The International Association for Paleodontology (IAPO) was established in 2007 in Zagreb, Croatia.
On 14th March 2007 eight researchers from six countries (see the list below) interested in paleodontology founded the International Association for Paleodontology.
List of founders (in alphabetical order)
Hrvoje Brkić – Croatia
Saša Milošević † – Serbia
Leyre Prado – Spain
Vinita Saini – India
Mario Šlaus – Croatia
Marin Vodanović – Croatia
Andrei Zinoviev – Russia
Amila Zukanović – Bosnia and Herzegovina
The City of Zagreb – City Office for General Administration, in the proceedings initiated at request of the association under the name International Association for Paleodontology with seat in Zagreb, Gundulićeva 5, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Anthropology for registration in Register of Association, under article 14 paragraph 3 and 4 of the Law on Associations (“Official Gazette” number 88/01) and article 6 of the Decision of the organization and scope of the City of Zagreb (“Official Gazette” number 6/97 and 7/97) had enacted a Resolution: “It is approved that association under the name International Association for Paleodontology with seat in Zagreb, Gundulićeva 5, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Anthropology is registered in the Register of associations of the Republic of Croatia. The registration was carried out on 23 July 2007 when the association has obtained the capacity of a legal entity.”
On 1st September 2007 the official site of the International Association for Paleodontology became accessible on www.paleodontology.com.
The idea for IAPO logo came from Leyre Prado (Spain) and shows a schematic picture of three premolars: the Homo antecessor, Homo Heidelbergensis and Homo sapiens that represent the evolution of the teeth. The original idea was modified by Marin Vodanović (Croatia). He added the globe as symbol of internationality of the association and the name International Association for Paleodontology.