Congratulate the GAPA For Their 30th Anniversary

This is a message from Simon Trixl, chairman of the Association of Archaeozoology and Prehistoric Anthropology (Gesellschaft für Archäozoologie und Prähistorische Anthropologie, GAPA):

Dear colleagues,

in 2024, the Association of Archaeozoology and Prehistoric Anthropology/Gesellschaft für Archäozoologie und Prähistorische Anthropologie (GAPA, will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Founded in 1994 in close connection to the ICAZ-Congress held in Konstanz, one of GAPA’s main aims is bridging the “gap” between Archaeozoology and Prehistoric Anthropology with regard to methodology, research questions and joint projects. GAPA meetings are held every two years and are the basis for the proceedings series Contributions to Archaeozoology and Prehistoric Anthropology/Beiträge zur Archäozoologie und Prähistorischen Anthropologie. In order to celebrate GAPA’s anniversary next year, the results of our last meeting in Weimar will be presented as special volume, including also a Tabula Gratulatoria. GAPA members, associated researchers and further colleagues from archaeology/archaeological science/bioarchaeology are kindly invited to register to this list of congratulants. If you want to subscribe to the Tabula Gratulatoria, please let me know until 14th July.


Simon Trixl can be reached through the GAPA address

Deadline for EAA Meeting extended

The abstract deadline for the 2021 EAA meeting has been extended from 4 to 26 February 2021. It is the 27th meeting of the European Archaeological Association (EAA) and will be held from 8 to 11 September 2021 in Kiel (Germany) and online under the motto ‚Widening Horizons‘.


AAPA Updates their Statement on Race and Racism

The American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) has updated its statement on race and racism previously published in the association’s publication organ American Journal of Physical Anthropology in 1996. The new version was accepted by the AAPA Executive Committee at its meeting on March 27, 2019 at the 88th Annual Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. It is available through the association’s website.

The Society for Anthropology (Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, GfA) issued a statement against applying the term ‚race‘ to humans in 2006. It was published in the association’s publication organ Anthropologischer Anzeiger and is available through the GfA website.


Contributions to „Homo homini lupus“

As described in the mail to all colleagues, there’s the opportunity to publish your contributions in a peer-reviewed English language conference proceedings. Please follow the instructions in the mail to participate.

Internationaler Master „Anthropologie und Philosophie der Person



Die Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Deutschland) und das Institut Catholique de Toulouse (Frankreich) bieten gemeinsam den Master-Studiengang „Anthropologie und Philosophie der Person / Anthropologie et philosophie de la personne“ an. Ziel ist die Zusammenführung europäischer Denktraditionen. Das Studium findet je zur Hälfte in Eichstätt-Ingolstadt und Toulouse statt und mündet in Abschlüssen an beiden Hochschulen. Bewerberinnen und Bewerber müssen einen Bachelor in Philosophie und Sprachkenntnisse der jeweiligen Fremdsprache (z.B. Niveau B2) vorweisen. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Website der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt sowie in einer Pressemitteilung der Hochschule.

AG-Treffen „Eine Frage der Identität“


Am 11. Oktober 2014 hielt die Arbeitsgemeinschaft Paläo- und Prähistorische Anthropologie (APPA) gemeinsam mit der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Humanethologie in München ein Treffen zum Thema »Eine Frage der Identität: Positionen und Kriterien zu Begriffen wie ‚Population’, ‚Gruppenzugehörigkeit’ und ‚Kultur’ « ab.