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We hope everyone enjoyed Las Vegas. Greg Berg and Kate Spradley, 2016 program co-chairs, received positive feedback from many of you regarding the Anthropology Section Scientific Sessions. We would like to thank all of the presenters for allowing time for questions as well as thank those who asked questions. Congratulations to new officers and program committee members: Greg Berg, Section Chair; Kate Spradley, Section Secretary; Vincent Stefan, Section Program Chair; and Elizabeth Miller, Section Program Co-Chair. Congratulations go to the following award recipients: T. Dale Stewart Award, Bruce Anderson; J. Lawrence Angel Award, Valda Black; Ellis R. Kerley Awardees, Cliff Boyd – Research Award; Ashley Kendall – Graduate Scholarship; and Jo Adserias Carriga – International Outreach Award. Special recognition goes to Laura Fulginiti, William Bass, Ann Ross, and Bill Belcher for receiving service awards. Also, many congratulations go to Doug Ubelaker as the recipient of the AAFS Distinguished Fellow Award!
The annual meeting theme for 2017 is Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science. Please keep this in mind when preparing your abstracts — the August 1 deadline is fast approaching.