In The News: Department of Anthropology

Fronteras Desk
May 20, 2022

The impacts of colonialism and unseemly research reverberate to this day.

New York Times
May 20, 2022

As climate change fuels grim discoveries across the West, Las Vegas is awash in bets on the identity of a suspected murder victim dumped in a barrel.

New York Times
May 20, 2022

As climate change fuels grim discoveries across the West, Las Vegas is awash in bets on the identity of a suspected murder victim dumped in a barrel.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 13, 2022

To many observers, the grim discovery inspired a callback to a darker Las Vegas past.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 13, 2022

To many observers, the grim discovery inspired a callback to a darker Las Vegas past.

Yahoo!
May 5, 2022

A changing climate is revealing decades-old items once submerged in lakes or buried in glaciers, including human remains. For forensic anthropologists, who are tasked with retrieving them, a warming world may mean more discoveries unveiled by receding water and ice. It also means recovering victims of climate change.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
May 5, 2022

The case remains, who was found in a barrel at Lake Mead?

Insider
May 5, 2022

A changing climate is revealing decades-old items once submerged in lakes or buried in glaciers, including human remains. For forensic anthropologists, who are tasked with retrieving them, a warming world may mean more discoveries unveiled by receding water and ice. It also means recovering victims of climate change.

Wondrium Daily
April 21, 2022

Psilocybin, the ingredient in “magic” mushrooms, helps with depression. Patients in test groups have found rapid and sustained relief from their depressive symptoms as compared to those taking normal antidepressants. The use of psilocybin goes back to the Aztecs and Greeks.

NPR
April 20, 2022

A few years ago, my husband and I had a bit of a situation on our hands. Our 4-year-old daughter had figured out how to climb onto the roof of our home. After breakfast in the mornings, we would find her perched, like a pigeon, three stories above a busy city sidewalk. (It makes me a bit nauseous to think about it).

The Floria Bookshelf
April 12, 2022

Representing current and emerging methods and theory, this volume introduces new avenues for exploring how prehistoric and historic communities provided health care for their sick, injured, and disabled members. It adjusts and expands the bioarchaeology of care framework—a way of analyzing caregiving in the past designed for individual case studies of human skeletal remains—to detect and examine care at the population level.

SYFY
April 11, 2022

Sometimes you actually do need another hole in your head.