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Gabriela Sheets (PhD, 2017) receives the Society for Medical Anthropology’s Dissertation Award for her 2017 dissertation on "The Developmental Ecology of the Infant Gut Microbiome".

Gabriela Sheets receives the Society for Medical Anthropology’s Dissertation Award for her 2017 dissertation on “The Developmental Ecology of the Infant Microbiome”.

The Committee describes Sheets’ work as “novel meshing of anthropology and biology to explore an emerging area of general interest,” and thought it was likely to “make important contributions well beyond the medical anthropology community.”  One member called it an “exemplar in where science should go.” 125 more words

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GOT Genetics

When the mind does not allow for any work to get done, blog. Game of Thrones season 7 is over, leaving many of us unsure of what to do with ourselves while we wait. 376 more words

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Dr. Jessica Thompson's work featured in New York Times

Finding ancient human remains in Africa is rare and most of the work done in this field is recent. A lot has happened in the last few years however. 118 more words

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Ancient footprints in Crete challenge theory of human evolution – but what actually made them?

By Robin Crompton and Susannah Thorpe

Researchers have discovered some 50 footprints at Trachilos in Crete that are nearly 6 million-years-old. It looks like they may be from a hominin – a member of the human species after separation from the chimpanzee lineage. 921 more words

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Lets Talk About Sex

As part of my thesis research, I have spent the last few months exploring the wide range of discussions involving sexual dimorphism. Understanding the relationship between sex and gender within the realm of physical anthropology has led to the formulation of multiple theoretical perspectives, including queer theory and feminist theory. 759 more words

Biological Anthropology

Dentition Day

This week I had the pleasure of talking to some visiting students about teeth. It was a Dentition Day! My interest in teeth started in my Bioarchaeology class as an undergrad, the day they brought in the formidable box of commingled teeth. 417 more words

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Taphonomy Trouble

The study of taphonomy is how we understand post mortem changes that occur to the body. Taphonomic changes are dependent on the environment, factors such as soil composition, temperatures, native plant and animals, and even the individual’s clothing contribute to the state of the remains. 412 more words

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