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.

Statement on Sexual Harassment and Assault

The Paleoanthropology Society is committed to providing a safe space, free of threats, harassment or assault, to all of our members regardless of age, ethnicity, race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, marital status, or any other reason unrelated to professional performance. In this document, the concept of Paleoanthropology Society "member" includes both dues-paying and non-paying recipients of Society mailings.

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The Time is Now  - A message from Paleoanthropology Society Members Bill Kimbel and Kaye Reed.

News & Announcements

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary Department of Anthropology and Archaeology has a two-year postdoctoral fellowship position available under the supervisions of Dr. Julio Mercader Florin (julio.mercader@gmail.com) from August 15, 2017 to August 14 2019. The salary for this position is $41,000 in the first year and $42,000 the second year. The application deadline is March 31, 2017.



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Stony Brook University Assistant Professor

As part of a university-wide initiative with the Turkana Basin Institute, the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the field of Primate Paleontology to begin Fall 2017. This is the fourth of seven faculty lines to be funded by the University to increase the number of faculty with active research programs in the Turkana Basin, Kenya.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Calgary

Steve Larter and Julio Mercader at the University of Calgary Departments of Geological Sciences Anthropology and Archaeology have a postdoctoral position available starting 1 April 2017. The position comes with a $60,000 annual salary incuding benefits. 


Masters Student Position at the University of Calgary

Peter Dunfield and Julio Mercader at the University of Calgary Department of Biological Sciences Anthropology and Archaeology have a two-year stipend (minimum $24,0000) available to support a masters student in molecular microbiology starting September 2017. 


NSF Biological Anthropology Program Changes

The Biological Anthropology Program is returning to a six-month interval between competitions for both regular research (Senior) and doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIG).

  • For the DDRIG competition, this change is effective immediately, in conjunction with the publication of a revised solicitation (17-506). The next DDRIG target dates will be January 20, 2017, and July 20, 2017, and future dates will be January and July 20th of each year.
  • For the Senior competition (which has a program description but not a solicitation), this change will be effective AFTER the November 16, 2016 and July 19, 2017 target dates. The subsequent target dates will be January and July 20 (or next business day) of each year.