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HBA Annual Scientific Meeting 2015: “New Science and Old Friends”

2016 Annual Meeting

The abstract deadline has now closed, but you may also register for the meeting without abstract submission. The letter from HBA President Andrea Wiley provides more information about the program.


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.

Local Arrangements

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.


If you have questions regarding the HBA 2016 scientific program, please contact Dr. Amanda Thompson, Program Chair.

2015 Annual Meeting

Under EA Quinn, our stellar Local Arrangements Chair, the HBA 2015 meeting in Saint Louis was a smash. The Plenary Session, “The Milk of Human Kindness” was highly attended and stimulated interesting discussion and plans for new collaborations, while the oral and poster sessions were among the best we have seen in many years. For those of you who missed the meeting, the abstracts and program are posted here (below).

HBA 2015 Abstracts and Program