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by Ed Hagen last modified Jun 10, 2009 08:24 PM

AAPA elections. Please vote!

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 14, 2014 08:24 PM

Elections! If you are a REGULAR member of the AAPA in good standing you should have received an email earlier this week with a link that allows you to vote for candidates for President-elect, Vice President and onemember of the Executive Committee. If you received the email, PLEASE VOTE! If you did NOT receive that email, please contact Josh Snodgrass at jjosh@uoregon.edu, our membership chair, who will check your membership status and put you in touch with the appropriate person at Allen Press so that you can receive a ballot link to allow you to vote.

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UC Denver Paleoanthropology Field School course in Tanzania

UC Denver Paleoanthropology Field School course in Tanzania

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 13, 2014 06:20 PM

This is a 6 credit/30 hours per week research-based faculty-led that provides students with an intense four weeks field-based learning experience that focuses on paleoanthropology, paleoecology, geology, archaeology, ecology and conservation, and culture of nomadic pastoralists of the Ngorongoro Highlands in Tanzania.

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AAPA: First Annual Women’s Mentoring Workshop

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 10, 2014 05:28 PM

April 9, 2014 – Calgary, AB. 1-5pm Hyatt, Calgary. Mid-Career Women’s Mentoring Workshop. Advancing to Leadership Roles: Challenges & Opportunities: This workshop will focus on strategies to help mid-career women navigate increasingly complex environments as they assume additional roles and responsibilities while striving to maintain work/life balance. It will also guide participants to develop and refine their own mentoring practices to assist the next generation of women physical anthropologists.

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Field School Pozzeveri 2014

Field School Pozzeveri 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 07, 2014 09:06 PM

The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri is an accredited academic program offered by The Ohio State University and the University of Pisa, Italy. The field school aims at training students in archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods and represents an outstanding opportunity for students to work side-by-side with leading researchers in the field.

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NSF seeking Program Director for the Biological Anthropology Program

NSF seeking Program Director for the Biological Anthropology Program

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 23, 2014 05:23 PM

NSF Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences is seeking Program Directors for the Biological Anthropology Program, Cognitive Neuroscience Program, Geography and Spatial Sciences Program, and Social Psychology Program. Closes: 2/19/2014.

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From Fossils to the Genome: the 150th Anniversary of the naming of Homo neanderthalensis

From Fossils to the Genome: the 150th Anniversary of the naming of Homo neanderthalensis

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 26, 2014 11:12 PM

Abstract submission deadline Tuesday 15th April. In 2014. The National University of Ireland Galway plans to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of the naming of neanderthal people by William King, with a special international symposium. King was Professor of Geology in Queen's College Galway (as the university was then known) at the time he published his idea.

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Nature's 10: Ten people who mattered this year

Nature's 10: Ten people who mattered this year

by Ed Hagen last modified Dec 18, 2013 06:22 PM

KATHRYN CLANCY: An eye on harassment. An anthropologist unearths disturbing trends in sexual assaults at field sites — and suspects she’s just scratching the surface. Kathryn Clancy loved her doctoral fieldwork in rural Poland. After long days gathering biological specimens from women in a study of reproductive health, she and her fellow scientists — all women — spent their evenings playing board games and listening to pop music. It was “the most magical field experience”, says Clancy, an anthropologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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The Thousand-Year Graveyard

The Thousand-Year Graveyard

by Ed Hagen last modified Dec 13, 2013 12:21 PM

BADIA POZZEVERI CHURCHYARD, ALTIPASCIO, ITALY—On a hot afternoon in July 2012, Giuseppe Vercellotti was digging up bones near the wall of an abandoned medieval church here, thinking about getting a cold drink, when he heard his students call his name. Faces glistening with sweat, they told him that they had found something strange buried half a meter down. Vercellotti took a look and saw a layer of lime, used in ancient times to squelch the stench of rotting corpses. When he tapped the hard layer with his trowel, it sounded hollow.

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Digitised Diseases

Digitised Diseases

by Ed Hagen last modified Dec 11, 2013 01:52 PM

Digitised Diseases contains more than 1600 3D models of human remains.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE CLYDE SNOW SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD

by Ed Hagen last modified Dec 08, 2013 12:47 PM

A bi-annual award to honor the work of internationally noted forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow has been established by the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma. The award is intended to recognize the efforts of those who strive to restore the humanity and dignity of individuals and communities that have suffered human rights violations.

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William S. Pollitzer Student Travel Award Essay question announced (2014)

by Ed Hagen last modified Dec 08, 2013 12:20 PM

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 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a Darwin Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and past president of the AAPA.

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Cell Symposium: Evolution of Modern Humans - From Bones to Genomes

Cell Symposium: Evolution of Modern Humans - From Bones to Genomes

by Ed Hagen last modified Dec 02, 2013 10:50 PM

March 16 - 18, 2014, Hotel Meliá, Sitges, Spain. Abstract Deadline Extended for Posters - December 20, 2013.

