Native sustenance is about reading the land and the resources it provides. It is about
sensing how the plants and animals are reacting to the year as it develops. It is
about seeing and knowing and respecting the wisdom of your ancestors.
Join us as we explore this topic with Cynthia Wilson, Traditional Foods Program Expert
from Utah Diné Bikéyah, Orlando White, Poet and Professor at Diné College, and Lisbeth
Louderback, NHMU's Curator of Archaeology on Thursday, April 18 at the Marmalade Library.
In addition to a poetry reading, participants will learn about the unique work of
The Department Of Anthropology Is Pleased to Announce our 2019 Field Schools:
This eight-week field course is designed to teach basic archaeological field methods.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experimental
projects using traditional methods to farm small plots and/or collect wild resources. No previous experience is necessary.
The University of Utah Guatemala Archaeological and Ecological Research Program is
located in the remote Mirador Basin in the northern department of Peten. The research
encompasses one of the most exciting research projects on the ancient Maya, and is
focusing on the origins, incipient dynamics, and collapse of the pre-classic Maya
This novel, hands-on, laboratory- and field-based course is designed not only to train
students in the identification and analysis of fragmentary vertebrate remains but
to provide them with a rich background in the natural history of vertebrate animals
that is essential to conducting zooarchaeological research.
Congratulations Undergraduate Journey Bly!
Congratulations to Journey Bly (Anthropology) for being selected for the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award in the College of Social and Behavioral Science. Journey, along with her faculty
mentor and nominator Leslie Knapp, will be honored at the Undergraduate Research Awards
Luncheon on April 8, 2019. Journey’s name will also be engraved on the plaque listing
the previous CSBS Undergraduate Researcher Awardees housed in the dean’s office.
What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the comparative, evolutionary and historical study of humankind. Our
department takes a theoretically driven, empirically-informed approach to this study,
and has special expertise in archaeology, genetics, behavioral ecology, demography,
hunter-gatherers, and evolutionary approaches to human and nonhuman primate behavior.
Our regional expertise is strongest in Africa, Australia, New Guinea, Latin America
and western North America. We have a small but influential faculty, three of whom
(Hawkes, O'Connell, Wiessner) are members of the National Academy of Sciences. Many
faculty members do research that crosses disciplinary and sub-disciplinary lines,
and we encourage students to do the same.