Dept. of Anthropology
Anthropologists examine the human condition across time and space. The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has long been a leader in our discipline through active programs in archeology, biological anthropology, and sociocultural and linguistic anthropology.
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(2015-07-13)This work covers the evolutionary history of an indigenous population from the Americas through the lens of ancient DNA. In recent years, major advances in DNA sequencing have allowed for the utilization of ancient DNA on ...
(2001)Part I discusses theoretical concerns and perspectives and outlines a general historical overview of Melaka, and to some extent of Malaysia. Part II describes constructions of diverse social identities and their interconnections ...
(2001)Maya handicrafts vendors are commonly seen selling at Guatemala's tourism sites. They are the subjects of postcards, guidebooks, and tourism brochures. Most often they are the only Mayas with whom tourists meet and interact. ...
The Self and the Gift in Japan: A Cognitive View of Ritualized Gift Exchange in Contemporary Western Japan (2000)Oseibo exchanges provide a site to explore the relationship between the self and others in contemporary Japanese society. The role of the giver or the recever of a gift is composed of a set of obligations/rights between ...
(2001)Photography in ethnography. As an experienced filmmaker and an award-winning photographer, I have always paid close attention to the visual world. In my ethnography I attempt to use photographs in a more integrative and ...