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.

Data Sharing Survey

In cooperation with the American Association of Biological Anthropologists, we request that you take this anonymous survey on data sharing attitudes and practices of researchers in natural sciences, housed at http://bit.ly/DataShareSurvey    We are interested in the views of archaeologists, biological anthropologists, paleoanthropologists and other colleagues in related fields. All are invited to take the survey.

The results will be discussed in an article to appear later this year in the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, and a link will be added to this site when available. Thank you.

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2021 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.

Recipients of the Rohlf Medal will be recognized for excellence in their sustained body of work on the development of new morphometric methods or for their applications in the biomedical sciences, including evolutionary biology, population biology, physical anthropology, and medicine. The term "morphometrics" is intended to include high-dimensional pattern analyses of biological shape, especially those that analyze shape in a comprehensive way, or of covariation of shape with other variables. The award can recognize a body of work that has significantly advanced the field, including: mathematical or statistical theory underlying morphometric methods, software that implements or visualizes new methods, or a body of biological findings that rely crucially on contemporary morphometric methods and represent major advances.