News & Events

  • Join the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning and the Department of Anthropology when they welcome Prof. Lee Berger to Hanover to present his discovery of Homo naledi. Please view the event details on the Dartmouth Events Calendar.

  • The Islamic State's looting of important archaeological sites in Syria has been well-documented over the past year, with the damage caused to ancient cities like Palmyra causing anger and outrage around the world. Unfortunately, attempts to assess the damage caused to these sites and others like them has been limited due to the conflict and chaos that has existed in Syria over the past four years.

    Jesse Casana, an associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth, has found a way to...

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  • Yangjin and I were talking about causality when the topic of glaciers came up. She was describing the interviews she and her fellow community researchers from Mustang, Nepal, had completed this summer as part of an NSF RAPID award called “Narrating Disaster: Calibrating Causality and Response to the 2015 Earthquakes in Nepal.” Yangjin moved her hands and shoulders, narrating, through the words of others, how this living earth, jigten, balances on the back of a mythical animal. Sometimes it...

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  • Prof. DeSilva and a team of scholars at universities around the world are quickly working to place the newest fossil discovery into the history of human evolution.

    Detailed analyses of Homo naledi shows a mosaic of both early and modern human features.

    The recent discovery of a new human ancestor in the Rising Star cave system of South Africa ...

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  • The Department of Anthropology welcomes four new members to its faculty - Jesse Casana and Jeremy DeSilva as Associate Professors, Sabrina Billings as Senior Lecturer, and Jennifer Carballo, Visiting Professor from the Peabody Museum at Harvard University.

    Jesse Casana comes to Dartmouth from the University of Arkansas with over ten years experience teaching and in the field working numerous projects in the U.S. and the Middle East. His research focuses mainly on Archaeology in the...

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  • Vivek Venkataraman (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Ph.D student) and Jeff Kerby (Visiting Arctic Fellow at Dartmouth College) received a National Geographic Society - Waitt Grant for $15,000 for a project entitled "The living library of primate faces: developing 3-dimensional facial mapping to link behavioral ecology and morphometrics in a wild gelada monkey population."  The size and shape of morphological traits are fundamental aspects of animals that have been shaped by natural and...

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  • Colin Walmsley ’15 of Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada has been named a Rhodes Scholar for 2015—the 78th Rhodes Scholar in Dartmouth’s history.

    The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and best-known award for international study, is widely considered to be the most prestigious postgraduate academic award available to college graduates.

    Colin is completing a double major in Anthropology and Government and conducted research as a...

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  • The Anthropology Department congratulates anthropology major Karolina Krelinova ’14, who has been awarded the 2014 Runner-Up Prize by the John Sloan Dickey Center’s Chase Peace Prize committee. Each year, the Dickey Center awards the Peace Prize and Runner-Up Prize to senior theses or culminating projects that address “the subject of war, conflict resolution, the prospects and problems of maintaining peace, or other related topics”

    As an Anthropology major, Karolina conducted...

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  • Tibetans have developed unique biological traits to adjust to life at high altitude, and assessing these genetic differences may benefit all of us. Associate Professor Sienna Craig and colleague Cynthia Beall are working to understand the role that these unique genes may play in “the biology of diseases as diverse as osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, heart failure, and cancer.”

    Craig writes about these biological...

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  • Miriam Jerotich Kilimo ’14 of Nairobi, Kenya, has been named a Rhodes Scholar for 2015—the 76th Rhodes Scholar in Dartmouth’s history.

    The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and best-known award...

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