2018  Anthropologyrss

  • December 13, 2018

    New book reframes activism of Native leaders who sowed seeds of Red Power Movement

    In her new book, Anthropology Professor Renya Ramirez portrays her grandparents, legendary Native leaders Henry and Elizabeth Cloud, as "Christian warriors" whose activism sowed the seeds of what would come to be known as the Red Power Movement.

  • November 15, 2018

    From chicken guts to ape anatomy: Adrienne Zihlman's emerita lecture

    Adrienne Zihlman delivered the 29th annual Emeriti Faculty Research Lecture, "The Inside Story of the Apes," to a capacity crowd in the Music Center Recital Hall on November 13.

  • November 08, 2018

    Ancient DNA evidence reveals genetic exchanges between the Americas

    Unprecedented details about the story of the peopling of Central and South America have been revealed in a new study published in the journal Cell.

  • November 06, 2018

    Hear the "Inside Story of the Apes" on Tuesday, Nov. 13

    Adrienne Zihlman had a hunch 30 years ago that the study of human evolution would benefit from the analysis of more than skeletons. That hunch set her on a career path that established her as an internationally recognized authority on human origins.

  • October 09, 2018

    UC Santa Cruz honors outstanding staff, teaching, research

    The Division of Social Sciences at UC Santa Cruz presented several major awards today (Tuesday, October 9) to recognize outstanding accomplishments by faculty, staff, researchers, and emeriti faculty.

  • August 10, 2018

    Tough life on the savannah

    Researchers have identified dietary differences among chimpanzees that live in distinct habitats, an insight that may shed light on the past diets of early human ancestors.

  • August 09, 2018

    Aspiring archaeologists get hands-on experience in Haiti, St. Croix

    J. Cameron Monroe, associate professor of anthropology, took four Howard University undergraduates on an archaeological expedition to Haiti and St. Croix this summer as part of a UC partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

  • May 29, 2018

    Awards luncheon celebrates excellence in student scholarship

    Students in the Division of Social Sciences gathered with friends, family members, faculty, staff, and donors on Thursday, May 24, to celebrate excellence in student scholarship and creativity.

  • May 04, 2018

    The bone whisperer

    Forensic anthropologist Alison Galloway will retire from teaching this year, but her wisdom will live on through new online course that teaches both technical skills and the things you don’t find in textbooks.

  • April 19, 2018

    Bill McKibben, Daniel Ellsberg headline Right Livelihood Laureates' Conference at UC Santa Cruz

    Climate change activist Bill McKibben and whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg are two of the crusading global leaders gathering May 15-17 at UC Santa Cruz for the Right Livelihood Conference, a three-day series of public events focused on advancing social and environmental justice.

  • February 13, 2018

    The Cowell College Love Bank

    When Rich Vicenti and Alesa Lightbourne were students at Cowell College in the 1970s, he courted her, but she was not available. They took separate paths after graduation. Nearly four decades later, finding themselves both single they finally began the romance that was not possible in their youth.

  • February 09, 2018

    Climate Conference features visionary artist and Smithsonian biologist

    The fifth annual Climate Science and Policy Conference presented by UC Santa Cruz brings together a visionary artist and a Smithsonian scientist for an engaging, interdisciplinary conversation about how humans and ecosystems will cope on a warming planet.

  • January 25, 2018

    Field trip of a lifetime

    When he transferred to UC Santa Cruz, Ray Gutierrez didn’t foresee he’d soon be in India making a documentary about youths with disabilities at a crossroads between globalization and tradition.