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An international team of researchers from the University of York, the Institute of anthropology and History in Mexico, Washington State University and Simon Fraser University have been studying the earliest indication of domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. The team studied the spatial remains of 55 turkeys, dating from ...
Karen Kelsky, a former anthropology professor at the University of Oregon and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign started this survey on Nov. 30, inviting victims of harassment to share their stories, Philly Voice reported. As of Jan. 16, over 2,300 responses were filed in the rapidly-growing ...

We knew from our previous research in biological anthropology that you must look at both ratios and absolute numbers. Consider this well-known example from biology: People's heads are usually a certain percentage of their body size. If that ratio is unusually big or small, it might be a sign of disease.
These days many academics like to talk and write about public scholarship. In my discipline, anthropology, there is no shortage of essays, books, and blogs about public anthropology. Invariably, the message of public scholarship is that scholars, including, of course, anthropologists, need to convey their ...
An international team, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the science of Human History (MPI-SHH), Harvard University and the Mexican National Institute of anthropology and History (INAH), has used ancient DNA and a new data processing program to identify the possible cause of a ...
For far too long, Western anthropology has been seen by its critics as a tool of Western imperialists, a means of understanding how to best exploit "under-developed" societies. On the other hand there are those anthropologists who use their knowledge to create bridges between cultures and peoples.

In a pilot project, the library's Digital Production Group has scanned almost 100 animal bones and bone fragments for Krish Seetah, assistant professor of anthropology, who used the 3-D models for the first time during his course Zooarchaeology: An Introduction to Faunal Remains in the 2017 winter ...
This refers to a theory which states that hunter-gatherers, contrary to popular belief, did not lead lives of subsistence but instead enjoyed significant affluence. According to the supporters of this theory, which was first proposed by American anthropologist Marshall Sahlins in 1966 at a science symposium, ...
Ben Potter; anthropology Professor, UAF>>: "The most important and salient scientific point about this is that it allows us to ask better questions. We can now frame hypotheses that include these ancient Beringians in ways that prior research just couldn't do because we didn't know they existed.
At the UW, social science research encompasses a wide range across schools and departments, including studies of people with dementia (by Janelle Taylor, Department of anthropology), HIV prevention among Native Americans (Cynthia Pearson, School of Social Work), and racial and ethnic disparities ...
An archaeologist from The Australian National University (ANU) is set to redefine what we know about elderly people in cultures throughout history, and dispel the myth that most people didn't live much past 40 prior to modern medicine. Christine Cave, a PhD Scholar with the ANU school of Archaeology and anthropology, ...
Ten years ago, in April of 2007, I walked out of the cultural anthropology graduate program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). To this day, I've never stepped foot back in the building. I'm not sure I ever will again. I was one of four students who left, mid-semester, and blew the whistle on a ...
A nationally recognized authority on African-American history and overlooked communities, Rainville joined the Sweet Briar College community in 2001, teaching anthropology and archaeology courses. Since then, she has received a number of awards and grants, including a National Endowment for the ...
anthropology Professor Ben Potter of the University of Alaska Fairbanks said: "We didn't know this population existed. This data also provides the first direct evidence of the initial founding Native American population, which sheds new light on how these early populations were migrating and settling throughout North ...
In this 2016 photo provided by Mexico's National Institute of anthropology and History, INAH, researchers excavate a site on the shores of Nahualac Lagoon, at the foot of the Iztaccihuatl volcano in Mexico state, Mexico. Mexican …more. Mexican archaeologists say they have excavated a stone sanctuary in ...
An extensive review article in the journal anthropology in 2003 speculated that the practice of compression had the potential to damage the delicate developing frontal lobe, as is seen in certain conditions. The authors speculated that such damage could have impaired vision, object recognition, hearing ...
This might sound like branding 101, says Michelle Barry, president and CEO at design agency and consumer market research firm Centric Brand anthropology, but you'd be amazed how many companies - especially those that have been around for a while - cannot actually answer the basic question: ...

