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American Association of Biological Anthropologists
Biological anthropology is a science that deals with the adaptations, variability, and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives. Because it studies human biology in the context of human culture and behavior, biological anthropology is also a social science. The AABA is the world's leading professional organization for biological anthropologists.
Black in BioAnth (BiBA) Collective
The Black in BioAnth (BiBA) Collective seeks to provide a community and support system for biological anthropologists who navigate the world racialized as Black individuals.The collective is inclusive of all Black biological anthropologists across Africa and the African diaspora, as well as of Black scholars in allied fields
Biological Anthropology Section, American Anthropological Association
The Biological Anthropology Section (BAS) of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) comprises a wide range of anthropologists and students whose interests converge on questions related to the evolution and biological development of humans from a comparative perspective. Specific areas of interest include the study of non-human primates as models for understanding the evolutionary and ecological processes that shaped the biology and behavior of humans and our ancestors, studies of the fossil record of humans and hominids that reveal patterns of evolutionary change, and studies of the biology and genetics of modern humans for insights into adaptation and variation.
Human Biology Association
The Human Biology Association is a vibrant nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to supporting and disseminating innovative research and teaching on human biological variation in evolutionary, social, historical, and environmental context, worldwide. We are an interdisciplinary group of scientists including internationally-recognized leaders in the fields of anthropology, anatomy, public health, endocrinology, genetics, nutrition, and numerous other fields.
American Association of Anthropological Genetics
Founded in 1994, the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) is an educational and scientific organization whose mission is: to promote the study of anthropological genetics, as this field is broadly defined; to facilitate communication between individuals engaged in the study of anthropological genetics; and to foster cooperation among anthropological geneticists.
Paleopathology is the study of ancient diseases in humans and animals. The Paleopathology Association was formed in 1973 by U.S. and Canadian scientists. Today, the PPA is a global community composed of researchers and students with backgrounds in physical anthropology, archaeology, medicine, biology, and zoology.
Dental Anthropology Association
The Dental Anthropology Association (DAA) seeks to stimulate interest in dental anthropology, a subfield of biological anthropology. Dental anthropology utilizes the dentitions of humans and other non-human primates—both past and present—to answer questions of anthropological interest. These questions can include (but are by no means limited to): How are individuals and populations related? What did their diet look like? How healthy were they?
American Society of Primatologists
The purposes of this Society are both educational and scientific. Our goals are to promote and encourage the discovery and exchange of information regarding primates, and anyone engaged in scientific primatology or who is interested in supporting these goals may apply for membership.
CARTA: Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny
The Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny* (CARTA) is a virtual organization formed in order to promote transdisciplinary research into human origins, drawing on methods from a number of traditional disciplines spanning the social, biomedical, biological, computational and engineering, physical and chemical sciences, and the humanities. CARTA began as a collaboration between faculty at UC San Diego and at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, along with interested scientists at other institutions. In January 2008, CARTA became a UC San Diego recognized Organized Research Unit (ORU).
Evolutionary Anthropology Society
EAS is a community of scholars interested in applying modern evolutionary theory to the analysis of human biology, behavior, and culture. As a part of the American Anthropological Association, EAS is interested in helping students present their research at our annual meeting and building ties across scientific sub-disciplines within the diverse field of anthropology.