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Department of Anthropology

Eric Fries
Oct 4, 2018
Research

Archaeologist Eric Fries digs deep into the Maya civilization.


Sep 3, 2018
Research
That pain in your neck may be from your tablet device, how librarians help keep students in school, a research course that has undergrads digging up viruses, and more.

Pregnant woman
Sep 1, 2018
Research
UNLV anthropology researchers Daniel Benyshek, Laura Gryder, and Sharon Young found that placentophagy may not deliver the benefits practitioners anticipate.

Sep 1, 2018
Research

In the last two years, two UNLV faculty members and four students have visited various parts of the world to study, teach, and foster international goodwill as part of the prestigious Fulbright Program.


Two students practice swordfighting
Jun 14, 2018
Campus News

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.


Portrait Christina Tica
Jun 13, 2018
Campus News

Anthropology Ph.D. student Cristina Tica receives prestigious Fulbright Award to fund research in Hungary during the upcoming academic year.


Grad cap with UNLV logo
Jun 5, 2018
Campus News

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.


UNLV students in caps and gowns celebrating commencement
May 9, 2018
People

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.


woman outside
May 9, 2018
People

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.


Michael Moncfrieff
May 7, 2018
People

The commencement speaker is exploring the way ethnic violence explodes, in a bid to eventually help stop crises before they start.


May 3, 2018
Campus News

The largest study of its kind found mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their newborn babies.


esports arena competition
May 1, 2018
Campus News

Esport championship, an Oprah Moment, and a (somewhat) daring neurologist — News from around campus


man at the top of a valley
May 1, 2018
People

Archaeologist Alan Simmons retires after 25 years of bringing the depth of time and big perspective to UNLV.


Portrait of anthropology professor Debra Martin a classroom.
Apr 10, 2018
People

Anthropology professor Debra Martin, a 2018 Distinguished Professor, finds the evidence of violence throughout human culture.