Shawn Edghill already had a degree in urban planning and design when he decided to return to school to pursue a second bachelor's in anthropology. The new UMSL graduate spent much of his final semester researching teeth from people who died during the mid-1800s. He now is considering applying ...
anthropologists want their work to matter to policymakers. However, bridging the gap between the research we do and the policy changes we'd like to see is a huge challenge. How do you get the right people to listen to you? What do you say to shift someone's thinking or move them to act? The process ...
After climbing through rainforests and digging under arid deserts for more than four decades, Vern Scarborough, University of Cincinnati professor of anthropology, will travel to China this week to explain how ancient humans manipulated their environment to manage the planet's most precious resource.
anthropology - especially its various specialisations, which look at the intersection of evolution, race, sex, gender, colonialism, public land use, capitalism and climate change in different cultures - seems ripe for the picking if conservatives had to select a specific area of study to bash. And given how ...
On November 20, jewelry designer Laurel Hill received a message from her friend that contained a screenshot of a pair of hoop earrings from an Anthropologie email. At first glance, Hill's friend assumed they were Hill's Gate hoop design (which she creates by hand), and not just because of their uncanny ...
Sixty years ago, I was a young chemistry major looking for a liberal arts elective to finish my graduation requirements. An Introduction to anthropology course looked good, so I signed up for it. Decades later, I remember that course, long after many others have faded away. Little did I know that I was to meet ...
VERMILLION, S.D. - Seven University of South Dakota anthropology students assisted professor Silvana Rosenfeld and archaeologist Michael Fosha of the South Dakota State Historical Society (SDSHS) to excavate a bison kill site on a ranch near Ree Heights in Hand County, South Dakota earlier this ...
Finally, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, Dr. Kyle Freund, Associate Professor of anthropology at IRSC, takes on Archaeology in Pop culture. His topic will include the misrepresentation of archaeology in film, television and other media and give his take on topics about ...
Recent research has uncovered that up to 5 percent of the DNA of many modern humans originated from ancient interbreeding with Neanderthal populations. This raises the broader question of whether a species' genetic makeup includes genes brought together through occasional episodes of ...
This might sound like branding 101, says Michelle Barry, president and CEO at design agency and consumer market research firm Centric Brand anthropology, but you'd be amazed how many companies - especially those that have been around for a while - cannot actually answer the basic question: ...
Shawn Edghill already had a degree in urban planning and design when he decided to return to school to pursue a second bachelor's in anthropology. The new UMSL graduate spent much of his final semester researching teeth from people who died during the mid-1800s. He now is considering applying ...
For the past 15 years, Ron Edwards, '02 anthropology, has lived in Bangkok. That's more than 80 percent of his adult life, he points out. So when he says "It's a small world," he's confident about his reasoning. "You're never more than a day or so from almost anywhere," he observes. "I've come across USC ...
An anthropology professor determined the remains came from three children, and that they are "likely modern and not archaeological," according to a search warrant application. The professor estimated the age of one of the children as 5 to 8 years old at the time of death, another at 6-10 years old, and the ...
"A number of researchers have argued that people who live in states are less violent than those who live in tribal societies," said Dr. Marc Kissel, a lecturer in Appalachian's Department of anthropology and former postdoctoral researcher at the University of Notre Dame. "However, we argue that this work ...
anthropologists want their work to matter to policymakers. However, bridging the gap between the research we do and the policy changes we'd like to see is a huge challenge. How do you get the right people to listen to you? What do you say to shift someone's thinking or move them to act? The process ...
The anthropology department in the College of liberal arts has been busy writing, researching and obtaining grant funding of more than $2.3 million in just one semester. Associate Professor of anthropology and Department Chair, Carolyn White, explained the rarity of the success of one department in ...
Senior anthropology major Jed Foster and junior biochemistry major Elizabeth Landry presented research findings from their separate, ongoing studies at the Appalachian College Association (ACA) Conference. They were two of 26 students from the Appalachian region awarded over $10,000 of Colonel ...
anthropology -- especially its various specializations, which look at the intersection of evolution, race, sex, gender, colonialism, public land use, capitalism and climate change on different world cultures -- seems ripe for the picking if conservatives had to select a specific area of study to bash. And given how ...
Urban anthropology may not be top of mind for most people (or most anthropologists for that matter), but I'm here to argue it is the key to creating livable cities for people. In fact, applying this concept to the management and design of our urban environments could be the single most important thing to ...
If you like learning about other cultures and ancient civilizations, and have fun doing it, then the City College anthropology Club might be the club for you. You don't even have to be in an anthropology class to attend. anthropology major and club member Amanda Draper has a clear passion for the subject.
_____. Alison A. Macintosh et al. Prehistoric women's manual labor exceeded that of Athletes through the first 5500 years of farming in Central Europe. science Advances, published online November 29, 2017; doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aao3893. Published in. anthropology · Paleoanthropology. Tagged as.
We live in troubled times. In America, we have as president a dangerously unstable and profoundly ignorant man bent on undermining free ...
Explore the nuclear fuel chain and key threats to the environment like Sandia National Laboratories' mixed waste landfill and the proposed centralized interim ...
Thirty three anthropology 6th semester students of Kohima science College (KSC) on a five-day study tour under the guidance of two teachers ...
Dr. LeAndra Bridgeman, NECAC Ralls County Service Coordinator and a research associate at Washington University, accompanies her ...
Travis Williams, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Michigan, will be giving a presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.
... a molecular archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and anthropology and lead author of the study in the ...
The junior anthropology major and Honors Program member at Eastern Kentucky University spent 10 weeks this past summer in the island ...
Reasoning, people and Indiana Jones are key focuses of Saint Mary's re-established anthropology club. Co-president and junior Teresa ...
anthropology, or "the study of humankind", is a wide-ranging discipline consisting of four sub-fields: cultural anthropology, which is the study of ...
The Lost Paradise: Andalusi music in Urban North Africa, by Jonathan Glasser, an associate professor in the department, anthro-content1.png ...
Dr. Konane Martinez, who serves as chair of the Cal State San Marcos anthropology Department, has been appointed to the California Office of ...
Assistant Professor of anthropology Kyra Stull works in her University anthropology lab examining long-bone measurements. Photo provided ...


 

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