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
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.
Researchers at the University of Nevada (UNLV) have embarked on our hair removal habits: they have been studying how hair removal is developing from the 1890s onwards in about 200 different societies.
As beachgoers scramble to trim their nether regions ahead of swim season, new UNLV research shows they aren't alone in their ambitions for a bare bikini line.