September 2011 Archives

Nina Jablonski will give the lecture, "Our Evolving Skin:  The Remarkable History of our Largest Organ", as part of the Leakey Foundation's Annual Speaker Series on Human Origins.  The lecture will be held at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago on Saturday 1 October.  For further details of the event, see:

This week's colloquium will feature a discussion led by graduate students Jennifer Haney and Daniel Parker on the Robert B. Livingstone article "Anthropological Implications of Sickle Cell Gene Distribution in West Africa."  The article is attached.

The colloquium will be held on Friday, September 30 in 202 Carpenter at 3:30 pm.

All are welcome.  Please plan to attend!


Dean Snow is the colloquium speaker for Friday, September 23

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This week's colloquium speaker will be Dean Snow, Professor of Anthropology. The title of his talk is "The Greek Roots of Science."

Colloquium will be held on Friday, September 23, at 3:30 pm in 202 Carpenter Building.

Please plan to attend.  Everyone is welcome.
Dr. Ann Killebrew, Associate Professor of Classic and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Religious Studies and Anthropology will be the speaker for this week's colloquium.  The title of her presentation is "Total Archaeology at Tel Akko, Israel: An Integrated Approach to Reconstructing and Conserving Akko's Past"

Colloquium will be held on Friday, September 16, at 3:30 pm in 202 Carpenter Building.

Everyone is welcome. Please plan to attend.
The first colloquium for the fall semester will be held on Friday, September 9, at 3:30 pm in 202 Carpenter Building.

The speaker will be Jen Wagner who is now a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania. Jen graduated from our PhD program last year and was recently appointed Adjunct Research Assistant in our department.

Her topic is "Field of Genes: An Investigation of Sports-Related DNATests."

Please plan to attend!  Everyone is welcome.

Postdoc scholar Colin Shaw recently had his article "Is 'hand preference' coded in the hominin skeleton? An in-vivo study of bilateral morphological variation" published in the Journal of Human Evolution.

The article can be accessed online at:

Nina Jablonski will deliver the endowed Stanley Davidson Lecture, "The evolution of skin coloration" to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (Scotland) biennial dermatology symposium on 21 September 2011. The lecture is free and open to the public.  For more details see: