photo of anna Warrener

Anna Warrener Weighs in on Ancient Prenatal Growth Rate Research

Oct. 19, 2022

“The authors’ primary finding that human-like prenatal growth rates emerged less than one million years ago, in concert with major increases in brain size, is convincing,” says Anna Warrener, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. “Teeth are frequently found in the fossil record and would be a fantastic tool for such evaluations...

photo of jamie hodgkins

Op-Ed From Jamie Hodgkins Highlights the Challenges of Fieldwork for Parents, and Launches Survey to Gather Data

May 11, 2022

Associate Professor of Anthropology Jamie Hodgkins (and Jessica Thompson of Yale University) recently shared their personal experiences of being pregnant or new moms while conducting fieldwork. They call for family-friendly work cultures in an effort to increase the diversity of people engaged in field sciences. In an effort to evaluate...

Travel Back in Time 10,000 Years with Jamie Hodgkins

March 3, 2022

Paleoarchaeologist and Associate Professor of Anthropology Jamie Hodgkins talks about what it was like to live during a time of critical change on Earth roughly 10,000 years ago. In the Arma Veirana Cave in northwestern Italy, Hodgkins is part a team of researchers who recently discovered the oldest infant burial...

photo of jamie hodgkins

Publication Garners Attention for Landmark Find of Jamie Hodgkins and Team

Jan. 20, 2022

Associate Professor of Anthropology and National Geographic Explorer Jamie Hodgkins is the lead author of a study gaining worldwide attention, published in the journal Scientific Reports, “ An infant burial from Arma Veirana in northwestern Italy provides insights into funerary practices and female personhood in early Mesolithic Europe .” Hodgkins...

photo of marty otanez

Marty Otañez Continues Publishing on Cannabis and Spreads the Word on the Dangers of Fentanyl

Dec. 9, 2021

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that around 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the US from March of 2020 to March of 2021. That’s the largest number of fatal drug overdoses ever recorded in a 12 month period in the US. The synthetic drug...

photo of charles musiba

Charles Musiba and Team Publish on Recently Re-examined Ancient Footprints

Dec. 9, 2021

Footprints discovered in 1978 by paleontologist Mary Leakey and her colleagues in Laetoli, Tanzania, have been considered the oldest unambiguous evidence of upright walking in the human lineage. In 1976, another pair of strange footprints was partially unearthed at adjacent Site A, but they were disregarded as bear tracks. In...

photo of sarah horton

Sarah Horton Speaking Out for the Undocumented and Promoting Unheard Voices

Nov. 10, 2021

Sarah B. Horton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been conducting interviews with undocumented Latinx workers in Colorado since the start of the pandemic. She constantly hears stories of unsafe conditions from vulnerable workers each week. " As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends booster shots for 'high-risk workers',”...

photo of Anna Warrener

Running Stride Tips from Anna Warrener

Sept. 29, 2021

Keep a straight back when jogging to help prevent knee pain, suggests Anna Warrener, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. She found that the angle of the upper torso to the legs can affect the risk of injury – the more someone leans forward, the shorter the stride, and the greater the...

photo of Charles Musiba

Charles Musiba on Africa’s Place in the Evolution of Humans

Sept. 29, 2021

In a field with a reputation for bitter feuds and rivalries, the notion of humankind’s African origins unifies human evolution researchers. “I think everybody agrees and understands that Africa was very pivotal in the evolution of our species,” says Charles Musiba, Anthropology Associate Professor. Fossils and ancient DNA paint a...

photo of chip colwell

Chip Colwell Explores Museums Holding the Remains of African Americans

April 15, 2021

Scholars and activists across the US are now seeking to recognize and redress the deep history of violence against Black bodies. Museums and society are finally confronting how the desires of science have at times eclipsed the demands of human rights, writes co-author Chip Colwell, Associate Research Professor of Anthropology...