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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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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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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Commingled and Disarticulated Human Remains: Working Toward Improved Theory, Method, and Data. Edited by Anna J. Osterholtz, Kathryn M. Baustian, and Debra L. Martin. New York, NY: Springer. 2014. 285 pp. ISBN 978-1-4614-7560-6. $129.00 (hardcover). Jul 28, 2014
Paleomobility in the Tiwanaku Diaspora: Biogeochemical analyses at Rio Muerto, Moquegua, Peru Jul 26, 2014
An Unnatural History of Emerging Infections. Edited by Ron Barrett and George J. Armelagos. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013. 160 pp. ISBN 9780199608294. $59.95. Jul 25, 2014
Rereading The Fossil Record. By David Sepkoski. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press. 2012. 432 pp. ISBN 13:978-0-226-74855. $50.50 (cloth). Jul 25, 2014
Kinematics and spatiotemporal parameters of infant-carrying in olive baboons Jul 25, 2014
Teeth: A Very Short Introduction. By Peter S. Ungar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2014. 137 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-967059-8. $11.95 (paperback). Jul 25, 2014
Health and disease: Exploring the relation between parasitic infections, child nutrition status, and markets Jul 24, 2014
The function of loud calls (Hoot Series) in wild western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) Jul 24, 2014
Obituary†: Kenneth alan bennett (October 3, 1935 – February 6, 2014) Jul 24, 2014
Broken Bones: Anthropological Analysis of Blunt Force Trauma. 2nd Edition. Edited by Vicki L. Wedel and Alison Galloway. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. 2014. 479 pp. ISBN 978-0-398-08768-5 (hardcover). Jul 24, 2014
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