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.


News & Announcements

Bill Kimbel - A Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2:30 pm in the auditorium of the Walton Center for Planetary Health on the ASU campus.

Donations to the Bill Kimbel Impact fund, which will benefit IHO student scholarships, research, and education outreach may be made here.

William H. Kimbel, PhD, ASU Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment with the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, former director of the Institute of Human Origins (IHO), and an eminent scholar and teacher in the field of human origins died peacefully on April 17 after a valiant three-year effort against cancer at the age of 68.

To leave a tribute to Bill on this page, email Julie Russ at jruss@asu.ed



Tubingen Postdoc

DFG Center for Advanced Studies "Words, Bones, Genes, Tools" Bewerbungsfrist : 15.06.2022

The Humanities Center for Advanced Studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools: Tracking Linguistic, Cultural and Biological Trajectories of the Human Past” of the University of Tübingen (http://www.wordsandbones.uni-tuebingen.de) seeks to fill a position of

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d, E 13 TV-L, 100%) in Paleoanthropology.

The area of expertise should be human evolution, with emphasis on early hominin adaptation. A background in virtual anthropology or biomechanics is desirable. The position should start October 1st, 2022 and will be limited to 2 years.



Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Human Evolution and Behavior

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar working with Dr. Kathryn Ranhorn. Area of specialization is open, and the scholar will have opportunities to work on projects relevant to community collaborative archaeology, deep history, archaeological science, and/or ancient technology. Fieldwork and laboratory opportunities are available but not required. The scholar will be expected to lead or co-lead independent scholarship which can include building their theoretical and methodological ideas, and to work toward building and being part of an inclusive and justice-oriented community of scholars from diverse backgrounds. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology, biology, geology or a related field by the time of appointment.

Desired qualifications include demonstrated excellence in scholarship pertaining to human evolution and behavior, knowledge of the hominin archaeological and/or paleontological records, and a critical understanding of anthropological history, practice, and ethics.



Harvard Human Evolutionary Biology Position

Tenure-Track Professorship in Human Evolutionary Biology
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology is conducting an open field search for a tenure-track professor. We welcome applications in all subfields of human evolutionary biology and are particularly interested in researchers focused on human paleobiology, including but not limited to hominin/hominoid paleontology and paleoecology, especially within the context of climate and habitat change. We are interested in candidates who address these fields from an evolutionary perspective in humans or non-human primates, and welcome candidates whose research includes fieldwork as well as laboratory-based studies (including on model organisms). The appointment is expected to begin at the level of Assistant Professor and to begin on July 1, 2022. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology values diversity among its faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.