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
A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.
UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield to honor four Winter 2020 graduates for their academic, research, and community impact.
Social science researchers offer recommendations for navigating ethical dilemmas in studying global societies.
UNLV Honors College student Nathalie Martinez reflects on the stories and impact of Latinex artists.
A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.
A collection of stories featuring interesting discoveries driven by UNLV that have made news in 2019.
Anthropology In The News
One species of Mosquito is responsible for spreading diseases like Zika. This species, Aedes aegypti, only makes up about 4% of the total mosquito population but is a huge problem.
Modern humans and Neanderthals not only share pieces of DNA, the composition of the microbiome in our gut is also very similar. "These bacteria were already present in the gut flora of our last common ancestor, at least 700,000 years ago."
The famous paleo diet has been around for many years, as a major current in weight loss trends. The truth is that today there are many alternative dietary guidelines, which make it overwhelming to make the best decisions. The good news is that science does not lie and is present, to help us make the best decisions.
THE MOUNTAIN OF EVIDENCE THAT MICROBES INSIDE OUR GUTS can reveal hidden details of our physical and mental health has grown a little more thanks to a new study published this month in the journal Current Biology.
Last year Anthropology News invited sections to help us highlight some of the outstanding people in our discipline and the exciting, impactful work that they do, whether in scholarly, mentoring, business, public, teaching, or activist contexts. The features first published in the November/December issue of the magazine. Thank you to section contributing editors Cathy Amanti, Dori Beeler, Steven Black, Joseph Feldman, Susan Kenyon, Sheina Lew-Levy, Walter E. Little, Patricia D. López, Melissa Maceyko, Laura Meek, Chandra L. Middleton, Catherine Rhodes, Mallika Sarma, and Thea R. Strand.
According to UPI, a box of donated papers from the late Australian poet and journalist A.B. “Banjo” Paterson also contained a tin of chocolates originally commissioned by Queen Victoria about 120 years ago. “The chocolate was still in its straw packaging and silver foil wrapping,” the article said. “The tins were commissioned by Britain’s Queen Victoria and sent to soldiers in South Africa during the Boer War around 1900 as a gift to the troops.