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.
The Society has a new Secretary
Dr. John Polk has volunteered to serve as the Paleoanthropology Society Secretary. Since he is the only candidate, a formal election is not necessary. His 3-year term began in June 2022. John is a biological anthropologist who is Director of the Human Biology Program, University at Albany (State University of New York). He can be reached by email at Secretary@paleoanthro.org
News & Announcements
African MSA-LSA Archaeology Research Fellow
CENIEH is seeking a Research Fellow in African Middle Stone Age (MSA) and Late Stone Age (LSA) Archaeology for applying to the current Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions-Individual Fellowships call (HORIZON-MSCA-2023-PF-01) which closes on 13 September 2023.
Cognitive Archaeology Research Fellow
CENIEH is seeking a Research Fellow in Cognitive Archaeology for applying to the current Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions-Individual Fellowships call (HORIZON-MSCA-2023-PF-01) which closes on 13 September 2023
Registration and Membership Notice
At the Paleoanthropology Society business meeting held in conjunction with the 2023 Portland conference it was agreed to revise the annual dues and meeting registration amounts. Recognizing that membership includes both graduate students with relatively limited financial means as well as more established individuals two levels of fees have been established. Rates for graduate students will remain unchanged. These are $20 for membership and $40 for conference attendance. For PhDs and other “established” individuals these amounts will increase to $40 for membership and $60 for conference participation.
The Rohlf Medal
The Rohlf Medal for Excellence in Morphometric Methods and Applications 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.