In The News: Department of Anthropology

Science News
September 28, 2018

A laser-shooting eye in the sky has revealed the previously unappreciated size and complexity of ancient Maya civilization, both before and during its presumed heyday, scientists say.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 24, 2018

Students in UNLV’s Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion class learn about mystical topics such as ritual magic, dream magic, vision quests and shamanism.

The Splendid Table
August 24, 2018

It may not seem obvious at first, but the pollination prowess of bees affects much of what, how and why we eat. And it goes far beyond honey served from a jar.

News Bulletin
August 13, 2018

Three weeks in the summer sun of New Mexico, removing dirt a centimeter at a time has proved fruitful for a team of archeologists excavating the site of Nuestra Señora de Belen.

Popular Science
August 8, 2018

We have a strange nostalgia for our hunter-gatherer days. Despite the fact that many of our ancestors died grim deaths at the hands of animal teeth and simple infections, we seem to cling to the idea that humans were somehow healthier and just, well, better when living off the land. It’s for this reason that many turn to diets based on what either ancestral humans or modern-day hunter-gatherers would eat.

Popular Science
August 8, 2018

We have a strange nostalgia for our hunter-gatherer days. Despite the fact that many of our ancestors died grim deaths at the hands of animal teeth and simple infections, we seem to cling to the idea that humans were somehow healthier and just, well, better when living off the land. It’s for this reason that many turn to diets based on what either ancestral humans or modern-day hunter-gatherers would eat.

Ozy
August 6, 2018

Why you should care: Because climate change has been affecting civilizations for a long time.

Ozy
August 6, 2018

Why you should care: Because climate change has been affecting civilizations for a long time.

NBC News
July 5, 2018

The remains of 13 Chinese men who came to Nevada in the 1800s were reburied Tuesday after being exhumed more than two decades ago for archaeological study.

Associated Press
July 2, 2018

The remains of 13 Chinese men unearthed in northeast Nevada more than two decades ago will finally be reburied in the Carlin City Cemetery.

Moapa Valley News
June 6, 2018

More than 1,000 years ago, the Ancestral Puebloans (also called Anasazi and Hisatsinom by the Hopi) who had thrived in the Moapa Valley area for centuries, gradually abandoned their homes and vanished into the sizzling, arid expanses southeast of Nevada.

Oregon Live
May 22, 2018

First experts said eggs are bad for you, then they say it's OK to eat them. Is red wine good for your heart or will it give you breast cancer?