News: Department of Anthropology

Brian Villmoare holds a replica of the Ledi-Geraru jawbone
Campus News | March 4, 2015
UNLV anthropologist and international research team find African fossil, publish findings in March 4 issue of "Science."
Business and Community | May 28, 2014
Meet six UNLV graduates who are reshaping Las Vegas' urban core.
Research | May 5, 2014
Doctoral student to research human skeletal remains in Turkey; graduating senior will teach English in Germany.
Research | April 16, 2014
UNLV, international researchers compare gut bacteria of hunter-gatherers with industrialized populations to better understand role of bacteria in human health.
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
People | April 11, 2013
Department of Anthropology hosts event featuring families who still live in a plural marriage lifestyle and those who have left the community.
Students walking by the law school
Campus News | April 8, 2013
UNLV makes the news this month with new research, award-winning students and top academic experts.
Couple walking their dogs
Research | March 7, 2013
How attached you are to your dog might have something to do with how it came into your life, UNLV anthropology study suggests.
UNLV medical anthropologist Daniel Benyshek and doctoral student Sharon Young
Research | February 27, 2013
UNLV anthropology survey examines why women consume their placentas after childbirth.
Research | December 11, 2012
Research on testosterone in dads looks beyond the easy explanations.
People | November 5, 2012
Anthropologist Alyssa Crittenden ventures into the African bush to study how humans learned to cooperate.
 Portrait of Peter Gray
Research | November 1, 2012
UNLV anthropology professor Peter Gray and fellow anthropologist Kermyt Anderson have written a book exploring the biological and social aspects of “fatherhood” and how paternal attitudes have evolved across time and in different cultures.
Research | August 21, 2012
An intensive mentorship program for first-generation students places undergraduates in the lab and out in the field. The goal is to inspire students to strive beyond their bachelor's degrees.