anthropology

World Anthropology Day, Feb 15

Posted 5 days 19 hours ago
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This week, the department of anthropology is hosting a celebration for World Anthropology Day, Feb 15, 1-4 pm in the lobby of Baldwin Hall to showcase how this field helps in understanding humanity's past, present and future.

World Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them. Anthropologists are innovators and creative thinkers who contribute to every industry. The event is free and open to the entire university community, and will include a range of events and activities that showcase what anthropology...

UGA to partner in new humanities grant for archeological study

Posted 1 week 5 days ago
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An international research team that includes assistant professor of anthropology and geography Suzanne Pilaar Birch has been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council UK funding for their four-year project on Radical Death and Early State Formation in the Ancient Near East. 

Using new evidence from the Early Bronze Age graves of Başur Höyük, on the Upper Tigris, the project will examine how ritual killing was implicated in the political transformations of the third millennium BC.

The basis for this study is an original analysis of human remains from the site’s funerary...

The allure of archeology's mysteries

Posted 2 months 1 day ago
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David Hurst Thomas, curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, spoke at UGA in November about his search for Georgia's lost Spanish missions. It was a fascinating discussion, detailing how myths work thier way into our culture and outlining how and why archeology remains a very important corrective:

Thomas began the lecture by discussing California, which he said is greatly influenced by its Hispanic history. Californians view St. Junipera Serra as the founding father of California. The Carmel Mission holds St. Serra's library and his cell. Visiting the site...

Kudos, October 2017

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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New research projects, diversity certificates and a musical premiere highlight accomplishments of faculty, students and staff during October. A sample:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded more than $9 million in grants to explore gaps in knowledge about antibiotic resistance and pilot innovative solutions in the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. Professor of plant biology and Franklin College associate dean Michelle Momany and assistant professor of microbiology Elizabeth Ottesen are leading two of the 25 funded projects

Plant biology professor...

Iroquois: Population Dispersal and Signaling Networks

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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Anthropology professor Jennifer Birch co-authored a new paper in Science Advances that focuses on Northern Iroquoia to illuminate the effects of population dispersal on regional signaling networks:

What happens to regional social interaction networks when an important group leaves the network? The dispersal of Iroquoian groups from the St. Lawrence River valley during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries A.D. has been a source of archaeological inquiry for decades. Social network analysis presented here indicates that sites from Jefferson County, New York at the head of the St....

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