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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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Rising Star Workshop 2014

Rising Star Workshop 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 17, 2014 02:32 PM

The University of the Witwatersrand, through the Centre of Excellence in PalaeoSciences and the Evolutionary Studies Institute will be holding a unique workshop to study and describe recently discovered fossil early hominin material for a series of high impact publications. It is intended that the Workshop will be held in South Africa from early May until the first week of June 2014. We are seeking early career scientists with data and skill sets applicable to the study of any part of the anatomy of early hominins. Participants must be willing to share these data and skills in a collaborative workshop designed to study, describe and publish these important hominin fossils. The intent of the workshop is to give a unique opportunity to early career scientists to participate in the primary description of African early hominin material.

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AAPA elections. Please vote!

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 14, 2014 08:24 PM

Elections! If you are a REGULAR member of the AAPA in good standing you should have received an email earlier this week with a link that allows you to vote for candidates for President-elect, Vice President and onemember of the Executive Committee. If you received the email, PLEASE VOTE! If you did NOT receive that email, please contact Josh Snodgrass at jjosh@uoregon.edu, our membership chair, who will check your membership status and put you in touch with the appropriate person at Allen Press so that you can receive a ballot link to allow you to vote.

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UC Denver Paleoanthropology Field School course in Tanzania

UC Denver Paleoanthropology Field School course in Tanzania

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 13, 2014 06:20 PM

This is a 6 credit/30 hours per week research-based faculty-led that provides students with an intense four weeks field-based learning experience that focuses on paleoanthropology, paleoecology, geology, archaeology, ecology and conservation, and culture of nomadic pastoralists of the Ngorongoro Highlands in Tanzania.

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AAPA: First Annual Women’s Mentoring Workshop

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 10, 2014 05:28 PM

April 9, 2014 – Calgary, AB. 1-5pm Hyatt, Calgary. Mid-Career Women’s Mentoring Workshop. Advancing to Leadership Roles: Challenges & Opportunities: This workshop will focus on strategies to help mid-career women navigate increasingly complex environments as they assume additional roles and responsibilities while striving to maintain work/life balance. It will also guide participants to develop and refine their own mentoring practices to assist the next generation of women physical anthropologists.

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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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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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