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Science  29 Apr 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6285, pp. 503-504
DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6285.503

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The field of physical anthropology recently has been convulsed by several high profile cases of alleged sexual harassment, and by a survey of field scientists showing that harassment during fieldwork is common. So when physical anthropologists gathered last week at their annual meeting, reducing such problems was high on the agenda. But how to change the culture of a discipline? Meeting organizers and advocates offered a menu of actions to battle harassment, from symbolic to concrete. All meeting registrants were required to agree to the American Association of Physical Anthropologists's code of ethics, and panels and workshops offered specific suggestions to women describing incidents of harassment and discrimination.

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