News: Department of Anthropology

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.
Desk with skulls and bones on it
Research | September 1, 2016
Debra Martin, winner of the 2015 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award, reveals that the answers about our darkest impulses can sometimes be found within what remains.
Diane Chase
Campus News | May 9, 2016
UNLV's chief academic officer on how she'll use her archaeology training to figure out how the pieces fit together at UNLV.
Debra Martin and student forensic osteology class
Research | April 20, 2016
UNLV anthropology professor receives award for research that is highly regarded and responsive to the needs of the state.
Diane Chase
People | February 24, 2016
Chase, archaeologist and current vice provost at University of Central Florida, will take over as UNLV's chief academic officer May 1.
Brian Villmoare examines jawbone
Research | December 23, 2015
UNLV researchers made national headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2015.
Brian Villmoare sits at a desk and holds a fossil
Research | December 1, 2015
By illuminating a dark period in human evolutionary history, a UNLV scientist gets his turn in the spotlight.
Peter Gray and his dog Puppers
Research | November 24, 2015
UNLV-led anthropology study finds dog owners more attractive to potential mates.
Erin Azua
People | July 14, 2015
The third-place recipient of the Classified Employee of the Year Award, Erin Azua was lauded for the gentle and caring disposition she displays when interacting with students.
Five portraits
Campus News | May 15, 2015
Five UNLV students selected for prestigious international scholarship program.
Brian Villmoare examines jawbone
Research | May 5, 2015
A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone fills in section missing from human evolution’s timeline.