News & Events

  • On Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 pm (in Rm 315 Silsby) there will be a joint Anthropology/NAS-sponsored colloquium by Joshua Smith entitled:

    'Last on the Warpath': The Spirit and Intent of Action Anthropology 

    Joshua Smith received his Ph.D. in anthropology last year from the University of Western Ontario and is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow in American Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Smith's dissertation, bearing the same title as...

  • Dartmouth's Department of Anthropology Presents: Biological Anthropology—A Series in Five Parts

    Dr. Jacinta Beehner
    Assoc. Professor of Anthropology and Psychology
    University of Michigan


  • A Dartmouth Now article by Bill Platt:

    Dartmouth students got a taste of professional anthropology fieldwork when international leaders of government, NGOs, academia, and the Nepali diaspora convened at the College for the ...

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology Jesse Casana was featured on BBC Radio earlier this week. Professor Casana talked about archeology and looting in Syria, and his work with villagers who are now internally displaced, living in a camp on the border with Turkey. The interview is an episode in a BBC series called The Museum of Lost Objects.

    Listen Here!...

  • New evidence of early human activity in the Siberian Arctic suggests that humans may have migrated to North America far earlier than scientists first postulated!

    Paleolithic records of humans in the Eurasian Arctic (above 66°N) are scarce, stretching back to 30,000 to 35,000 years ago at most. Vladimir Pitulko and the team investigating these sites have found evidence of human occupation 45,000 years ago at 72°N, well within the Siberian Arctic. The evidence is in the form of a frozen...

  • Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies Sergei Kan published A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country: Vincent Soboleff in Alaska in 2013. His book recently won the Joan Paterson Kerr Award for the best illustrated book on the American West by the Western History Association. 

    "This book is a rich record of life in small-town southeastern Alaska in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is the first book to showcase the photographs of Vincent Soboleff, an...

  • “One objective for Dartmouth is to walk our walk in terms of being multidisciplinary, spanning boundaries, and getting a full representation of disciplines and approaches to the problem of disaster relief and redevelopment,” says Kenneth Bauer in an Associated Press story, published by The Washington Times ...

  • Dr. Luca M. Olivieri is the current Director of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan. Since 2011 he has also served as the Director of the ACT-Field School project in Swat (Pakistan) co-implemented by the Mission and the Pakistani archaeological authorities. During his 28 years of field research in Swat he has conducted 23 excavation campaign in seven sites (17 campaigns in the historic settlement of Barikot) and 15 survey campaigns. The results of his field activity have been...

  • Prompted by a question from his 4-year-old daughter, Professor of Anthropology Nathaniel Dominy wrote a paper about the properties of reindeer eyes and how they might explain the advantage of a reindeer having a bright red nose like the famous Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, writes the Associated Press in a story published by CBS News.

    There’s a downside to the brightness of the nose, which is that it may cause...

  • Videos of Islamic State militants shattering ancient statues and blowing up classical temples have shocked the world. But according to a new analysis of satellite images by U.S. archaeologists, these high-profile acts obscure the actual extent of damage to Syria’s rich cultural heritage.

    The team examined images of 1,450 ancient sites across the shattered nation and found that one in four has been damaged or looted in the civil war that began in 2011.