Our meeting will take place on October 18th, from 8.30am – 7.30pm at the Duane Roth Auditorium of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, La Jolla, CA. Abstract submissions for podium and poster presentations are open now.
Dr. Kennedy is remembered as the husband of Margaret Carrick Fairlie Kennedy, to whom he was married for 44 years, as a Professor at Cornell University since 1964, and as a research scholar in the discipline of Anthropology with extensive field and laboratory studies of the prehistoric peoples of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He died on April 23, 2014, in Ithaca, NY.
Only 5 places left! SVP, EAVP, APA, AAPA and SEP members have a 20 % discount on the course fee. INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK) and Dr. Jesús Marugán (UAM, Spain). DATES: August 4-8, 2014; 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.
It is with great sadness that we and the family of Professor George Armelagos announce that Dr. Armelagos died early this morning, May 15.
With ghoulish geniality, Clyde Snow liked to say that bones made good witnesses, never lying, never forgetting, and that a skeleton, no matter how old, could sketch the tale of a human life, revealing how it had been lived, how long it had lasted, what traumas it had endured and especially how it had ended.
SSHB Society for the Study of Human Biology in association with BABAO will be holding a Symposium on Age Estimation in Oxford, UK on 9-11th December 2014.
Formally announcing the formation of the Mid-Atlantic Bioanthropology Interest Group! This will be a group of faculty, professionals, and graduate students in all fields of biological anthropology, from all types of research and learning institutions, designed to foster communication and interaction across our region.
The Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee is excited to offer lab-based anthropology methods courses in July. The Introduction to Human Identification course presents basic biological profile methods through lectures and practical activities . The Advanced Osteology Laboratory Methods course covers topics including transition analysis, histology, and digitizing methods.
BABAO 16th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September 2014. The Department of Archaeology at Durham University will be holding the BABAO conference in 2014.
Join the live webcast! "Male Aggression and Violence in Human Evolution" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, May 16th (1:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific Time), co-chaired by Christopher Boehm (University of Southern California) and Richard Wrangham (Harvard University).
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 4th annual meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE), which will be held in Florence, Italy from 18-20 September, 2014.
The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State is proud to announce our Summer 2014 Anthropology workshops available to all students and professionals in Anthropology.
The American Association of Physical Anthropologists awards five prizes to outstanding poster and podium presentations at the annual meeting whose first author is a student. Prizes are given in honor of Juan Comas, Aleš Hrdlička, Earnest A. Hooton, Mildred Trotter, and Sherwood Washburn. This year, we received a total of 39 submissions, up from 25 last year. Each poster or presentation was reviewed by several members of the Student Affairs Committee, and award winners were announced at the annual Closing Reception on the last evening of the Annual Meetings. Due to the high number of applications and the high quality of the submissions this year, the committee decided to award five “Honorable Mentions” in addition to the names prizes. We greatly appreciate Cambridge University Press, Harvard University Press, and the University of Florida Press for their generous donations to the student prizes.
The William Pollitzer Travel Award. is an award of $500 in honor of Dr. William S. Pollitzer. It is designed to help students defray the costs of attending the AAPA meetings. This award is open to all AAPA student members (undergraduate and graduate). This year, we received a total of 128 submissions for the Pollitzer Travel awards, up 31 submissions from last year. The Student Affairs Committee awarded travel prizes to a total of 50 students in response to the following prompt:
Since 90 years now, when a nonhuman representative of the hominin lineage was firstly discovered at Taung, in South Africa, we know that Darwin’s prediction of an African emergence of the genus Homo was correct. Since, following the discovery in 1960s of the “early Man” at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, the human fossil record from African localities chronologically covering nearly the last 2.5 million years has remarkably increased in raw amount and preservation quality of the paleontological and cultural assemblages, anatomical diversity, morphodimensional variation, sex- and age-related individual representativeness of the remains, resolution of the reconstructed geochronological, paleoenvironmental, paleoecological and technocultural contexts.
October 10th – 11th, 2014. Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Anthropology. What is WeBiG? It is an annual gathering of grad students and faculty who work on any topic/area in bioarchaeology and forensics at institutions in the western states. It is designed to provide networking opportunities at locations in the west that are easy (and cheap) to get to.
June 3 - 5, 2014, Harbour Centre, Labatt Hall (Room #1700), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. The risk of adult heart disease, cancer, and a broad swath of other negative health outcomes may result from exposures during fetal and infant development. Why and how? The field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) focuses on connections between adult health outcomes and exposures to social and physical challenges experienced during early life.
Hello Everyone! The AAPAs are just around the corner and it is time to start planning to join the Physical Anthropology Women's Mentoring Network (PA WMN) for our annual events in Calgary! We are hosting a Happy Hour and Luncheon, and all the details are below.
Once again we are looking for your best field photos to auction.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼June 9-10, 2014, The Royal Society, London: The complexity of the human brain is unique. However, the large size at birth poses risks to mother and offspring due to constraints on pelvic architecture imposed by bipedalism. This tension will be explored in the light of new concepts in the relationships between evolution of the brain, the placenta, the immune system at the maternal-fetal interface, and genomic imprinting.
The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology 42nd annual meeting is being hosted in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We have set up a website where all up to date information regarding the conference can be found including registration details. The conference dates are November 6-9th , 2014 and we are accepting abstracts until August 15th .
MAY 28 TO JUNE 1, 2014. DUKE UNIVERSITY. Phylogenetic approaches are increasingly important across evolutionary anthropology, including research on behavior, material culture, functional morphology, linguistics, the fossil record, genetics, and the conservation of cultural and biological diversity. By using phylogenetic methods, it is possible to investigate correlated evolutionary change, to identify the factors that influence speciation and extinction rates, and to reconstruct ancestral states.
The Annual AAPA luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 12 in the Hyatt Imperial Ballroom from 12:00 to 2:00pm. This years speaker is Dr. Emőke Szathmáry. The title of her talk is: Searching for Ancestry: Has Biological History become Biological Destiny?
Excavation-Based Archaeology and Bioarchaeology Field School on St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands
June 14 - July 18, 2014. This archaeological and bioarchaeological field school will take place at the Aklis site, a prehistoric shell midden, habitation, and cemetery site, located on the beach in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The Aklis site may represent the second Columbus landing site, but is endangered by rising sea levels. Students will gain hands on experience in excavation methods, mapping, artifact identification and classification, excavation of human skeletal material, and osteological data recording. Students will learn about the ecology, history, and culture history of St. Croix through visits to local museums and national parks, such as Buck Island Reef National Monument, Estate Whim Museum and Plantation, a paleoethnobotanical tour of the local rainforest, activities with the National Park Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Services on St. Croix, and interactions with scholars and experts on St. Croix.