Department of Anthropology News
Anthropology focuses on the spectrum of the human experience - past and present. An anthropology degree balances practical, applied, and theoretical research within liberal arts, as well as interdisciplinary education.
Current Anthropology News
UNLV archaeologists Arlen and Diane Chase spoke with Salt Lake City alums as the Alumni Association launches its new Rebels Forever membership structure.
New UNLV study lays bare cultural reasons around the globe for bikini waxing and man-scaping.
Students show off their work at the annual Graduate College research forum. Bonus: Spring makes an appearance on campus.
UNLV’s Diane and Arlen Chase engage in fieldwork and new technologies to uncover Maya history at Caracol, Belize.
The UNLV anthropology student Trevor Pollom's research in nutrition took him to Africa as a tribe transitions to cultivated crops.
In 2018, faculty and students collaborated with one another and international colleagues on scientific exploration that sought to help people make sense of themselves and the world around them.
Anthropology In The News
A UCLA study found that societies in which men are more invested in the care of their children show signs of more jealousy in response to infidelity.
The societal messages we receive about our genital hair cause us a great deal of turmoil. Should we trim? Shave completely? Or let it grow free? What do our grooming preferences say about us and how do the people we’re intimate with feel about that? On this episode, we examine your personal stories, difficulties, and strategies for caring for your garden down below. We also speak with Lyndsey Craig, an anthropology doctoral candidate studying cross-cultural pubic hair grooming practices. They say that our modern preference for genital baldness is primarily influenced by pornography & the media. Will Lyndsey’s pubic detective work throughout history tell us otherwise? You may be surprised at what you learn!
When pubic hair became less fashionable, so did talking about crabs—but they're just as common as they've ever been.
On this episode, I was joined by Lyndsey Craig, a researcher and Ph.D. student of Anthropology at UNLV. She recently penned a paper titled, “Pubic Hair Removal Practices in Cross-Cultural Perspective.”
What do you do with your hair down there? Maybe you pluck it, maybe you wax it, maybe you’ve lasered it all off…But why are we so obsessed with removing our pubes, and has it always been this way? Host Nat Tencic tackles those questions and learns how everyone can embrace whatever landscaping they choose … and how to deal if a partner can't get around it.
If you live in the United States, you might be surprised to see a Stroopwafel McFlurry in McDonald’s, but in the Netherlands it’s a staple dessert item on the fast food chain’s menu. It might also seem strange to order a Baja Blast with Ketel One in it. But if the test market is successful, the cocktail may be coming to a Taco Bell near you. Despite the spread of most foods to all four corners of the Earth, humans still have wildly different diets owing to our diverse cultures.