Wednesday-Thursday, April 13-14, 2016
Marriott Marquis Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 USA
Make your reservations early (there is a March 22, 2016 (5:00 p.m. EDT) cut-off date). Reservations may be made at the hotel's direct AAPA link or by phone to the Marriott Marquis Hotel Group Reservations phone number: 866-469-5475
$179.00/night + 8% local and state taxes
The Marriott Marquis is in downtown Atlanta, conveniently located near the Peachtree Center MARTA train stop on the North-South line which has direct service to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The hotel is also easily accessible via interstates 20, 75 and 85. Greyhound Bus Station is close to the hotel while Amtrak is located a few miles north on Peachtree St. The Marriott is within walking distance of many restaurants and cafes as well as popular attractions like the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca Cola, CNN Center, Margaret Mitchell Museum, High Museum of Art, Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Other sites of interest outside of downtown include Zoo Atlanta, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta BeltLine, Stone Mountain, and Etowah Indian Mounds.
Our Local Arrangements Chair is Dr. Susan Tanner at the University of Georgia. The HBA meeting is held concurrently with the American Association of Physical Anthropology (AAPA) April 12-16. See the AAPA Local Arrangements page for local maps, things to do, and more information. http://www.aapa2016atlanta.com
If you have questions regarding the HBA 2016 scientific program, please contact Dr. Amanda Thompson, Program Chair.
Congratulations to the HBA’s second president, Dr. Charlotte M. Otten (term: 1977-1978), who is celebrating her 100th birthday on May 23, 2015. Among her many contributions to the field of human biology was an edited volume (with Robert Meier and Fathi Abdel-Hameed): Evolutionary Models and Studies of Human Diversity (de Gruyter Mouton Publishers, 1978) and her edited volume, Anthropology and Art: Readings in Cross-Cultural Aesthetics (The Natural History Press, 1971) She was a faculty member in the department of anthropology at Northern Illinois University and also taught at University of Michigan.