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