Awarded a Beverly Sears Graduate Student Research Grant

Nicholas Puente Awarded a Beverly Sears Graduate Student Research Grant

March 4, 2024

Graduate student Nicholas Puente (Archaeology PhD Candidate) awarded a Beverly Sears Graduate Student Research Grant. This funding will support his dissertation project which explores how ancient Maya peoples engaged with subterranean caves during a period of frequent droughts. Caves are doorways to the underworld realm of ancestors and deities who...

Kelsey on a hike

Kelsey Hoppes Awarded Donna C. Roper Research Fund

March 4, 2024

Graduate student Student Kelsey Hoppes (Archaeology, PhD Candidate) was awarded the Donna C. Roper Research Fund to support her dissertation research on the coalescing of past diverse groups in northeastern Nebraska at 25BD1. This fund will support her in sending over 350 pottery samples for neutron activation analysis in helping...

Graduate Student Symposium

Graduate Student Symposium a Huge Success!

Feb. 27, 2024

Our Graduate Student Symposium was an absolute triumph! From thought-provoking discussions to groundbreaking research presentations, our symposium showcased the brilliant minds shaping the future of anthropology. A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to making this event a resounding success – from our dedicated organizers to our esteemed presenters...

Lakota Elders

Will Taylor and Lakota Elders Receive AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize

Feb. 19, 2024

Professor Will Taylor and Lakota elders receive the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for their research article, "Early Dispersal of Domestic Horses into the Great Plains and Northern Rockies." The prize is awarded to the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of...

Fernando writing on a white board

Fernando Villanea Gave an Online HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Feb. 5, 2024

Professor Fernando Villanea gave an online HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic - talk, "Archaic Introgression in Modern Humans: What It Can Tell Us About Archaic Humans and About Ourselves," for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Every person alive today inherited some portion of their genomes from Neanderthals, Denisovans, and...

Anthropology and Climate Change From Transformations to Worldmaking

Jerry Jacka Publishes Chapter in Anthropology and Climate Change

Jan. 29, 2024

Professor Jerry Jacka's chapter, “"Don't Look Down": Green Technologies, Climate Change, and Mining,” published in Anthropology and Climate Change from Transformations to Worldmaking, Routledge. Description: In this third edition of Anthropology and Climate Change , Susan Crate and Mark Nuttall offer a collection of chapters that examine how anthropologists work...


Paige Edmiston's Co-authored Article Published in Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics

Jan. 9, 2024

Paige Edmiston's (Phd Candidate, Cultural Anthropology) co-authored article, "The Role of a “Technology Navigator” in an Academic Diabetes Clinic: A Feasibility Evaluation," published in Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. The report is the results of a quality improvement project Paige helped out with during her fieldwork. "It's very different from anthropological...

Steve Leigh AABA Service Award.jpeg

Steve Leigh Awarded the Gabriel W. Lasker Service Award

Jan. 2, 2024

Professor Steve Leigh was awarded the Gabriel W. Lasker service award for his service as AABA president during COVID. Dr. Leigh's nomination emphasized "his unwavering generosity, and the incredible level of graciousness he brought to his leadership roles." He was serving as VP and Program Chair when the COVID pandemic...

Jack and Anna on the show

Jack Dalton Featured on German Children's Show: Anna Und Die Wilden Tiere

Jan. 2, 2024

Jack Dalton (PhD Candidate, Biological Anthropology) recently teamed up with a German film crew for a special wildlife project in South Africa. Joining forces with them, he embarked on a journey to uncover the mysteries of bush babies for the German children's show, Anna Und Die Wilden Tiere. Watch the...

Nicholas in the field

Nicholas Puente Receives CARTTS Award

Jan. 2, 2024

Nicholas Puente (Archaeology PhD Candidate) has been awarded the CARTTS ( Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences ) Graduate Student Award. This honor will fund his fieldwork as part of the Punta Laguna Caves Project.