Recently, an article was published in the LA times discussing the complexities of human evolution. Scientists, using new technology, have been able to sequence the genome of some of our ancient relatives, the Denisovans, an extinct people who lived near what is now Siberia. Read more
PhD candidates from the
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Saya Alipova and Akbota Seisenbayeva, are visiting the Department as part of their doctoral dissertation, recently spent some time visiting the Ute Mountain field school. Read more
Emma Wood's presentation: An Evaluation of the Neandertal birth process with a consideration of the modern human obstetric dilemma won best presentation in Biological Anthropology at this year's Capstone. Great work, Emma, and fascinating presentation!
Dr. Mica Glantz hosted her colleague and close family friend, Dr. Bakhodir Pasilov, a Fulbright scholar beginning March 18. Dr. Pasilov, a Ph.D. from Taskhent State University in Uzbekistan, has worked as a professor and researcher at the Institute of History and Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Taskhent State and Southern Kazakhstan State University. Read More
At least according to Nick Johs' senior honors thesis: The Daily Grind: Osteoarthritis in a 19th century cemetery sample from the Colorado Insane Asylum. Johs undertook the study of osteoarthritis in the skeletal collection from the late 19th century Colorado Insane Asylum that was located in Pueblo, Colorado in order to assess whether strenuous physical labor or activity had any notable effect on the occurrence of osteoarthritis in the skeleton.
Rebecca Coatney received honors for her Capstone presentation "Walk This Way: A Discussion of the Origins of Human Bipedalism" Congratulations Rebecca! Read more
You know that classroom with all the skeletons? Yeah, the one you walk by where students are holding bones and examining craniums. Clark C249 has undergone a transformation. All new tables and chairs and a complete cataloging of those specimens we just mentioned which are now housed in brand new cabinets. Stop by and check it out!
Clark C249 has undergone a transformation recently. From all new tables and chairs to a complete re-cataloging of the specimens in their new cabinets. The Biological Anthropology lab is looking good and has given students a whole new space in which to work. Stop by and visit the new space!
Biological Anthropology professors Ann Magennis and Mica Glantz have been adding to the human skeletal collections housed at the department. Read More