Scientists at NHMU complete harvest of Solanum jamesii (Four Corners Potato)
Researchers Bruce Pavlic and Lisbeth Louderback shared their modern harvest of an ancient food source utilized by ancient Utah populations as far back as 11,000 years ago. See the full news story here.
Exciting news from the Natural History Museum: thanks to the very hard work of our Collections & Research staff, our Anthropology collections are now searchable through their website!
Congratulations to Marianna DiPaolo, Associate Professor of Anthropology who will be receiving a Utah Bar Association Award on November 10th for her work on the Committee on Model Jury Instructions-Civil. She has been an active member of the Committee since it began 14 years ago.
Adrian Bell, assistant professor of anthropology, will present "Population Movement, Cultural Diversity, and Immigrant Adaptation" at this year's Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars retreat. All university faculty are welcome to attend.
Faunal Analysis in Southern Africa
The Department of Anthropology is seeking applications from prospective graduate students interested in the history of human impacts on African ecosystems, with a methodological focus on zooarchaeology, paleoecology, and vertebrate taphonomy. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Tyler Faith (Department of Anthropology; Natural History Museum of Utah) on an NSF-funded project exploring the history of human and climatic influences on ecosystem change in southern Africa over the last one million years. This project will provide three years of student funding, with the Department of Anthropology providing up to three additional years of support. Applications must be submitted no later than December 29, 2018. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Faith for additional information (e-mail: email@example.com).
Starch granule analysis for
detecting plant domestication
Dr. Lisbeth Louderback, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of Utah and Curator of Archaeology at the Natural History Museum of Utah, is searching for a PhD candidate to fill a four-year, fully-funded, graduate research and teaching position. Years 1 and 2 are a research assistant (RA) position, part of a NSF-funded project that focuses on developing starch granule analysis for detecting plant domestication. Years 3 and 4 will be a teaching assistant (TA) position in the Anthropology Department at the University of Utah. Both positions include tuition waivers and student benefits.
The position will begin August 2019. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Louderback for additional information (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Anthropology,
University of Utah
This NSF-funded postdoctoral position focuses on fertility and economic decision-making and is part of the Risk-Sensitive Decision Making among Maya Farmers: Subsistence Diversification in Response to Novel Environments project. This project builds on longitudinal life history research in a small-scale society.
This job posting can be found Here