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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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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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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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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
The paleoecology of early Pleistocene Gigantopithecus blacki inferred from isotopic analyses Sep 02, 2014
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
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