News: Department of Anthropology

a female student sits in the grass by a tree reading a book
Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

UNLV anthropologist Brian Villmoare
Research | August 5, 2022

In new paper, UNLV-led anthropology team balks at a widely held belief that modern humans experienced an evolutionary decrease in brain size.

woman posing with colorful lighting
People | August 4, 2022

This admin assistant has been running around campus since she was a kid. Now she's the 2022 President's Classified Employee of the Year.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

Lake Mead
Campus News | July 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Professor Alyssa Crittenden
People | May 20, 2022

Crittenden, a professor and graduate coordinator for UNLV's department of anthropology, will begin her new position on July 1.

artist rendering of scientists working on data related to gut flora
Research | May 16, 2022

In May 16 issue of Nature Microbiology, researchers and Indigenous activists call for more ethical approach to collecting biological data. 

"bathtub ring" around Lake Mead
Research | May 13, 2022

How UNLV anthropologist Jennifer Byrnes is helping improve training for forensic scientists.

UNLV Football players entering Allegiant Stadium
Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

A man stocking shelfs at the food pantry
Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

A map of Arizona with tags hanging off it
Arts and Culture | September 15, 2021

This dynamic global exhibition project is carried out locally by students from UNLV’s Department of Anthropology.