The Institute for Genomic Biology will once again be hosting the Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop. The workshop will take place from August 4-10, 2013, at the IGB to discuss genomics as a tool for Native American communities and assist in the training of Native Americans in the concepts and methods currently used in genomics.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. William Bass (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tennessee) will be the 2013 AAPA Luncheon Speaker. Dr. Bass, founder of The University of Tennessee's Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (a.k.a., "The Body Farm"), is well-known for his contributions to forensic anthropology and osteology. Dr. Bass's luncheon talk, The Autopsy of the "Big Bopper." My Role in Investigating the Death of an Early Rock & Roll Icon, will take place on Friday, the 12th of April, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Facing an African Experience: 15th Meeting of the International Association of Craniofacial Identification
We are honoured to invite you to attend the 15th Meeting of the International Association of Craniofacial Identification to be held in the world famous Kruger National Park (South Africa), at the Mopani Rest Camp from 3 to 7 August 2013.
A field-school opportunity in Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology, offered by The University of Winnipeg in collaboration with Belgrade University and the National Museum, (Belgrade) is now available. Open to upper undergraduate and graduate students, the field-school will take place at the Balanica cave complex, a hominin bearing Mousterian site in the vicinity of Nis.
June 30-August 4, 2013 (5 weeks). Skeletal remains within cemeteries and individual burials have proven to be an invaluable source of information in archaeological endeavors. The wealth of knowledge obtained from burial assemblages provides insights into culture; migratory patterns; contact and trade; social complexities and population dynamics; familial relationships, and ancestral health. Archaeology attempts to reconstruct the particulars of past populations through their material remains and, complementary to it, bioarchaeological studies comprise an understanding of the skeletal remains of past populations themselves and integrates this understanding with adaptive changes to environment and culture.
Human Biology: The International Journal of Population Genetics and Anthropology and the official journal of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics is now accepting applications or nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief.
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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.
We are in the process of putting together the program and acceptances will be sent by December 19th. A few erroneous messages were sent with incomplete information. Please disregard these as the program is still being fine tuned. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School (DPFS) is a four-week field course in paleoanthropology at the site of Dmanisi, Georgia. It starts in the last week of July and continues in August. DPFS is a combination of theoretical course work and practical training. By the end of the course students will choose a research project and prepare a final presentation.
The Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute (CHCI), a leader in animal welfare and advocate for chimpanzees, is currently taking applications for our Summer 2013 Apprentice Program. Graduates, undergraduates, and post-graduates from various academic backgrounds (e.g. Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, etc.) and all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
We are submitting this report entitled “Biological Anthropology in the Genomic Era” to the AAPA Executive Committee. This document reports on the combined results of interviews that took place from 2010-11 (of biological anthropologists and of researchers in related disciplines), and an AAPA member-wide survey that took place in 2011.
The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) is proud to announce our workshop schedule for the Spring and Summer of 2013. Workshops will include: Human Remains Recovery, Forensic Taphonomy of Texas, Human Osteology, and Forensic Anthropology Methods.
Colleagues…In congruence with the high priority placed on interdisciplinary research by NSF, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (SBE) recently released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) outlining new funding opportunities promoting multidisciplinary research and training in the social and behavioral sciences.
The field school takes place on Astypalaia, a small, beautiful island in the Aegean Sea and part of the Dodecanese island group in Greece. It is based on a unique archaeological site – the largest ancient children’s cemetery in the world, with at least 2800 children’s burials. In the field laboratory overlooking the sea, students learn the specialist skills required to excavate, record, identify, conserve, measure and catalogue the tiny bones and teeth of young children. This is one of the few sites in the world where children’s remains are abundant enough to provide such experience. Everyone carries out all the tasks required for each burial and so gains a useful range of experience for work on human remains.
The executive board of the AAPA is pleased to announce the winners of two new competitions. The early-career mentoring award has been given to Dr. Laurie Reitsema, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology. The student-liaison award has been given to Ms. Jill Scott, who is a PhD student at the University of Iowa.
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The Forensic Anthropology Center (FAC) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is happy to announce our 2013 summer short courses for students and professionals.
The Pollitzer Student Travel Awards are designed to help students defray the costs of attending the AAPA meetings. They are named in honor of William S. Pollitzer, a Human Biologist who taught at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a Darwin Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and past president of the AAPA.
The Archaeological Sciences of America Symposium will host an isotope workshop in conjunction with its October 2012 meeting at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. Panelists will include Larisa Grawe DeSantis (Vanderbilt), Corina Kellner (Northern Arizona), Kelly Knudson (Arizona State), John Krigbaum (Florida), and Bethany Turner (Georgia State). Each panelist will briefly (5-10 minutes) present how they see various isotope methods and/or systems contributing to their research in archaeology. The organized panel will then explore issues such as developing strong research questions using these methods, accessing materials available for study, and myriad details and complications that may arise using isotopic tools in archaeological research.
A Dear Colleague Letter was just released by NSF describing changes to the Biological Anthropology Program's funding cycle.
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.