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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.

Statement on Sexual Harassment and Assault

The Paleoanthropology Society is committed to providing a safe space, free of threats, harassment or assault, to all of our members regardless of age, ethnicity, race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, marital status, or any other reason unrelated to professional performance. In this document, the concept of Paleoanthropology Society "member" includes both dues-paying and non-paying recipients of Society mailings.

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The Time is Now  - A message from Paleoanthropology Society Members Bill Kimbel and Kaye Reed.

News & Announcements


Emory Postdoc in Paleolithic Technology

The Paleolithic Technology Laboratory (https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/stoutlab/) of the Emory University Department of Anthropology is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary project investigating the neural and behavioral substrates of stone tool-making skill acquisition. Primary responsibilities will include: 1) subject recruitment (n=10-15), 2) MRI and psychometric data collection (training provided, no experience needed), 3) lithic analysis, 4) behavior coding from video, and 5) contributing to the publication and presentation of results. The successful candidate should be ready and eager to contribute to the development of new methods for the recording and analysis of knapping behavior and skill-related lithic variation. Strong quantitative skills are required and proficiency with multilevel modeling, geometric morphometrics, digital image analysis, and/or 3D imaging is desirable. 

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2017 Rohlf Medal Nominations

The Rohlf Medal was established in 2006 by the family and friends of F. James Rohlf to mark his 70th birthday. He has been a longtime Stony Brook University faculty member and is currently Emeritus Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, and Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology.

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Preliminary Program for the 2017 Meetings in Vancouver, Canada

The preliminary program for the upcoming 2017 meetings in Vacouver Canada, along with the general meeting announcement are available in the meetings section of the Paleoanthropology Society website. Check back for for further updates and information about this year's meetings.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary Department of Anthropology and Archaeology has a two-year postdoctoral fellowship position available under the supervisions of Dr. Julio Mercader Florin (julio.mercader@gmail.com) from August 15, 2017 to August 14 2019. The salary for this position is $41,000 in the first year and $42,000 the second year. The application deadline is March 31, 2017.

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NSF Biological Anthropology Program Changes

The Biological Anthropology Program is returning to a six-month interval between competitions for both regular research (Senior) and doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIG).

  • For the DDRIG competition, this change is effective immediately, in conjunction with the publication of a revised solicitation (17-506). The next DDRIG target dates will be January 20, 2017, and July 20, 2017, and future dates will be January and July 20th of each year.
  • For the Senior competition (which has a program description but not a solicitation), this change will be effective AFTER the November 16, 2016 and July 19, 2017 target dates. The subsequent target dates will be January and July 20 (or next business day) of each year.

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