AAPA Annual Meeting Program 2015 Program posted

Submitted 20 January 2015 by Ed Hagen

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The PDF and mobile (online browsable) versions of the 2015 AAPA Annual Meeting have been posted:

PDF (official)


Call For abstract submissions: Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, May 27-30, Columbia, Missouri

Submitted 18 January 2015 by Karthik Panchanathan


Please consider submitting an abstract for a poster, presentation, or organized symposium to the 27th Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) Conference. HBES is the premier international organization for the study of evolution and human behavior. The membership includes researchers from a range of disciplines in the social, behavioral, and biological sciences. HBES publishes the journal Evolution and Human Behavior and holds an annual conference.

The 2015 conference will be held on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri, from May 27–30. On the conference website, you can submit an abstract for a presentation; register for the conference ...

AAPA election email

Submitted 15 January 2015 by Ed Hagen

All regular members should have received an email with instructions for voting for two Executive Committee Member positions. If you believe you are a member in good standing and did not receive an email, please visit our membership page for details on renewing or confirming membership:


AAPA 2015 Annual Meeting update

Submitted 9 January 2015 by Anne Katzenberg

The 2015 Annual Meeting begins with the Undergraduate Research Symposium and Welcoming Reception on the evening of March 25 and ends with the Closing Reception on the evening of March 28. The program will be posted later in January.

Registration is open for the workshop "3D GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS - 5th edition"

Submitted 9 January 2015 by Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Instructor: Dr. Melissa Tallman (Grand Valley State University, USA).

DATES: May 4-8, 2015.

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

The workshop is entitled to teach the main concepts of shape analysis based on three-dimensional landmark coordinates. In this workshop we you will learn to manipulate 3D models and use them to collect landmark data, take measurements, and to quantify and visualize the main differences in shape.


Data Acquisition.

Using a microscribe. Collecting CT scans & Surface Scans: Demonstration of Stratovan Checkpoint.

Brief Review of Fundamentals of Morphometrics: How to ...

The Committee on Diversity, Women's Initiative - Early Career Women's Professional Workshop (March 25th @ the AAPAs) has a few spots left!

Submitted 8 January 2015 by Andrea Taylor

This half-day workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by early career women physical anthropologists and offer practical tools and resources to help women scholars in the early stages of their careers strategically navigate their paths forward. In addition to the half-day workshop program, the Title IX Coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis will be on site during the workshop luncheon to deliver a “nuts and bolts” presentation on sexual harassment and discrimination.

Please contact Andrea Taylor ([email protected]) or Robin Bernstein ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

For registration information, visit ...

Applications now being accepted for the 2015 Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop

Submitted 8 January 2015 by Ripan S. Malhi

The Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will again host the Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop for 2015. The workshop will take place from August 2-9, 2015.

The goals of the workshop are to facilitate discussions of how genomics research is conducted and to create a support network for Native American students in the sciences. Additional instruction in fundamental concepts and methods in genomics and bioinformatics, including both theoretical aspects and practical laboratory- and computer-based training, will take place.

By combining ethical, legal, and social discussions surrounding historical Native American ...

AAA/AAPA Anatomy in Anthropology Student Awards

Submitted 6 January 2015 by Rebecca Jabbour

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The anatomical sciences and biological anthropology have a deeply entwined history, and new methodological and theoretical advances in both fields ensure an exciting future. To recognize and encourage the incorporation of the anatomical sciences into cutting edge biological anthropology research, the American Association of Anatomists and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists have provided funding for student awards at the AAPA annual meeting in St. Louis.

Two students will be awarded $250 each for the poster and podium presentations that are judged to best implement either traditional or state-of-the-art anatomical methodologies (e.g., histology, pathology, immunohistochemistry, gross dissection, imaging, developmental ...

International Symposium on Anthropology and Natural Disasters

Submitted 29 December 2014 by Ana Luisa Santos

Symposium on natural disasters

The International Symposium on Anthropology and Natural Disasters will offer the possibility for a complementary dialogue between the various fields of anthropology, in the understanding and resolution of problems, and in the promotion of new research avenues. It will feature a blend of presentation formats, including keynote lectures, podium presentations, organized poster sessions, and photo exhibition(s).

Forensic Anthropology Summer Short Courses

Submitted 25 December 2014 by Department of Applied Forensic Sciences, Mercyhurst University

The Department of Applied Forensic Sciences (DAFS) at Mercyhurst University is offering four Forensic Anthropology short courses during June of 2015. Dr. Dennis Dirkmaat, director of DAFS, has been offering these courses since 1992. Each course will be taught by several expert instructors in their respective disciplines and each course provides extensive hand-on learning opportunities.

Death Scene Archaeology: Field Methods in the Location Recovery & Interpretation of Human Remains in Outdoor Contexts will be held June 1-5. The course will focus on the application of Forensic Archaeological principles and methodologies to the recovery of human remains encountered in outdoor contexts ...

New membership management company for AAPA

Submitted 25 December 2014 by Josh Snodgrass

AAPA is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2015 we will be working with a new association management company. After a thorough review process that involved consideration of proposals from 24 companies, the AAPA Executive Committee selected Burk & Associates, Inc. (BAI) of McLean, VA (http://www.burkinc.com/). BAI is a comprehensive association management company that has an exceptional track record of serving scientific associations. In addition to replacing and expanding upon the membership services provided previously by Allen Press, BAI will begin assisting our association in the management of our annual meetings.

Because of the transition ...

Bioanthropology field school on the island of Astypalaia, Greece

Submitted 23 December 2014 by Simon Hillson

This five week field school takes place on Astypalaia, a small, beautiful island in the Aegean Sea and part of the Dodecanese region in Greece. It is based on a unique archaeological site – the largest ancient children’s cemetery in the world, with at least 3000 children’s burials. In the field laboratory students learn the specialist skills required to excavate, record, identify, conserve, measure and catalogue the tiny bones and teeth of young children. This is one of the few sites in the world where children’s remains are abundant enough to provide such experience. Everyone carries out all ...

Enamel hypoplasia workshop, Wednesday 25 March 2015, St Louis

Submitted 23 December 2014 by Dental Anthropology Association


Simon Hillson and Daniel Antoine are organising a workshop on Enamel Hypoplasia for the Dental Anthropology Association. It will be 10 am to 4 pm on 25 March at the AAPA annual meetings venue in St Louis, in a room to be announced. All are welcome, but please let Loren Leese ([email protected]) know if you wish to attend. A flier can be downloaded from https://sites.google.com/site/enamelhypoplasiaworkshop/.

The workshop will focus on:

1. Defects of enamel hypoplasia under the microscope 2. The developmental differences between furrow, plane and pit-form defects 3. Methods for recording furrow-form ...

NSF Integrative Paleoanthropology Grants 2015

Submitted 16 December 2014 by Rebecca J. Ferrell

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The Biological Anthropology and Archaeology Programs are pleased to announce the continuation in 2015 of the Integrative Paleoanthropology Grants (IPG) competition. Prior competitions were held in 2012 and 2013. In 2015, contingent on availability of funds, the Programs plan to make a single award for a maximum total cost of $1,000,000 to support a multi-year project of up to five years in duration. Proposals are due April 2, 2015. See program announcement for additional details.

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