Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology - Official Website

Mission Statement

The Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology / L’Association Canadienne D’Anthropologie Physique is a learned society of international scholars and students whose aim is to promote and increase awareness and understanding of physical (biological) anthropology among its membership, as well as to supporting institutions and agencies and the public at large.

Physical anthropologists study adaptation, variability and evolution in a biocultural context.

Our members recognize and celebrate the geographic and temporal diversity and complexity of ancient and modern humankind, our hominid forebears and our nonhuman primate cousins and their ancestors. As such, our discipline is inherently multidisciplinary, crossing the boundaries between the natural and social sciences, in order to provide a richer understanding of human diversity and complexity.

CAPA/ACAP President
Tina Moffat, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada