Quoted: Nathaniel Dominy on Chimps Shopping Like Humans

“The supreme dexterity of the human hand is unsurpassed among mammals, a fact that is often linked to early tool use,” says Professor of Anthropology Nathaniel Dominy in a Tribune India story about how chimpanzees are able to evaluate and pick out figs in the same way humans shop for fruits.Read more about Quoted: Nathaniel Dominy on Chimps Shopping Like Humans

Pinching Figs Could Help Explain The Origin Of Our Fine Motor Skills

By looking at how wild chimpanzees select figs to eat, a team of researchers suggest that the dexterity they use to determine whether the fruit is ripe or not could give insight into the ecological origins of the fine motor skills needed to make tools.Read more about Pinching Figs Could Help Explain The Origin Of Our Fine Motor Skills

Quoted: Professor Laura Ogden on the Everglades and the Gladesmen

"When Everglades National Park was established it was pretty dramatic for people who lived in the southern part of the Everglades,"says Professor Ogden in a WGCU story about Everglades National Park.Read more about Quoted: Professor Laura Ogden on the Everglades and the Gladesmen

NSF Picks 17 from Dartmouth for Research Fellowships

Seventeen Dartmouth students and alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) for 2016, and another nine received honorable mentions. The Dartmouth winners were among the 2,000 selected from 17,000 applicants nationwide.Read more about NSF Picks 17 from Dartmouth for Research Fellowships

Q&A with Andres Mejia-Ramon '16: Stamps Scholar and Seeker of Ancient Canals

The Stamps Scholar Award has allowed Mejía-Ramón, a physics and anthropology double major, to finance a study of the paleohydrology of the Teotihuacán Vally. Andrés recently spoke to the Web Services Content Corps Team about his project.Read more about Q&A with Andres Mejia-Ramon '16: Stamps Scholar and Seeker of Ancient Canals

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

Join us on April 14 at a colloquium by Joshua Smith entitled: "Last on the Warpath": The Spirit and Intent of Action Anthropology. This event is being cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Native American Studies Program, and through a Rockefeller Classroom Enhancement Grant.Read more about "Last on the Warpath": The Spirit and Intent of Action Anthropology

Biological Anthropology—A Series in Five Parts

Join us at the event: Biological Anthropology—A Series in Five Parts on April 29th at 2PM for the talk "Reproductive Suppression in Response to Novel Males: A Physiological Trifecta?" by Dr. Jacinta Beehner from University of Michigan.Read more about Biological Anthropology—A Series in Five Parts

Nepal Summit Transforms Students Into Anthropologists

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 Nepal Earthquake Summit last month.Read more about Nepal Summit Transforms Students Into Anthropologists

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