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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digitised Diseases contains more than 1600 3D models of human remains.
A bi-annual award to honor the work of internationally noted forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow has been established by the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma. The award is intended to recognize the efforts of those who strive to restore the humanity and dignity of individuals and communities that have suffered human rights violations.
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.
March 16 - 18, 2014, Hotel Meliá, Sitges, Spain. Abstract Deadline Extended for Posters - December 20, 2013.
Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School (DPFS) is a four-week field course in paleoanthropology at the site of Dmanisi, Georgia. The season 2014 starts on 21st of July and continues till August 16. 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 presentations.
Vis-à-Vis: Explorations in Anthropology is currently accepting submissions for research articles and book reviews. Vis-à-Vis is the online, peer-reviewed graduate journal of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Our goal is to provide a platform for emerging scholars to publish their research and gain experience in the publication process. We welcome submissions and reviewers from graduate-level researchers working in the four sub-fields of anthropology.
The third annual Application of Genomics to Anthropological Research (AGAR) Workshop aims to provide advanced students and scholars with experience in the development of primate genomic projects and the analysis of primate genome datasets. Hurry! Early registration ends Dec 1st! Final registration deadline December 15th!
As we are beginning our 5th year of our Transylvania Bioarchaeology Projects, we are happy to offer to both undergraduate and graduate students (credit as well as non-credit) participants three field and laboratory programs in osteology, bioarchaeology of children andmortuary archaeology in the heart of Transylvania (Romania). Please note that our 2013-2014 osteology and bioarchaeology programs are taught by Dr. Jonathan Bethard (Forensic Anthropology Program, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine).
Registration is open for the course: January 20-24, 2014. AAPA members have a 20% discount on the current fee. End of early registration November 30.
A field-school opportunity in Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology, offered by The University of Winnipeg in collaboration with The National Museum, (Belgrade) and Belgrade University is now available.
For this second year we are pleased to offer 2 bioarchaeology field schools.
The Huari-Ancash Bio-archaeological Project has now opened the application process for the Field School 2014 season. Our focus is Bio-Archaeology and analysis of human remains.
The joint University of Victoria-University of Johannesburg Field School in Paleoanthropology at the Drimolen fossil hominin site will be held from June 2-23, 2014. The field school is hosted at the fossil hominin site of Drimolen, South Africa and students receive credit for two archaeology courses. We are currently taking applications - deadline February 7, 2014.
Registration is open for the following courses, AAPA members will have a 20 % discount on the fees. - 3D GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS - Fourth edition; May 20-24, 2014. Instructor: Dr. Lissa Tallman (Grand Valley State University, USA).
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 American Association of Physical Anthropologists recognizes that the professional development of young, talented scientists in the early stages of their careers is critical to the continued health and vitality of the discipline. To that end, the AAPA offers up to eight Professional Development Grants annually to qualified recipients, each in the amount of $5,000.
February 3-6, 2014. Instructors: Dr. Neus Martínez Abadías (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain) and Dr. Nicolas Navarro ( École Pratique des Hautes Études, France). Place: Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain. Organized by: Transmitting Science and the Council of Els Hostalets de Pierola.