News: Department of Anthropology

Alyssa Crittenden portrait
Research | September 1, 2017
What do a heist thriller, the evolving human diet, water quality, consumer behavior, literature, and Mars have in common? All were the foundation of research awards UNLV faculty gar-nered this year.
Diane Chase speaking with a group
People | August 23, 2017
UNLV’s chief academic officer on her first year here and the changes to come.
A student and faculty member examine an experiment under magnification.
Research | August 11, 2017
McNair/AANAPISI programs for low-income, first-generation students matches undergrads with faculty mentors that share their focus and goals.
Group of indigenous women
Research | August 7, 2017
Drawing on community partnerships developed with Yup’ik Eskimo villagers, a new book combines research with indigenous perspectives to create a comprehensive understanding of colonialism in Alaska.
UNLV professor Alyssa Crittenden with members of the Hadza of Tanzania.
Campus News | July 11, 2017
UNLV joint study finds that elusive sleep patterns as humans age may have evolved to ensure safety.
Closeup of books
Research | May 3, 2017
From professional reasons to personal connections, faculty across campus share why they’re fond of certain works they penned.
Alyssa Crittenden looks at computer
Campus News | March 15, 2017
Oral health of modern day African tribe transitioning from hunting and gathering to agricultural diet challenges long held presumptions about our Stone Age ancestors.
Alyssa Crittenden and Francisco Menendez
Research | March 9, 2017
Francisco Menendez and Alyssa Crittenden have been recognized for their efforts, which extend beyond the bounds of our campus.
researchers test drone
Research | December 28, 2016
UNLV researchers and inventors made national headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2016.
virtual anatomy table
Campus News | November 18, 2016
UNLV's new School of Medicine takes innovative approach to teaching human anatomy with interactive imaging technology.
Daniel Benyshek and Sharon Young
Campus News | November 3, 2016
First clinical study of its kind finds no benefit for women who eat their placenta as a source of needed iron after giving birth.
Katelyn DiBenedetto holds an arrowhead
Research | October 20, 2016
From finances to energy, health care, and more, UNLV graduate student researchers are asking important questions about America’s future.