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The American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) will hold its 82nd annual meeting from 9-13 April 2013 in Knoxville, Tennessee. This international conference provides a unique opportunity for the exchange of ideas and networking among researchers at all stages of their careers. Up to 2000 people will attend these meetings to share knowledge about a diversity of subjects. These topics are of interest to a broad audience and are regularly reported by members of the general and scientific presses, such as the journals Science and Nature.

With the AAPA, the Human Biology Association (HBA) and the Paleopathology Association (PPA) will hold their annual conferences in Knoxville from 10-11 April and 9-10 April, respectively. Additional societies associated with the AAPA, including the American Association of Anthropological Genetics and the Dental Anthropology Association, host functions as well during the conference week.

Knoxville, located in Tennessee's Appalachian mountain region, is a vibrant city and a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Situated on the banks of the Tennessee River, the city is surrounded by natural beauty, which also is found in the city's many parks and throughout an extensive network of municipal greenways and trails. Historic Market Square and Gay Street in the downtown boast a variety of excellent restaurants, bars (including microbreweries), shops, entertainment venues, and outdoor spaces. The city has long played a role in the development of bluegrass and country music genres, and live music of all genres is a staple of Knoxville's culture.

The conference sessions, banquets, events, and business meetings all will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center. Special room rates have been arranged with two hotels: the Hilton Knoxville and the World's Fair Holiday Inn. The convention center is located two blocks from the Hilton Knoxville, and across the street from the Holiday Inn. Both the convention center and conference hotels are within short walking distances from Market Square, Gay Street, as well as The University of Tennessee. More information about hotel room reservations and special conference rates may be found here.

Knoxville may be reached by air, car, and bus. Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is served by most U.S. carriers, and has direct flights from many eastern United States cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New York, & Washington, D.C., as well as Houston and Denver. Three major interstate highways meet at or near Knoxville: I-40, I-75, and I-81. More information about travel to and within Knoxville may be found on the travel page.

The conferences are hosted by Department of Anthropology faculty and students from The University of Tennessee's flagship campus in Knoxville. Please direct any questions that you have about the conferences to Andrew Kramer via the Local Arrangements Committee e-mail. A complete listing of the Local Arrangements Committee members may be found on the LAC page. This web site is hosted by the AAPA and is being designed & maintained by Benjamin Auerbach.

We look forward to seeing you in Knoxville!


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Downtown Knoxville, with the Knoxville Convention Center and Sunsphere in the foreground


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Lobby of the Hilton Knoxville