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Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School

Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 27, 2013 05:02 PM

Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School (DPFS) is a four-week field course in paleoanthropology at the site of Dmanisi, Georgia. The season 2014 starts on 21st of July and continues till August 16. DPFS is a combination of theoretical course work and practical training. By the end of the course students will choose a research project and prepare a final presentations.

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Call for Papers: Vis-à-Vis: Explorations in Anthropology

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 26, 2013 08:20 PM

Vis-à-Vis: Explorations in Anthropology is currently accepting submissions for research articles and book reviews. Vis-à-Vis is the online, peer-reviewed graduate journal of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Our goal is to provide a platform for emerging scholars to publish their research and gain experience in the publication process. We welcome submissions and reviewers from graduate-level researchers working in the four sub-fields of anthropology.

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The third annual Application of Genomics to Anthropological Research (AGAR) Workshop

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 25, 2013 02:49 AM

The third annual Application of Genomics to Anthropological Research (AGAR) Workshop aims to provide advanced students and scholars with experience in the development of primate genomic projects and the analysis of primate genome datasets. Hurry! Early registration ends Dec 1st! Final registration deadline December 15th!

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Osteology, Bioarchaeology and Funerary Archaeology in Transylvania - 2014 Field Programs

Osteology, Bioarchaeology and Funerary Archaeology in Transylvania - 2014 Field Programs

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 21, 2013 05:28 PM

As we are beginning our 5th year of our Transylvania Bioarchaeology Projects, we are happy to offer to both undergraduate and graduate students (credit as well as non-credit) participants three field and laboratory programs in osteology, bioarchaeology of children andmortuary archaeology in the heart of Transylvania (Romania). Please note that our 2013-2014 osteology and bioarchaeology programs are taught by Dr. Jonathan Bethard (Forensic Anthropology Program, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine).

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Introduction to Genomic data analysis using HapMap and 1000 genomes projects - Second edition

Introduction to Genomic data analysis using HapMap and 1000 genomes projects - Second edition

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 20, 2013 07:43 PM

Registration is open for the course: January 20-24, 2014. AAPA members have a 20% discount on the current fee. End of early registration November 30.

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Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology Fieldschool

Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology Fieldschool

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 17, 2013 03:16 PM

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.

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Transylvania bioarchaeology field schools

Transylvania bioarchaeology field schools

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 14, 2013 06:03 PM

For this second year we are pleased to offer 2 bioarchaeology field schools.

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Huari-Ancash Bio-archaeological Project Field School 2014

Huari-Ancash Bio-archaeological Project Field School 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 02, 2013 09:31 PM

The Huari-Ancash Bio-archaeological Project has now opened the application process for the Field School 2014 season. Our focus is Bio-Archaeology and analysis of human remains.

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Drimolen Paleoanthropological Field School (2-23 July, 2014)

Drimolen Paleoanthropological Field School (2-23 July, 2014)

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 02, 2013 02:18 AM

The joint University of Victoria-University of Johannesburg Field School in Paleoanthropology at the Drimolen fossil hominin site will be held from June 2-23, 2014. The field school is hosted at the fossil hominin site of Drimolen, South Africa and students receive credit for two archaeology courses. We are currently taking applications - deadline February 7, 2014.

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Courses on 3D Geometric Morphometrics and Ontogeny and Geometric Morphometrics

Courses on 3D Geometric Morphometrics and Ontogeny and Geometric Morphometrics

by Ed Hagen last modified Oct 29, 2013 03:07 PM

Registration is open for the following courses, AAPA members will have a 20 % discount on the fees. - 3D GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS - Fourth edition; May 20-24, 2014. Instructor: Dr. Lissa Tallman (Grand Valley State University, USA).

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Bioanthropology field school on the island of Astypalaia, Greece

Bioanthropology field school on the island of Astypalaia, Greece

by Ed Hagen last modified Oct 29, 2013 02:48 PM

The field school takes place on Astypalaia, a small, beautiful island in the Aegean Sea and part of the Dodecanese island group in Greece. It is based on a unique archaeological site – the largest ancient children’s cemetery in the world, with at least 2800 children’s burials. In the field laboratory overlooking the sea, 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 the tasks required for each burial and so gains a useful range of experience for work on human remains.

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AAPA Professional Development Grants 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Oct 15, 2013 04:40 PM

The American Association of Physical Anthropologists recognizes that the professional development of young, talented scientists in the early stages of their careers is critical to the continued health and vitality of the discipline. To that end, the AAPA offers up to eight Professional Development Grants annually to qualified recipients, each in the amount of $5,000.

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Course: Quantitative Genetics of shape - Second edition

Course: Quantitative Genetics of shape - Second edition

by Ed Hagen last modified Sep 30, 2013 01:41 PM

February 3-6, 2014. Instructors: Dr. Neus Martínez Abadías (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain) and Dr. Nicolas Navarro ( École Pratique des Hautes Études, France). Place: Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain. Organized by: Transmitting Science and the Council of Els Hostalets de Pierola.

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