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Department of Anthropology
From magic and witchcraft to building robots using Legos, these wild courses can put swordfighters in training and future presidents ready to deal with environmental catastrophe.
Anthropology Ph.D. student Cristina Tica receives prestigious Fulbright Award to fund research in Hungary during the upcoming academic year.
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
DiBenedetto came from New York to study with leading professors and live in a different part of the country. “And Las Vegas is that,” she said.
The commencement speaker is exploring the way ethnic violence explodes, in a bid to eventually help stop crises before they start.
The largest study of its kind found mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their newborn babies.
Esport championship, an Oprah Moment, and a (somewhat) daring neurologist — News from around campus
Archaeologist Alan Simmons retires after 25 years of bringing the depth of time and big perspective to UNLV.
Anthropology professor Debra Martin, a 2018 Distinguished Professor, finds the evidence of violence throughout human culture.
First of its kind study looked at UNLV’s 8-Bit team as it readies for Mountain West Showdown against Boise State University.
Three faculty garner 2018 Barrick Scholar Awards for their extensive research achievements.
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.
Research finds that consuming encapsulated placentas has little to no effect on postpartum mood and maternal bonding; detectable changes shown in hormones.
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Anthropology In The News
Three weeks in the summer sun of New Mexico, removing dirt a centimeter at a time has proved fruitful for a team of archeologists excavating the site of Nuestra Señora de Belen.
We have a strange nostalgia for our hunter-gatherer days. Despite the fact that many of our ancestors died grim deaths at the hands of animal teeth and simple infections, we seem to cling to the idea that humans were somehow healthier and just, well, better when living off the land. It’s for this reason that many turn to diets based on what either ancestral humans or modern-day hunter-gatherers would eat.
The remains of 13 Chinese men who came to Nevada in the 1800s were reburied Tuesday after being exhumed more than two decades ago for archaeological study.
The remains of 13 Chinese men unearthed in northeast Nevada more than two decades ago will finally be reburied in the Carlin City Cemetery.
More than 1,000 years ago, the Ancestral Puebloans (also called Anasazi and Hisatsinom by the Hopi) who had thrived in the Moapa Valley area for centuries, gradually abandoned their homes and vanished into the sizzling, arid expanses southeast of Nevada.
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