Support for El Fin del Mundo to Continue

Vance Holliday has received word that the National Geographic Society will continue to support his research at El Fin del Mundo, the Clovis/Gomphothere site in Sonora. Last year Holliday received $25,000 for the project.

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The Nature of Language -- ANTH 276 -- (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the basic concepts of linguistic anthropology and their implications for the study of culture and society.

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Renowned Anthropologist Leaves Papers to UA Library

Renowned Anthropologist, a UA Alumnus, Leaves Papers to University Libraries, New Endowment Established in His Memory

University Libraries at the University of Arizona (UA) announce a new endowment in honor of renowned anthropologist and alumnus Professor Henry “Hank” Dobyns and to mark the bequest of his research materials to the Libraries’ Special Collections.

The Henry F. Dobyns Applied Anthropology Endowment Fund, created by Rich Stoffle, Professor of... Read more

Kate Goldade Wins Best Published Paper

Congratulations to Kate Goldade who won the 2009 Society for Medical Anthropology - Drug and Alcohol  special Interest group  award for best published paper in 2008-2009

It was presented at the AAA meetings in Philadelphia, December 2009

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Volume 35 Issue 3, Pages 230 - 240, 2008
K Goldade, M Nichter, M Nichter, S Adrian, L Tesler, M Muramoto

Breastfeeding and Smoking among Low-Income Women: Results of a Longitudinal... Read more

Early Human Hunters Shared Meat Informally

UA anthropologist Mary C. Stiner has discovered that humans living at a Paleolithic cave site in central Israel hunted big game as early as 400,000 years ago. But they differed from later stone-age hunters at Qesem Cave in how they shared meat among themselves.

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New UA School of Anthropology Offers Enhanced Opportunities for Students

The formation of a new School of Anthropology will provide UA students new opportunities in applied anthropology, in anthropological and classical archaeology and new academic programs.  Transformation from a department into a school strengthens UA anthropology, already ranked among the nation's top five such programs.

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Holliday, Hayes, and Surovell Published by NAS

Vance Holliday, Vance Haynes, Todd Surovell (UA Anthro PhD, 2003) and a cast of thousands published "Absence of geochemical evidence for an impact event at the Bølling–Allerød/Younger Dryas transition" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 106, p. 21505-21510.

John W. Olsen Receives Faculty Fundraising Award

John W. Olsen has helped secure more than $18 million in funding for the UA's School of Anthropology in the past five years.

The University of Arizona Foundation has honored Regents' Professor Olsen with the second annual Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award.

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A-led Study Grapples with Health Effects of Low-intensity Warfare

A study by UA anthropologist Ivy Pike and her colleagues sets up a framework for measuring nutrition and health in a part of Africa long prone to violence.

For nearly two decades, Ivy Pike, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, has been studying ethnic groups in rural northern Kenya to understand how violence shapes the health of those eking out a living there.

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Anthropology Students Receive Magellan Circle Awards

Congratulations to three of our undergraduate students who were named as Magellan Circle Scholars: Danielle Gartner, Laura Ek and Magda Mankel. Magda is the only first year student to receive the award this year all other students were sophomores, juniors, or seniors. 

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