News & Events

  • The Anthropology Department welcomes Dwai Banerjee as the Mellon Fellow. Dr. Banerjee obtained his PhD. from NYU in 2014 with his dissertation: "Humanitarian Life: The Politics of Cancer in North India."

  • The Anthropology Department welcomes Benjamin T. Valentine as the Robert A. and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow.
    As a bioarchealogist. Dr. Valentine works with archeaological human remains to understand the development and maintenance of complex
    social institutions.  His research examines early South and Southeast Asian Peoples with an emphasis on the Indus Civilization.   He works to explain
    broader cultural trends by comparing archaeological...

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  • Andres G. Mejia-Ramon ('16) was recently awarded a fellowship by the Stamps Foundation to support his project Local Hydrology in Teotihuacan: A Study of Ancient Canals and Water Basins.  Under the guidance of Professor Deborah L. Nichols, William J. Bryant Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College and in collaboration with Professors David Carballo (Boston University) and Luis Barba Pingarron (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) Andres will research hydraulic features at...

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  • Andres G. Mejia-Ramon '16 was recently awarded the Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV Leadership Scholar Award by the Stamps Family Foundation to support his project "Local Hydrology in Teotihuacan: A Study of Ancient Canals and Water Basins." Under the guidance of Professor Deborah L. Nichols, William J. Bryant 1925 Professor of Anthropology, and in collaboration with Professors David Carballo (Boston University) and Luis Barba Pingarron (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Andres will...

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  • For the 2014/2015 Academic Year, the Department of Anthropology welcomes:

    Laura Ogden whose research interests include environmental change, conservation,political ecology, environmental anthropology, post-humanist philosophy.  Dr. Ogden obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

    Ann Armbrecht whose research interests include bringing sustainability, accountabilityto the Botanical Industry, land conservation, socio-economic conditions.  Dr. Armbrecht obtained her Ph.D...

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  • Keith Chapman

    Dartmouth will host a group of distinguished academic and tribal scholars and elders for two panel discussions next week as part of a symposium on the “Collaborative Research in the Study of Native American Cultures.” The symposium serves as the final event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the College’s Native American Studies Program.

    “To showcase some of the best collaborative...

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  • Joseph Blumberg

    Students Go Climbing in the Footsteps of Chimpanzee

    Dartmouth’s Kes Schroer has taken her students on an unusual adventure “in order to put themselves into the mind of a chimpanzee,” she says. “Chimpanzees provide a critical counterpoint for understanding the potential uniqueness of human behaviors.

    Taking experiential learning to new heights, Schroer shepherded...

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  • Joseph Blumberg

    Adventures in Archaeology

    Professor of Anthropology Deborah Nichols’ approach to education transcends the classroom. “For most students, college offers the first opportunity to take courses about archaeology,” she says. “For some, doing archaeology in the field will be a transformative experience. They learn to dig with trowels, toothbrushes, and lasers while having a legitimate excuse to get dirty.”

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  • Joseph Blumberg

    Adventures in Archaeology

    Professor of Anthropology Deborah Nichols’ approach to education transcends the classroom. “For most students, college offers the first opportunity to take courses about archaeology,” she says. “For some, doing archaeology in the field will be a transformative experience. They learn to dig with trowels, toothbrushes, and lasers while having a legitimate excuse to get dirty.”

    ...

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  • Joseph Blumberg

    Adventures in Archaeology

    Professor of Anthropology Deborah Nichols’ approach to education transcends the classroom. “For most students, college offers the first opportunity to take courses about archaeology,” she says. “For some, doing archaeology in the field will be a transformative experience. They learn to dig with trowels, toothbrushes, and lasers, while having a legitimate excuse to get dirty.”

    ...

    [more]

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