Not only do we have a field school right here in CT, but this year also one in Armenia! We had to skip the Armenian field school last year as we have opened up a new site. Continue reading
A lot of people wonder what anthropologists do. Here is a short video we put together, asking some of our faculty what their research interests are. Check it out!
Registration for up to three out of four one credit weekend modules in Archaeological and Forensic Science lab methods will be opening up shortly. Please see this flier for more information, or contact email@example.com.
2012 UConn Anthropology alumnus, Dr. Nathan Wales, was recently announced as a new lecturer at the University of York Archeology Department. Nathan, who works with ancient DNA material, will be leading the ancient genetics group at BioArCH. Read more about Nathan here.
Nicholas J. Conard is a professor of Anthropology, currently the director of the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, at the University of Tübingen, Germany. This lecture will detail recent archaeological finding on the evolution of art and music. The location is the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium (UConn, Storrs). The time is 4 pm on Thursday October the 11th, 2018. More details in the flier here.
New UConn Anthropology professor Deborah Bolnick was recently interviewed for Science Magazine. Focus was on the Summer Internship for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics project (SING). SING works to connect anthropologists with indigenous people, to help with co-operation and understanding. Read the article here or here.
Emeritus State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni recently had his book, “The Long Journeys Home -The Repatriations of Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia and Albert Afraid of Hawk”, released. Congratulations to Nick! You can read more about the book here.
Lucas Proctor has been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Award for his project “Fueling Socioeconomic Complexity: Fuel use and Fuel Economies During the Chalcolithic and Iron Ages of Northern Mesopotamia”. Congratulations!
UConn Anthropology Department alumnus, David Leslie, is co-author of a new paper published in Science Magazine that examines evidence of symbolic and technological innovation of early Homo sapiens at a series of Middle Stone Age sites in southern Kenya. The evidence shows that hominins at the sites dating to around 320 years ago made prepare cored and points, and extracted red pigments from iron-rich rocks. This evidence has important implications for the social and cognitive evolution of humans