Anthropology Faculty Member Dr. Tyler Faith Published new findings in Science. These findings potentially exonerate early humans as the driving force behind the mass extinction of ancient African megafauna.
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.
Congratulations to Brian Codding, associate professor of anthropology, and his team, who received one of nine 2017 NSF CNH Awards.
Research done by Lisbeth Louderback is covered by U News, the Salt Lake Tribune and at Desert News.
Dr. Brian Codding was awarded a 2017 Presidential Scholar Award.
Join us on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Congratulations to all the students awarded!
The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor.
Anthropology professor Kristen Hawkes comments on the difficulties in studying killer whales to determine why they go through menopause.
Project leader Richard D. Hansen, adjunct professor of anthropology, recently discovered an ancient network of superhighways in Guatemala.
Check out the Red Butte promotional video featuring Anthropology Grad Students!
Men are more violent when there are more women around
Please join us on September 1, at 2:15pm
Study finds counter intuitive outcomes of gender imbalance
U archaeologists examine causes of domestication
Math simulations support theory of 'socially enforced nepotism'
CSBS Student Research Day winner
A new scenario crafted by University of Utah anthropologists explains how human ancestors used fire to their advantage
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen will speak at the U of U on April 22nd
CSBS Superior Teaching Award Recipient
Do testosterone and cortisol interact in predicting social network centrality?
Experienced mentors are available to answer questions
Anthropology students participated in the event held on February 2nd
Congratulations to Professor Hawkes and PhD Student Christina Cloutier
Anthropology Professor and grad student worked with U of U geneticists on the study
Anthropology professor Leslie Knapp's latest research suggests that male howler monkeys have evolved two sex tactics to pass on their genes.
New Perspectives on the Ancient Maya and their Environment
Date: Friday, October 16th, 2015
Time: All Day Event
Location: The Forum, (5th Level), Natural History Museum of Utah
If you are in a special relationship with another person, thank grandma – not just yours, but all grandmothers since humans evolved.
Congratulations to Nicole Herzog, PhD who just accepted a position as Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Department of Anthropology at University of Utah. She will be working with Professor Lisbeth Louderback on starch grain analysis.
Karen Kramer, an associate professor of anthropology, published a study in the Journal of Human Evolution titled, “When Mothers Need Others: Life History Transitions Associated with the Evolution of Cooperative Breeding.”
10,000 Years of rabbit bones hint how climate change may hit mammals
Distinguished Professor Kristen Hawkes presents during the 2015 Hinkley Institute Outstanding Professor Series
Anthropology Professor Adrian Bell's latest study analyzes theories of how people from 900-3,500 years ago settled islands of the Pacific.
Join us April 2nd as we honor and celebrate Dr. McCullough
Professor Dennis O'Rourke is a CSBS Superior Research Award Finalist
Congratulations to our graduate and undergraduate students receiving fellowships, scholarships, and research and travel funds!
Distinguished Professor Kristen Hawkes is a CSBS Superior Teaching Award Finalist
Graduate Student Allison Wolfe Receives Prestigious Fellowship
Distinguished Professor Award Recipient
Why many Native Americans have concerns about DNA kits like 23andme
Men Want Commitment When Women Are Scarce
Three University of Utah faculty members were honored today for distinguished efforts to promote the uses of science by being elevated to the rank of fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general-science society and publisher of the journal Science.
In Amazon Wars, Bands of Brothers-in-Law - How Culture Influences Violence Among the Amazon's 'Fierce People'
Professor Polly Wiessner Publishes Article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Firelight Talk of the Kalahari Bushmen: Did Tales Told over Fires Aid Our Social and Cultural Evolution?
"Testosterone Overload" This article explores if a surplus of men leads to an increase in violence and the possible reasons behind inconclusive findings.
"The Genetic Prehistory of the New World Arctic" The study addressed the genetic origins and relationships of the various New World Arctic cultures to each other and to modern-day populations in the region. Nuclear and mitochondrial DNA data unequivocally showed that the Paleo-Eskimos are closer to each other than to any other present-day population.
"Kangaroos Win When Aborigines Hunt with Fire: Co-evolution Benefits Australia’s Martu People and Wildlife"
On April 29th, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the election of 84 new members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Genetic and environmental evidence indicates that after the ancestors of Native Americans left Asia, once linked Siberia and Alaska. Archaeological evidence is lacking because it drowned beneath the Bering Sea when sea levels rose.