Frequently Asked Questions

Where is my name?

This project is crowd-sourced. That means that the data come from users like you. If you (or someone you know) aren't in the tree, that just means the data haven't been added yet. Please take a few seconds to add the missing data.

How do I add my employment and research details?

First, you must claim your profile. Once your profile has been validated by a moderator, you will receive an email with details on how to update your profile.

Data Use Policy

This site is meant to be a public resource. Please remember that a great deal of work goes into creating and maintaining the database. We request that you contact us before using data from this site in any publication. You can contact us here. Citation: The Academic Phylogeny of Physical Anthropology. W. Andrew Barr, Brett Nachman, and Liza Shapiro.

Who should be in the database?

Our main criterion for inclusion in this project is self-identification. In other words, if you consider yourself to be a physical/biological/evolutionary anthropologist, then you should add your information. Another useful criterion is whether or not your work would be appropriate for publication in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Where is my specialization?

We have tried to strike a balance between accuracy and usability regarding the number of specializations available when you submit data. If you feel that there is a missing specialization, please drop us a line to let us know.

How can I help?

Are we missing some information on your advisor's other PhD students? Is your good friend from grad school missing from our database? You can submit information directly on our website. It only takes a few seconds to submit. All data is validated by an administrator before appearing in the tree.

Can I make a correction?

Yes, of course! We rely on user submissions and corrections to make sure we get it right. Just drop the administrators a line to let us know about the error. We will fix the problem as soon as possible.