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Science Daily and Around the O features Dr. Fitzpatrick’s research

Early Pacific seafarers likely latched onto El Nino, other climate patterns

The colonization of far-flung Remote Oceania some 3,400 years ago was one of the most ambitious and expansive population dispersals in human history. Seafarers traveled thousands of miles of ocean, navigating by stars and ...

Honoring Professor Sandra Morgen

Sandra Lynn Morgen died on September 27, 2016 of ovarian cancer. She was born on March 31, 1950 to Dr. Robert O. Morgen and Sadye Block Morgen in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent the most of her childhood in Montreal, Canada and Houston, Texas. Sandi inhabited her life passionately, and—during her life ...

Department Head quoted in the New York Times

Dr. Frances White, the Head of the Anthropology Department, has been quoted in an article from the NY Times on female Bonobo behavior. “We’re equally related to chimps and bonobos, and we have their entire range of behavioral variation available to us,” Dr. White said. “We can be as ...

Congratulations Dr. Waller!

Dr. Waller’s new book breaks down the subtleties of issues such as habitat loss and bushmeat hunting by going deeper into human motivations, critiques human behavior in zoos and looks at the factors leading to ape attacks on humans in the wild, and brings humans into account as part of the ...

Congratulations Dr. Fitzpatrick!

The Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology (Routledge/Taylor & Francis), founded and co-edited by Scott M. Fitzpatrick, will move from three to four issues per year beginning in 2017. JICA currently ranks in the top quartile in five different categories in the SCImago journal ranking ...

Sara Lewis accepts postdoctoral fellowship at Wellesley College

Please join us in congratulating Sara Lewis who has accepted a 3 year postdoctoral fellowship at Wellesley College, where she will be the Elisabeth Luce Moore Fellow in religion, healing and medicine. Congratulations Sara!

Dr. Lamia Karim to deliver keynote lecture at upcoming conference at Santa Clara University.

Associate Professor of Anthropology Lamia Karim has been invited to present the Keynote Lecture at the 43rd Annual Western Sociology and Anthropology Departments Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Santa Clara on April 23, 2016.
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Use of Shea Butter Pushed Back 1,000 Years

Production of butter from shea trees in West Africa pushed back 1,000 years University of Oregon anthropologists explore layers of households built atop of each other for 1,600 years and find shea nuts have been used since A.D. 100 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON University of Oregon-led research in Burkina ...

Professor Lee awarded fund for Dr. Crema through The Global Oregon Faculty Collaboration

The Global Oregon Faculty Collaboration (GOFC) Selection Committee has funded your application to bring Enrico Crema from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona to the University of Oregon to conduct a research on the “Prehistoric population movement in Korea during and after the ...

Freedom Fighter

Stricken by refugees’ plight, anthropologist gets involved. Family traveling in San Sebastian in Guatemala, ‘‘Claudina” was two years old when her father left Guatemala for work in the United States, and five when her mother left to join him. For the next nine years, she endured emotional ...
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