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Welcome to AAPA

by Ed Hagen last modified Jun 30, 2009 04:53 PM
Physical anthropology is a biological science that deals with the adaptations, variability, and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives. Because it studies human biology in the context of human culture and behavior, physical anthropology is also a social science. The AAPA is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists. Formed by 83 charter members in 1930, the AAPA now has an international membership of over 1,700. The Association's annual meetings draw more than a thousand scientists and students from all over the world.

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Pollitzer Travel Awards 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Apr 19, 2014 12:16 PM

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:

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Symposium: The African Human Fossil Record

Symposium: The African Human Fossil Record

by Ed Hagen last modified Apr 04, 2014 03:59 PM

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.

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The  2nd Annual Western Bioarchaeology Group Conference (WeBiG)

The 2nd Annual Western Bioarchaeology Group Conference (WeBiG)

by Ed Hagen last modified Apr 04, 2014 03:00 PM

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.

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Evolutionary Aspects of Child Development and Health Workshop

Evolutionary Aspects of Child Development and Health Workshop

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 31, 2014 09:33 PM

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.

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Physical Anthropology Women's Mentoring Network events

Physical Anthropology Women's Mentoring Network events

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 29, 2014 12:55 PM

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.

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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Evolution's Wedge: Competition and the Origins of Diversity. Edited by David W. Pfennig and Karin S. Pfennig. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 2012. 303 pp. ISBN 978-0-520-27418-1. $75.00 (hardcover). Aug 30, 2014
Three-dimensional analysis of sexual dimorphism in human thoracic vertebrae: Implications for the respiratory system and spine morphology Aug 30, 2014
Biological diversity and population history of Middle Holocene hunter-gatherers from the Cis-Baikal region of Siberia Aug 30, 2014
Donald H. Enlow: The integrative single double life of a hard tissue naturalist Aug 28, 2014
Plasticity and constraint in response to early-life stressors among Late/Final Jomon period foragers from Japan: Evidence for life history trade-offs from incremental microstructures of enamel Aug 26, 2014
Intra-tooth stable isotope analysis of dentine: A step toward addressing selective mortality in the reconstruction of life history in the archaeological record Aug 26, 2014
Intra- and interspecific variation in macaque molar enamel thickness Aug 22, 2014
Paradox and promise: Research on the role of recent advances in paleodemography and paleoepidemiology to the study of “Health” in precolumbian societies Aug 22, 2014
Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology. Edited by Tanya M. Peres. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 2014. 224 pp. ISBN 978-0-8130-4927-4. $79.95 (hardcover). Aug 19, 2014
Bioarcheology has a “Health” problem: Conceptualizing “Stress” and “Health” in bioarcheological research Aug 19, 2014
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