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  • Nathaniel Dominy, associate professor of anthropology and biological sciences at Dartmouth, is working to unravel 6,000 years of complex ecological interactions in the Nile Valley. His key for shedding light on this ecology? Ancient Egyptian artwork.

    Using detailed depictions of fauna from ancient Egyptian tomb paintings and carved reliefs, Dominy and his colleagues have pieced together a chronological catalogue...

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  • A recent Dartmouth Now article takes us behind the scenes to meet the Dartmouth Anthropology professor who has spent four winters leading the Anthropology Department's Foreign Studies Program in New Zealand. Throughout the course of these four winters, Associate Professor of Anthropology John Watanabe has worked to "shepherd Dartmouth undergraduates through the cultural landscape of New Zealand."

    Of his experience, Watanabe explains: "One of the...

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  • A recent story from Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine documents the experience of Sienna Craig, an associate professor of anthropology, and Tim Lahey, an associate professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, as they worked together to co-teach a course for undergraduates titled "HIV Through a Bio Social Lens: 30 Years of a Modern Plague." Team-teaching this course allowed the professors to create "an environment that challenged students to reevaluate their assumptions about...

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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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  • 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...

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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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