Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Biological Anthropology at the AAA meeting!

I can't believe it's nearly time to head to the 2012 AAA meeting in San Francisco! The Biological Anthropology Section of AAA is organizing many sessions and activities at the meeting, including a few of particular interest to me: 

BIOCULTURAL INSIGHTS INTO LIFE HISTORY AND HUMAN SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

Chair: Michaela Howells

CROSSING SAFELY INTO TODDLERHOOD: AN ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON RISKS TO INFANT CARE

Chair: Sera Young

BRAINS IN THE WILD: THE CHALLENGES OF NEUROANTHROPOLOGY

Chair: Greg Downey


2012 BAS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Darna Dufour, "Anthropological Perspectives on Nutrition Transitions"  


Other sessions of interest to bio-folks include the following (can you tell which ones I'm super excited about and have you noticed the suspicious Marksist pattern?):

EVOLUTIONARY UNDERSTANDINGS OF CULTURAL PRACTICES

Thursday, November 15, 2012: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
Chair:  Douglas M Jones

EVOLUTIONARY INSIGHTS INTO CHILDHOOD, PARENTING, AND COOPERATION
Thursday, November 15, 2012: 1:45 PM-3:30 PM
Organizer & Chair:  Lee Cronk

****BORDERING ON FACT: WHEN ANTHROPOLOGISTS HAVE TO TAKE SCIENCE TO TASK**** 

Thursday, November 15, 2012: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM
Organizers:  Clare L Boulanger; Chairs:  Chelsea Blackmore
Jonathan M Marks (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
CURRENT ISSUES IN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY
Thursday, November 15, 2012: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM
Chair:  Kristin Snopkowski

****INTEGRATING OUR SCIENCES:  CROSSING THE BORDERS OF THE DISCIPLINES****
Friday, November 16, 2012: 1:45 PM-3:30 PM
Organizers:  Alice B Kehoe; Chairs:  Leslea Hlusko
Participants:  Jonathan M Marks, Montgomery Slatkin, Carole L Crumley, Rasmus Nielsen, and John H Moore

A SUM GREATER THAN ITS PARTS: MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON LATER HUMAN EVOLUTION
Saturday, November 17, 2012: 1:45 PM-5:30 PM
Organizers & Chairs:  Jamie L Clark and Adam P Van Arsdale;
Discussants:  Milford H Wolpoff and Julien Riel-Salvatore

CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY AND ANTHROPOLOGY: CROSSING MULTIPLE BORDERS AND SCALES
Saturday, November 17, 2012: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM
Organizers:  Shirley J Fiske; Chairs: Carole L Crumley and Shirley J Fiske

CURRENT THEMES IN EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY: DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION, COOPERATION, AND CULTURAL TRANSMISSION
Saturday, November 17, 2012: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM
Organizers:  Eric A Smith; Chairs:  Adam H Boyette




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