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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

Sadabe

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 ...

ACQUIRING AND POST-PROCESSING 3D DATA IN ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY

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 ...

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