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The Paleoanthropology Society was founded in 1992. It recognizes that paleoanthropology is multidisciplinary in nature and the organization's central goal is to bring together physical anthropologists, archaeologists, paleontologists, geologists and a range of other researchers whose work has the potential to shed light on hominid behavioral and biological evolution.

Meeting Update

The Paleoanthropology Society announces, with regret, cancellation of our 2020 annual meeting in Los Angeles. Our "host organization", the AAPA, has cancelled their meeting which provided us with rooms, and the current health situation militates against a large gathering in any case. Registration fees will be returned unless members wish to notify us that they would consider their fee a donation to the Society. 

The Society is exploring the possibility of uploading to our website posters as well as poster or possibly video presentations of planned oral talks. We shall make further information available on the website (www.paleoanthro.org).

Prof. John Kappelman of the University of Texas at Austin has generously made available to all colleagues at no cost the current version of his software package Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology, in case this will help us to prepare approaches to online instruction. Details are available on our website.

News & Announcements


Univ. Montreal Assist Prof. Bioathropology

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in bioanthropology specialised in the study of past or present humans from an evolutionary perspective. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates engaged in genetic research in one or more of the following fields: ontogeny, phylogeny, disease ecology, behavioural ecology or adaptive variability. Other fields of specialisation will also be considered.

 

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Assistant Prof. SUNY Oneonta

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ONEONTA

Department of Anthropology
Assistant Professor – Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Paleoanthropology) beginning Fall 2021. The professional obligation is for a ten-month academic year. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

 

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University of Chicago postdoctoral position in Hominin Paleobiology and Paleoecology.

The University of Chicago will soon be hiring a postdoc who works on hominin evolution, broadly defined as Hominin Paleobiology and Paleoecology with preference for earlier periods. They seek a candidate who is interested in asking broader questions on human evolution, with specific expertise in morphology or paleoenvironments. This is a non teaching two years term. If interested, please contact Zeray Alemseged at alemseged@uchicago.edu.


NSF SPARC Solicitation

SPARC (SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) is an NSF-funded Archaeology and Archaeometry program dedicated to promoting geospatial research in archaeology, hosted by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas, Dartmouth College, and University of Glasgow. Now in its 7th year, SPARC offers direct support to archaeological projects through awards in three categories:

  • Fieldwork: On-site data collection
  • Data & Analytics: Preparation, processing and analysis of geospatial data
  • Publication: Presentation, publication and archiving of complex geospatial datasets

 

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