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Stiner Quoted in Article

Dr. Mary Stiner was quoted in an article that ran in The New York Times in December titled “Bones Give Peek Into the Lives of Neanderthals”:  “I cannot help but suppose that Neanderthal girls wept as bitterly as modern girls faced by the prospect of leaving closest family behind on their ‘wedding’ day,” said Mary Stiner, an anthropologist at the University of Arizona.

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Next Anthro Lecture

Dr. Gerald Sider will speak at the next Anthro Lecture to be held at 4 PM on Wednesday, March 23rd in Haury 216. The topic is “Within and against Tomorrow: Towards an Anthropology of Vulnerability”




Dr. Gerald Sider

March 23, 2011 – 4 pm

Haury 216


Abstract: Anthropology has continually reinvented itself as a way of thinking... Read more

Yancey Orr Receives Grant

Yancey A. Orr receives NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant to study “The Emergence of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge: Cognition, Interpretation, Perception and Social Labor in an Indonesian Society” under the direction of Steve Lansing. Yancey is awarded $17,790 which will be used to support travel and operational expenses while in Indonesia.

A short summary of the NSF research grant can be found... Read more

Kenichiro Tsukamoto Receives Third Grant

In addition to the National Geographic Society / Waitt Grants Program and the Lewis and Clark Grant from the American Philosophical Society, Kenichiro Tsukamoto has now received $20,000 from NSF for a Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant to study “Spatial Formation of a Peripheral Group at the Classic Maya Center of El Palmar, Campeche, Mexico” under the direction of Takeshi Inomata.


His project summary can be found... Read more

Tara Deubel Accepts Position

Tara Deubel (PhD, Arizona 2010) has accepted a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. A former campus of Michigan State, Oakland is a public university serving 19,000 students.

The department offers undergraduate majors and minors in anthropology and has a research focus in gender, social movements, religious studies, and feminist and historical archaeology.  Tara will... Read more

Silverstein Receives Grant

The Committee on Fellowships and Funds of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) has recommended Brian Silverstein for a grant of $25,200 for six months in connection with his research project entitled “The Social Meanings of Numbers: Statistics, Reform and Society in Turkey” during 2011-2012. This award is made possible by a generous grant to ARIT from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Following is Silverstein’s abstract.

Why is ‘statistics’ the... Read more

Judaism on Health, Healing, and Medicine

Gila Silverman was one of 30 invited participants, and the only anthropologist, at the Kalsman Institute Roundtable on Judaism and Health Research, sponsored by the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Los Angeles and held in Simi Valley, CA from January 30-February 1, 2011. The meeting was attended by Jewish leaders, such as Rabbi David Ellenson, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Rabbi David Teutsch,... Read more

More on the Voynich Manuscript

As reported in last week’s Anthro News, affiliated Anthropology Assistant Professor Greg Hodgins has dated the mysterious Voynich manuscript back to the early 15th century. A documentary on the Voynich Manuscript at Yale University's Beinicke Rare Book and Manuscript Library aired on the National Geographic channel last month. The book, apparently an alchemical text, is written in a language that has never been deciphered. View the video... Read more

Diebold to Provide Gift for New Copier

The School of Anthropology is delighted to announce that Professor Emeritus Richard Diebold will provide a gift to purchase new photocopier for the Anthropology Main Office. The gift will also cover two years of maintenance. The School is now in the process of making the purchase and hopes the new copier will be installed before the end of the school year.

Tom Fenn Receives Postdoctoral Fellowship

In May 2011 Tom Fenn will begin a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Patrick de Gryse in the Department of Geology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. His research will be on Islamic glass production and trade in the Maghreb (North Africa).  Tom defended his dissertation Applications of Heavy Isotope Research to Archaeological Problems of Provenance and Trade in December 2010 under the co-supervision of David Killick (Anthropology) and Joaquin Ruiz (Geosciences).