Lecturer and M.A. Program Advisor
May 21, 2016 - 4:00p – Rockefeller 003
Join us for the fourth presentation on Biological Anthropology—A Series in Five Parts.
Monday, May 16, 2016; 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM; Location: Carson L01
“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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.