Celeste Giordano, a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology, is a UNLV Presidential Fellow and recently received a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant to help fund her studies on health and diet among Alaska Native populations. She works with Dr. Daniel Benyshek and Dr. Liam Frink.
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Department of Anthropology Undergrad Goes to the Chimps
Department of Anthropology undergraduate, Samantha Wylie, recently returned from a primatology field experience in Uganda, Africa. Wylie was lucky enough to spend 9 weeks at field school working with Dr. Kevin Hunt of Indiana University on the Semliki Chimpanzee Project near the Congo border.
While working at the project, Wylie had the incredible opportunity to work with chimpanzees at both the...
Contrary to recent hypotheses, new research suggests that romantic-sexual kissing is not a universal human behavior.
A team led by UNLV anthropologist William Jankowiak was the first to quantify the universality of the romantic-sexual kiss via a cross-cultural study. Jankowiak largely utilized the eHRAF (electronic Human Relations Area Files) to determine the presence or absence of the romantic-...
Dr. Debra Martin, Director of the UNLV Skeletal and Dental Biology Laboratory, teaching Human Osteology; Dr. Levent Atici, Director of the UNLV Zooarchaeology Laboratory, with the skeleton of a desert cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus audubonii).
Congratulations to Dr. Debra Martin, the 2014 recipient of UNLV’s prestigious Barrick Senior Scholar Award, and Dr. Levent Atici, the 2014 recipient of the Barrick Scholar Award. These awards recognize faculty members who have established a record of distinguished research.
Debra L. Martin is the Lincy Professor of Anthropology and a renowned expert in human osteology and bioarchaeology...
Fulbright Scholarship recipients Cheryl Anderson, left, and Bradley Davey. (Aaron Mayes / UNLV Photo Services)
Doctoral student to research human skeletal remains in Turkey; graduating senior will teach English in Germany.
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Dog owner Pam Hall, 55, considers herself a bit extreme when it comes to caring for her two furry friends.
Living alone, she treats her German shepherd Roger and border collie Lily like companions or children rather than pets.
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Pam Hall, a UNLV graduate, walks in Sunset Park with her dog Roger and UNLV biological anthropologist Peter Gray and his dog Puppers. (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Photo Services)
How attached you are to your dog might have something to do with how it came into your life, UNLV anthropology study suggests.
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Steamed, Dehydrated or Raw: Placentas May Help Moms’ Post-Partum Health
UNLV medical anthropologist Daniel Benyshek and doctoral student Sharon Young surveyed women who consumed their placentas after childbirth. (Aaron Mayes / UNLV Photo Services)
UNLV anthropology survey examines why women consume their placentas after childbirth.
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