A new study published in Science Advances contextualizes the traditions and technological knowledge of early, pioneering Homo sapiens. The study demonstrates the mastery of archery by modern populations and extends the evidence of archery in Europe back by about 40,000 years.
Congratulations go out to graduate students Tanner Kovach and Jayson Gill for completing and publishing a new scholarly article in the prestigious Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory! The article, entitled School of Rocks: a Transmission Time Investment Model for Pleistocene Lithic Technology, proposes a “transmission time investment model for integrating the tenets of human […]
We are very proud to announce that Prof Alexia Smith has been awarded the Honors Faculty Member of the Year Award by UConn’s Honors Program. She is pictured receiving her award from Honors Program Director Jennifer Lease Butts at the Honors Medal Ceremony. The award is given to a faculty member who “has made outstanding […]
We are delighted to announce that graduate student Uriv Kaul (far left) has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! Urvi, a student of Deborah Bolnick’s, will focus on ” contemporary human population genetics and exploring the impact of politics on human population structures” in her dissertation research. Congratulations to Urvi!
Hot off the presses, a new book co-edited by Françoise Dussart. Contemporary Indigenous Cosmologies and Pragmatics. University of Alberta Press, 2022 Edited by Françoise Dussart and Sylvie Poirier In this timely collection, the authors examine Indigenous peoples’ negotiations with different cosmologies in a globalized world. Dussart and Poirier outline a sophisticated theory of change that […]
In response to the realization that remains of victims from the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philadelphia were kept and used by anthropologists for a prolonged amount of time without consent from the victims’ family, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut supports the collective statement released by the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA), […]
Dr. Dimitris Xygalatas, associate professor for UConn Anthropology, provides important cultural insight from his research on how rituals are even more important during the 2020 holiday season. In a recent interview with The Atlantic, Xygalatas explains how rituals “help us alleviate anxiety and they help to increase social connection”. This is no exception during the […]
Our Ph.D student Elic Weitzel recently published his first article as sole author.
Reccent UConn Anthro alumna Dr. Jacquelin Meier is part of a research project investigating the expanded diet of Neanderthals.