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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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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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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Biological Shape Analysis. Edited by Pete E. Lestrel. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. 2013. 215 pp. ISBN 978-981-4518-40-6. $125.00 (hardcover). Jul 31, 2014
ERRATUM: Cook, RA, Aubry, BS. (2014), Residence patterning: A study of biological variation in the late prehistoric Middle Ohio Valley. Am J Phys Anthropol. 154:270–278 . DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22503 Jul 31, 2014
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
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