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5 November to 14 December 2012. Morphometrics is a rapidly growing field. Quantitative analyses of the size and shape of organisms or their parts are more and more widely used in biological and medical research. Applications of morphometrics address diverse questions in many areas such as evolutionary and developmental biology, ecology, palaeontology, and systematics. Morphometric studies have been conducted in animals, including humans, plants and protists.
December 2-5, 2012. Port Vila, Vanuatu. Theme: Being human: Biological and Environmental Perspectives. The Australasian Society for Human Biology, formed in 1987, has active members from all around the globe and welcomes all participants in our disciplinary field of study and research, including: modern human biology, medicine, biological anthropology and extending through to primatology and evolutionary biology, as well as bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.
A five-day short course in the analysis and interpretation of bone trauma is to be offered for postgraduate students in anthropology; researchers in physical/forensic anthropology; forensic pathologists; and law enforcement in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Pretoria, South Africa from 27 to 31 August, 2012. The purpose of the workshop is to present and to familiarize students and professionals with current analytical methods in the analysis and interpretation of bone trauma. Focus will be on the differentiation between healed, fresh and pseudo-trauma; recognition and preliminary interpretation of bone trauma at autopsy; and biomechanical interpretations of bone trauma in the laboratory. Extensive hands-on opportunities with demonstration, casts, and case-study specimens will be provided.