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Symposium: The African Human Fossil Record

Symposium: The African Human Fossil Record

by Ed Hagen last modified Apr 04, 2014 03:59 PM

Since 90 years now, when a nonhuman representative of the hominin lineage was firstly discovered at Taung, in South Africa, we know that Darwin’s prediction of an African emergence of the genus Homo was correct. Since, following the discovery in 1960s of the “early Man” at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, the human fossil record from African localities chronologically covering nearly the last 2.5 million years has remarkably increased in raw amount and preservation quality of the paleontological and cultural assemblages, anatomical diversity, morphodimensional variation, sex- and age-related individual representativeness of the remains, resolution of the reconstructed geochronological, paleoenvironmental, paleoecological and technocultural contexts.

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The  2nd Annual Western Bioarchaeology Group Conference (WeBiG)

The 2nd Annual Western Bioarchaeology Group Conference (WeBiG)

by Ed Hagen last modified Apr 04, 2014 03:00 PM

October 10th – 11th, 2014. Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Anthropology. What is WeBiG? It is an annual gathering of grad students and faculty who work on any topic/area in bioarchaeology and forensics at institutions in the western states. It is designed to provide networking opportunities at locations in the west that are easy (and cheap) to get to.

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Evolutionary Aspects of Child Development and Health Workshop

Evolutionary Aspects of Child Development and Health Workshop

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 31, 2014 09:33 PM

June 3 - 5, 2014, Harbour Centre, Labatt Hall (Room #1700), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. The risk of adult heart disease, cancer, and a broad swath of other negative health outcomes may result from exposures during fetal and infant development. Why and how? The field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) focuses on connections between adult health outcomes and exposures to social and physical challenges experienced during early life.

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Physical Anthropology Women's Mentoring Network events

Physical Anthropology Women's Mentoring Network events

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 29, 2014 12:55 PM

Hello Everyone! The AAPAs are just around the corner and it is time to start planning to join the Physical Anthropology Women's Mentoring Network (PA WMN) for our annual events in Calgary! We are hosting a Happy Hour and Luncheon, and all the details are below.

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AAPA auction photo contest!

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 25, 2014 05:58 PM

Once again we are looking for your best field photos to auction.

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Human Evolution: brain, birthweight and the immune system

Human Evolution: brain, birthweight and the immune system

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 11, 2014 10:41 PM

June 9-10, 2014, The Royal Society, London: The complexity of the human brain is unique. However, the large size at birth poses risks to mother and offspring due to constraints on pelvic architecture imposed by bipedalism. This tension will be explored in the light of new concepts in the relationships between evolution of the brain, the placenta, the immune system at the maternal-fetal interface, and genomic imprinting.

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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 Mar 03, 2014 09:57 PM

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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AnthroTree Workshop

AnthroTree Workshop

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 03, 2014 07:52 PM

MAY 28 TO JUNE 1, 2014. DUKE UNIVERSITY. Phylogenetic approaches are increasingly important across evolutionary anthropology, including research on behavior, material culture, functional morphology, linguistics, the fossil record, genetics, and the conservation of cultural and biological diversity. By using phylogenetic methods, it is possible to investigate correlated evolutionary change, to identify the factors that influence speciation and extinction rates, and to reconstruct ancestral states.

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AAPA 2014 Luncheon tickets available

AAPA 2014 Luncheon tickets available

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 13, 2014 10:31 PM

The Annual AAPA luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 12 in the Hyatt Imperial Ballroom from 12:00 to 2:00pm. This years speaker is Dr. Emőke Szathmáry. The title of her talk is: Searching for Ancestry: Has Biological History become Biological Destiny?

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Excavation-Based Archaeology and Bioarchaeology Field School on St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

Excavation-Based Archaeology and Bioarchaeology Field School on St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 20, 2014 06:41 PM

June 14 - July 18, 2014. This archaeological and bioarchaeological field school will take place at the Aklis site, a prehistoric shell midden, habitation, and cemetery site, located on the beach in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The Aklis site may represent the second Columbus landing site, but is endangered by rising sea levels. Students will gain hands on experience in excavation methods, mapping, artifact identification and classification, excavation of human skeletal material, and osteological data recording. Students will learn about the ecology, history, and culture history of St. Croix through visits to local museums and national parks, such as Buck Island Reef National Monument, Estate Whim Museum and Plantation, a paleoethnobotanical tour of the local rainforest, activities with the National Park Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Services on St. Croix, and interactions with scholars and experts on St. Croix.

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Student Presentation Award Competition Applications due March 1

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 15, 2014 06:46 PM

See the call for papers for more details.

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Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop for 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 08, 2014 04:03 PM

The Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has partnered with the Department of Anthropology and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin to host the Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop for 2014. The workshop will take place from June 1-7, 2014 on the University of Texas campus in Austin, the week immediately after the Native American Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) meetings take place, also in Austin, Texas.

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OSU/PAST Forensic Science & Anthropology Field School 2014

OSU/PAST Forensic Science & Anthropology Field School 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 08, 2014 01:13 PM

The Forensic Science and Anthropology Field School is an intensive, four-week course. Students participate in, from the perspective of multiple disciplines, the resolution of a mock medicolegal death investigation from crime scene discovery to courtroom testimony.

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AAPA 2014 Meeting Program now available

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 15, 2014 06:43 PM

The program is available in two formats.

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Eleventh Annual Forensic Anthropology Field School in Albania and Romania; May 20-June 14, 2014

Eleventh Annual Forensic Anthropology Field School in Albania and Romania; May 20-June 14, 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 07, 2014 07:49 PM

Albania’s magnificent archaeological site at Butrint National Park is the primary location for Utica College’s eleventh annual Forensic Anthropology Field School course, which includes two days at the Greek island of Corfu and six days in Bucharest, Romania. The field school is open to non-credit participants; no previous experience with human skeletal remains is required. Undergraduates and graduate students may enroll for six credits at either level.

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The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 27, 2014 02:10 PM

The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research provides small grants for research that physical anthropologists are likely to undertake.

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Omenn Prize for Evolutionary Medicine

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 27, 2014 02:09 PM

The Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Foundation invites nominations for the Omenn Prize for the best article published in 2013 in any scientific journal on a topic related to evolution in the context of medicine and public health. The $5000 prize is made possible by a generous donation from Gilbert S Omenn. It will be awarded in April 2014 to the first author of the winning article.

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University of Chicago Magazine profile of Russell Tuttle

University of Chicago Magazine profile of Russell Tuttle

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 23, 2014 06:44 PM

In his new book, anthropologist Russell Tuttle synthesizes decades of research to identify the characteristics that set our species apart.

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Join the live webcast! "Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution"

Join the live webcast! "Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution"

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 23, 2014 12:57 AM

Join the live webcast! "Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, February 21st (1:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific Time), co-chaired by Kristen Hawkes (University of Utah) and Wenda Trevathan (New Mexico State University).

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Saint Mary's University (Halifax, Canada) is offering two one-week field courses in forensic science

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 19, 2014 01:35 PM

Saint Mary's University (Halifax, Canada) is offering two exciting one-week field courses in forensic science during May and June 2014.

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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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