The 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2013)


Session 54. Bone to be wild: An invited session in honor of George J. Armelagos’s career and mentorship. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Molly Zuckerman and Debra Martin

Saturday Afternoon, 200DE Add to calendar

George Armelagos’s research has delved into several of the most profound theoretical and practical issues in physical anthropology: the health impacts of the Neolithic transition, the fallacy of the biological race concept, the origins of syphilis, the great human epidemiological transitions, the utility of evolutionary approaches to studying human variation, ancient diseases, and food choice, diet, and nutrition. He has also played a central role in the establishment and development of bioarchaeology, now a highly influential and interdisciplinary field within anthropology. His scholarly accomplishments are surpassed only by his commitment to mentorship and collaboration. In that spirit, this symposium brings together research from his several generations of grad students as well as others who trained under him. The posters reflect the interdisciplinary and biocultural frameworks that he pioneered, and the cross- and inter-generational collaborations that he fostered.

1 Add to calendar Life and death in 19th century Peoria, Illinois: Taking a biocultural approach towards understanding the past. Anne L. Grauer, Laura A. Williams, Mary C. Bird.
2 Add to calendar Reflections on an Education in Biocultural Anthropology at Emory University. Theodore G. Schurr.
3 Add to calendar George Armelagos and Changing Idea about the Realities of Race, Human Variation, and Racism. Alan H. Goodman, Michael Blakey, Joseph L. Jones.
4 Add to calendar Achieving Synthesis: New York’s African Burial Ground and the Influences of George J. Armelagos. Michael L. Blakey, Lesley M. Rankin-Hill.
5 Add to calendar Searching for the Invisible People in the African Diaspora: Biocultural Perspectives. Lesley M. Rankin-Hill.
6 Add to calendar George Armelagos and four-field Anthropology: A force against future fission of the discipline. Peter J. Brown.
7 Add to calendar Moving Beyond Genetic Race: Developmental contributions to human variation in New Zealand. Zaneta M. Thayer, Christopher W. Kuzawa.
8 Add to calendar Evolution, Ecology and Political Economy: Biocultural Perspectives on Nutrition and Disease in the Works of George Armelagos. Tom Leatherman, Alan Goodman, Brooke Thomas.
9 Add to calendar Taking a closer look at the institutionalized: the late 19th century Colorado Insane Asylum. Ann L. Magennis.
10 Add to calendar Excavating Method, Theory and Data with George: Bringing Together Bioarchaeology and Social Theory. Debra L. Martin.
11 Add to calendar Disease Dynamics in Åland, Finland - 1750 to 1950 . Jim Mielke.
12 Add to calendar A Bioarchaeological Legacy: The Academic Family Tree of George Armelagos. Ventura R. Pérez, Heidi Bauer-Clapp.
13 Add to calendar Orthodontist needed! Crooked teeth at the New Kingdom site of Amarna, Egypt. Jerome C. Rose, Kulwinder Braich, Kaitlyn E. Stiles.
14 Add to calendar Were calories really a problem for the Classic Maya of Copan and K'axob? Evidence from paleopathological indicators. Rebecca Storey.
15 Add to calendar Explorations in paleodemography: An overview of the Artificial Anasazi agent-based modeling project, with new observations on demographic estimation. Alan C. Swedlund, Lisa Sattenspiel, Richard S. Meindl, George J. Gumerman.
16 Add to calendar "From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world”: The significance of beer and brewing in reconstructing the health and nutrition of ancient agriculturalists. Bethany L. Turner, Matthew J. Livermore.
17 Add to calendar The Biological Impact of Cultural Transformations and Economic Differences in Ancient Nubia. Dennis P. Van Gerven, Paul A. Sandberg, George Armelagos.
18 Add to calendar Stable Isotopes and the Three Evolutionary Forces in Biomedical Anthropology. Christine D. White, Fred J. Longstaffe.
19 Add to calendar The people behind the pox: paleoepidemiological approaches to treponemal disease. Molly K. Zuckerman, Kristin N. Harper.
20 Add to calendar Food for thought: The contributions of George Armelagos to food and culture studies. Randolph J. Widmer.
21 Add to calendar Reconstructing early-life lead exposure and biocultural beginnings: the Armelagos Effect in African diasporic bioarchaeology. Joseph L. Jones, Alan H. Goodman, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Michael L. Blakey, Mark E. Mack.
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