Author: Lauren Ritterbush

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Earliest Modern Humans Out of Africa

Recent paleoanthropological studies have suggested that modern humans migrated from Africa as early as the beginning of the Late Pleistocene, 120,000 years ago. Hershkovitz et al. now suggest that early modern humans were already...

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Human Evolution: Chemical & Social Factors

Dopamine may have given humans our social edge over other apes By Ann Gibbons Jan. 22, 2018 , 3:10 PM http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/dopamine-may-have-given-humans-our-social-edge-over-other-apes?utm_campaign=news_daily_2018-01-22&et_rid=35358409&et_cid=1805406 Humans are the ultimate social animals, with the ability to bond with mates,...

(Top): A drone photograph of the ancestral Hopi village of Homol'ovi IV, a pueblo dating to the latter half of the 13th century, located in Winslow, Arizona. (Bottom): A screen cap of a 3D virtual model of Homol'ovi IV built using drone photographs. 
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Archaeologists Don’t Always Need to Dig

https://www.wired.com/story/archaeologists-dont-always-need-to-digtheyve-got-drones/ On the morning of August 21—the day of the solar eclipse—five archaeologists and I piled into two SUVs and drove an hour northwest of Tucson, into the thick of the Sonoran Desert. Turning off-road,...

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K-State Anth Alum Discovers Alaskan Mammoth Tusk

Brian Wygal, Associate Professor at Adelphi University in New York and Alumnus of K-State’s Anthropology program (1998) has been conducting archaeological research in the Nennana Valley of Alaska for a number of years. This...

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Internships at the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society, which has some great anthropological collections (such as the Gilbert L. and Frederick Wilson ethnographic materials), offers internships for student at their headquarters in St. Paul (twin city of Minneapolis),...

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Creativity Bootcamp for Cultural Non-Profits

Are you considering that someday you might work for a museum or other cultural non-profit organization? If so, you might be interested in this two-day workshop in Topeka in early October 2017 that is...