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The Committee set up to consider applications for grants from “The Skinner Fund for Physical Anthropology, Archaeology and Ethnology”, sponsored jointly by the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Polynesian Society and the New Zealand Archaeological Association, has recommended that approximately one half of the annual available income should be allocated on 15th March and 15th September each year. Applications should be sent to: The General Secretary, The Royal Society of New Zealand, Box 196, Wellington.

Notice has been received that it is proposed to hold a Radiocarbon Users Conference at Lower Hutt on 17th and 18th August 1971. Papers presented will consider problems and methods of obtaining greatest value from dates. Each day there will be opening sessions dealing with laboratory problems that affect the production of a true date. Further information can be obtained from the Director, New Zealand Geological Survey, P.O. Box 30368, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

The University of Sydney has announced a new Journal called Human Biology in Oceania. It will be concerned with the “nature, development, causes and origins of variations in human populations at the molecular, cellular, tissue and whole body levels”. More specifically, papers will be published in a variety of disciplines including demography, physical fitness, physique and body composition, growth and development, nutrition, population aspects of work capacity, exercise and thermal tolerance and the relationship and relevance of such studies to sociological and other considerations. Further information is available from The Managing Editor, Human Biology in Oceania, Mackie Building, University of Sydney, N.S.W. 2006, Australia.

Contributors of articles in this issue

John D. Hedrick took his M.A. in Social Science at San Diego State College in 1969 and is currently enrolled as a graduate student in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a research assistant with the University Museum's Applied Science Centre for Archaeology. His current research interests include prehistoric small island settlement patterns and New Hebridean archaeology.

Richard K. Harker is a Lecturer in the Education Department at Massey University, Palmerston North. He has a particular interest in cross-cultural education and the use of education as an agency of social and cultural change in the “Third World”. At present he is engaged on a pilot survey of some of the educational implications of membership in various cultural and ethnic groups in the Wellington urban area.

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P. J. F. Coutts is Myer Research Fellow in Prehistory at the University of Otago. Earlier articles by him were published in the June 1969 and December 1969 issues of J.P.S. and another, on Martin's Bay, is scheduled for June 1971.

I. J. Fairbairn is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Newcastle, N.S.W. He too is a past contributor to the Journal. A note about him appeared in the March 1970 “Notes and News”.