News: Department of Anthropology

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Research | June 4, 2019
New UNLV study lays bare cultural reasons around the globe for bikini waxing and man-scaping.
A female student wearing glasses looks at a poster describing a research project.
Campus News | March 1, 2019
Students show off their work at the annual Graduate College research forum. Bonus: Spring makes an appearance on campus.
A photo of UNLV archaeologists Diane and Arlen Chase examining items on the floor of a tomb in Caracol, Belize.
Research | January 31, 2019
UNLV’s Diane and Arlen Chase engage in fieldwork and new technologies to uncover Maya history at Caracol, Belize.
Campus News | January 17, 2019
The UNLV anthropology student Trevor Pollom's research in nutrition took him to Africa as a tribe transitions to cultivated crops.
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Research | December 26, 2018
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.
Eric Fries
Research | October 4, 2018
Archaeologist Eric Fries digs deep into the Maya civilization.
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Research | September 3, 2018
That pain in your neck may be from your tablet device, how librarians help keep students in school, a research course that has undergrads digging up viruses, and more.
Pregnant woman
Research | September 1, 2018
UNLV anthropology researchers Daniel Benyshek, Laura Gryder, and Sharon Young found that placentophagy may not deliver the benefits practitioners anticipate.
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Research | September 1, 2018
In the last two years, two UNLV faculty members and four students have visited various parts of the world to study, teach, and foster international goodwill as part of the prestigious Fulbright Program.
Two students practice swordfighting
Campus News | June 14, 2018
From magic and witchcraft to building robots using Legos, these wild courses can put swordfighters in training and future presidents ready to deal with environmental catastrophe.
Portrait Christina Tica
Campus News | June 13, 2018
Anthropology Ph.D. student Cristina Tica receives prestigious Fulbright Award to fund research in Hungary during the upcoming academic year.
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Campus News | June 5, 2018
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.