HUMAN EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH (HUMEVO@GWUVM) An Electronic
Publication of the International Institute for Human Evolutionary
Research George Washington University, Washington, DC
Vol. 4, No. 1 January 28, 1994
Editor: Noel T. Boaz (BOAZ@GWUVM)
**Human Biology Council/
Society for the Study of Human Biology**
Joint meeting, March 29-30, 1994, Westin Hotel, Tabor Center,
Denver, Colorado, with sessions on: Energetics, Lifestyles and
Nutritional Adaptation, and Genetic Determinants of Normal
Physiological Variation. Contact: Ralph M. Garruto, Program
Chair, National Institutes of Health, Bldg. 36, Rm. 5B-21,
Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-846-1186; FAX 301-846-1569.
**American Association of Anthropological Genetics**
First Meeting, March 29, 1994, Denver,immediately following the
Human Biology Council meeting and preceding the American
Association of Physical Anthropologists. Papers on PCR and the
human genome, studies of Aland Island and Basque populations,
forensics, developmental genetics, growth, quantitaive aspects,
and non-human primates. Contact: Sarah Williams-Blangero,
**Xth European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association**
August 29 - September 3, 1994, Georg-August-Universitat,
Gottingen, Germany. Deadline for registration is March, 1994.
Contact: Michael Schultz, Universitat Gottingen, FAX 49-39-7028.
April 19-20, 1994, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California,
immediately preceding the meeting of the Society for American
Arachaeology. Contact: John Yellen, JYELLEN@NSF.GOV.
CELL VISION (Eaton Publishing, Natick, Mass.) focuses on
cellular-level analytic methods in morphology and their
applications in biomedical research and diagnostics.
Developments reported in this journal will benefit any scientist
who visualizes and analyzes chemical components against the
background of tissue structure. For further information
contact: Francis W. Eaton, Publisher, FWEATON@BIOTECHNET.COM.
NEW ELECTRONIC DISCUSSION GROUP IN HUMAN EVOLUTION
Voting results are in and the proposal to form an unmoderated
discussion group called SCI.ANTHROPOLOGY.PALEO passed 164:11.
This discussion group aims to provide an unmoderated forum for
paleoanthropological and general questions of human evolution,
and thus can serve as a valuable addition to HUMEVO, which is
moderated. Contact: Danny Yee, DANNY@ORTHANC.CS.SU.OZ.AU.
**State of the Science Summer Institute in
June 6-11, 1994, International Institute for Human Evolutionary
Research, George Washington University, Virginia Campus. Space
is still available in this week-long comprehensive update on the
fields within the discipline. Sessions taught by J. Fleagle, N.
Boaz, F. Johnston, B. Bogin, G. Van Vark, D. Dean, D. Ubelaker,
K. Weiss, M. Little, L. Wolfe, Y. Iscan, W. Trevathan, J. Kelso,
A. Goodman, and C. Wienker. Contact: BOAZ@GWUVM.GWU.EDU.
**New Paleoanthropology Graduate Program**
The University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology and
Prehistory, is offering a new one-year full-time course in the
science of human origins leading to the M.Sc. degree. Covering
hominid biological and cultural evolution, Quaternary
environments, and technical/methodological training, the course
is preparatory to further doctoral work or to vocational
specialization in paleoanthropology. Contact: Andrew T.
CANCELLED **Course in Paleopathology** CANCELLED
planned for March 10-12, 1994, National Museum of Health and
Medicine/Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.
Rh Factor Evolution - Rh Negative blood type females mating with
RH positive type males have, historically, been relatively
infertile compared to the reversal. It is unlikely that these
two populations coevolved since, for them to have done so would
have meant a gradual displacement of populations that are RH
positive. As I understand it, there are primates that are RH
positive, so this protein/gene had to be around prior to human
evolution (unless it is a convergent adaptation which seems
unlikely). Does anyone have any idea where the RH negative
genotype arose, and when? What human populations possessed RH
negative genes originally? Rh positive? -- Jim Bowery
(JABOWERY@NETCOM.COM) Respondents - Please copy HUMEVO@GWUVM|
Osteology and Relatedness - I am looking for osteological
reports on graves where the identity and relationship among the
buried individuals are known, i.e. family graves, etc. I
appreciate any recommendations on literature. - Torbjorn
Ahlstrom, Stockholm University (T.AHLSTROM@OFL.SU-KOM.SU.SE)
"Group Selection and the Human Behavioral Sciences" - A target
article by David Wilson and Elliot Sober for the journal
Behavioral and Brain Sciences is available for commentary. For
further information contact Steven Harnad
Articles for Current Anthropology - Barbara King was recently
appointed Advisory Editor for Biological Anthropology for the
journal Current Anthropology. She will be happy to discuss the
journal and possible submissions in all areas of biological
anthropology. Contact: BJKING@MAIL.WM.EDU.