Accomplishments: Department of Anthropology

January 10, 2022
Hyunhwa 'Henna' Lee (Nursing) and her transdisciplinary team, including graduate students Maiko Suarez (Medicine), and Jacob White (Anthropology), published “Exosomal microRNA Differential Expression in Plasma of Young Adults with Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Healthy Control” in Biomedicines for the special issue Brain Injury and…
January 7, 2022
Nikki E. Bennett, Silvio Ernesto, Mirabal Torres, and Peter B. Gray (all Anthropology) published "Exploratory Content Analysis of Direct-to-Consumer Pet Genomics: What is Being Marketed and What are Consumers Saying?" in PLOS ONE. This was the first study on the pet DTC genomics industry in which vendor webpages and consumer product reviews were…
December 17, 2021
Katherine Gaddis (Anthropology) was one of nine applicants to receive the Forensic Science Foundation's Student Travel Grant, which will fund her attendance at this year's American Academy of Forensic Sciences conference.
December 17, 2021
Jennifer F. Byrnes (Anthropology) and Timothy Gocha (Texas State University, Anthropology) have been awarded a National Institute of Justice grant titled "Reliability and Validity of Radiographic Comparisons for Positive Identification" for $567,682 over a two-year period. This grant is in collaboration with the Clark County office of the coroner/…
December 1, 2021
Barbara Roth (Anthropology) published a book chapter, "Changes in Household Organization and the Development of Classic Period Mimbres Pueblos," in Archaeology of Households, Kinship, and Social Change, edited by Lacey Carpenter and Anna Prentiss, Routledge Press (November 2021). 
November 15, 2021
Elizabeth Johnson, a doctoral student, Arianna Portillo, an undergrad, Nikki Bennett, a graduate student, and Peter Gray (all Anthropology) published "Exploring women's oxytocin responses to interactions with their pet cats." While similar research has investigated oxytocin responses of parents to babies or of people to interactions with dogs,…
November 2, 2021
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) was interviewed by The Nevada Independent about the history and relevance of the Día de Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead) for the Latinx community in Nevada. 
September 30, 2021
Peter Gray (Anthropology) lead-authored a chapter with UNLV Anthropology MA graduate Alex Straftis and University of Oklahoma colleague Kermyt Anderson entitled, "Men and reproduction: Perspectives from biological anthropology." The chapter appears in the new edited volume, Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction, and offers a concise…
September 29, 2021
Levent Atici (Undergraduate Research,  Anthropology) has co-authored an article entitled “Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene finds from the 2020 sounding excavation at Girmeler, Southwestern Turkey” in the  2021 issue of peer-reviewed European journal Anatolica. The paper sheds new light on the origins and spread of farming economies in the Near…
September 28, 2021
Jennifer Byrnes (Anthropology) has co-authored an article that appears in the journal Science & Justice. The article, "Multi-Agent Scavenging Patterns in Hawai‘i: A Forensic Archaeological and Skeletal Case Study," co-authored with William Belcher (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), presents archaeological and anthropological evidence of a …
September 27, 2021
  Kristen Herlosky (Anthropology), a doctoral student, published, along with one of her advisers, Alyssa Crittenden, a chapter in the new edited volume, Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction, a chapter entitled "Alloparenting: Evolutionary origins and contemporary significance of cooperative childrearing as a key feature of…
September 16, 2021
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) recently published a book chapter (in Spanish) titled: "Ser un 'verdadero migrante:' Temporalidad y efimeridad al atravesar México" (Being a True Migrant: Temporality and Ephemerality while Crossing Mexico), in the edited open access volume Ética, Política y Migración (Ethics, Politics and Migration)…