In The News: Department of Anthropology

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 8, 2019

The ancient Central American city of Caracol was abandoned by the Maya almost a thousand years ago, but Arlen and Diane Chase can’t seem to stay away from the place.

The Argonaut
March 21, 2019

University of Idaho presidential finalist Diane Z. Chase brings 16 years of administrative experience to the table.

Yale Daily News
February 26, 2019

Our simple task in this Community Health Educators orientation activity was to order the cards from least to most intimate. On the completed intimacy spectrum, sex fell somewhere in the middle — less intimate than sharing a Netflix password.

Las Vegas Sun
February 15, 2019

Sometimes they’re buried in unmarked graves. Other times their bodies decompose under the desert’s blaring sun. The mementos carried on their journey—a child’s drawing with a Spanish prayer scribbled on the back, a stuffed animal, a lucha libre mask—are found with them, hinting at who they were before they died.

February 12, 2019

Remember the meet-cute scene in “101 Dalmatians,” where the couple’s dogs bring them together? It happens in real life, too.

Discover Magazine
February 8, 2019

Thomas Garrison pauses in the middle of the jungle.

“That’s the causeway right there,” he says, pointing into a random patch of greenery in the Guatemalan lowlands.

Florida Weekly
February 7, 2019

Remember the meet-cute scene in “101 Dalmatians,” where the couple’s dogs bring them together? It happens in real life, too.

The Good Men Project
December 17, 2018

How does paternity express itself in a diverse array of ways?

St George News
December 17, 2018

Anyone who knows U.S. history well knows that media and advertisements in the 1920s tended to sensationalize reality.

The Vintage News
December 17, 2018

Nine thousand years ago, during the Neolithic period, culture in the PneiHever region of southern Mt. Hebron was undergoing a fundamental shift from being a hunter-gatherer society to an agricultural society.

December 4, 2018

Archaeologists have recently verified that an eerie stone mask that was unearthed close to the Israeli settlement of Pnei Hever in the West Bank is 9,000 years of age and is a Neolithic relic from a bygone era.

National Geographic
December 4, 2018

With their empty and enigmatic eyes and an apparent smile, the old stone masks of about 9,000 years found in the southern part of the Judean desert are considered a symbol of this region. Furthermore they are extremely rare. There are only 15 known. Therefore when the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) recently announced the discovery of a sixteenth mask, the news immediately attracted both the attention of archaeologists and that of fans. Raising at the same time doubts about the authenticity of these artifacts.