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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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ANNOUNCEMENT CLYDE SNOW SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD

by Ed Hagen last modified Aug 11, 2014 09:23 PM

This September the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma will present the second Clyde C. Snow Social Justice Award and honor the memory, work, and mission of the exceptional Dr. Clyde C. Snow. The Award Committee is very pleased to announce that this year’s awardee is the Agrupación de Familiares de Ejecutados y Detenidos Desaparecidos de Calama (AFEDDEP, the Association of Relatives of Executed and Missing Political Prisoners of Calama). This group of women has been searching for the remains of their murdered husbands, fathers, and sons in Chile’s Atacama Desert for over four decades.

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Obituary: D. Tab Rasmussen, professor of anthropology, 56

Obituary: D. Tab Rasmussen, professor of anthropology, 56

by Ed Hagen last modified Aug 11, 2014 09:18 PM

D. Tab Rasmussen, PhD, professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died Thursday, Aug. 7, after an accident at his home in Edwardsville, Ill. He was 56.

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NSF: Submit your entry to the NEW visualization challenge

NSF: Submit your entry to the NEW visualization challenge

by Ed Hagen last modified Aug 06, 2014 11:19 AM

This year, the National Science Foundation has teamed up with Popular Science to bring you our newly renamed science and engineering visualization challenge: The Vizzies. The contest is open to everyone. The deadline to enter is Sept. 30, 2014

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The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology 42nd annual meeting

The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology 42nd annual meeting

by Ed Hagen last modified Jul 31, 2014 12:41 AM

The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology 42nd annual meeting is being hosted in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We have set up a website where all up to date information regarding the conference can be found including registration details. The conference dates are November 6-9th , 2014 and we are accepting abstracts until August 15th .

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The Anthropology of Hands Conference

The Anthropology of Hands Conference

by Ed Hagen last modified Jul 25, 2014 04:17 PM

The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent, Canterbury is hosting a three-day interdisciplinary conference on “The Anthropology of Hands”. This is an open call to submit abstracts for presentations (podium or poster) at this unique event. The deadline for abstract submission is September 17, 2014.

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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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