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The 1849th SAP annual meeting days are over.

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Rendez-vous in Paris on January, 29-31 2025
for the 1850th SAP days. 

The last BMSAP issue
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Cover of volume 35, number 2 of BMSAP. (Top) Brown-red banner. Left: long dark part with on the left the logo of the SAP in light brown (an oval planisphere centered on Europe, surmounted by 7 humans holding hands), then in white the name of the journal BMSAP with below 'Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie de Paris'. Right: Lighter part where it is written in white, from top to bottom: 'Volume 35 # 2', 'October 2023', 'ISSN 0037-8984', with underneath a clear band where is written in brown 'Publication foundée en 1859'. (Middle) Cover image: Illustration, on a three-dimensional surface model of the brain's convolutions, colored in gray, of the brain regions mobilized by the perception of abstract patterns of human origin: in red, the occipitotemporal regions; in blue, the salience network. Three objects used as stimuli circle the brain: on top, two stones with abstract markings, and on the left, a bone fragment with abstract markings. (Bottom) Red-brown banner on which is written in white 'Revue soutenue par l'Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales du CNRS'. In the middle, the CNRS logo is superimposed on the lower banner and the cover image (logo: ovoid in dark blue gradient on which is written horizontally in white and sky blue 'cnrs', and in white, under the letter 'n' and vertically, 'dépasser les frontières').



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Position of the SAP Board of Directors on sending fossils into space

The Board of Directors of the Société d'Anthropologie de Paris (SAP), established in 1859, wishes to express its deepest disapproval and strongest condemnation of the sending into space of original fossils belonging to the species Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi. The SAP Board thus expresses its full agreement with the statements made by the American Association of Biological Anthropologists (AABA), the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (ESHE), the Paleoanthropology Society and Society for American Archaeology (SAA), and the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO). The SAP Board of Directors would particularly like to:

  • reiterate that SAP is extremely attentive to the treatment of human remains and to the dignity, care and respect to which they must be subjected;
  • underline the inestimable heritage value of these South African remains, and the total incompatibility between the way they have been treated and this heritage value, as well as the above point;
  • recall, in connection with this heritage value, the provenance of these remains from the "Craddle of Humankind", awarded by UNESCO as a "World Heritage Site";
  • finally, this sending into space of fossil hominin remains represents a paroxysmal manifestation of the hyper-mediatization of certain researchers, irrespective of the quality of their work. This drift is unfortunately totally inherent to the hypercompetitive research system that prevails throughout the world, and which is ontologically in total opposition to the very nature of research.

The Board of Directors of the Société d'Anthropologie de Paris
Motion carried by electronic ballot on 20 September 2023 (15 for, 0 against, 1 abstention)