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

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



JAR Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie

A New Face to an Old Name: Recent Discovery of a Cranium of the earliest Australopithecus in Ethiopia.
Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie
Curator of Physical Anthropology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m. MDT-- Via Zoom Webinar
To register: https://unm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ap422-q6RBWjKw-hTdkVSw



Journal Alerts

It is now possible to receive email notices of new articles in our online journal PaleoAnthropology! To sign up for such journal alerts, go to the Members Page of our web site: http://www.paleoanthro.org/members/ Follow the instructions to find your listing, click "Edit Member Information" and (after confirming your data) click the Journal Emails checkbox (you can sign out by going back and unchecking the box later if you wish).

You will then receive an email from Editor@Paleoanthro.org when a new article goes online with a link to the current issue.