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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Social, ecological, and developmental influences on fruit and invertebrate foraging strategies and gut microbial communities in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) (2016-06-17)Primates are challenged by spatiotemporal variation in resource availability, and a central question in biological anthropology is how primates compensate for seasonal variation in food resources by adjusting their foraging ...
(2016-06-27)This dissertation investigates the role of pilgrimage and pilgrimage centers in the development of the pre-Columbian city of Cahokia (A.D. 1050-1350) by examining archaeological data from the Emerald site, a large multi-mound ...
(2016-07-11)This dissertation is a study of the politics of citizenship in the context of South Korea's ardent globalization and neoliberal reforms, through the stories of men who have spent extensive period time studying outside of ...
After conversion: gender, modernity, and the regeneration of Christianity across three generations of indigenous evangelicals in highland Ecuador (2016-07-13)This dissertation is an ethnography of the contested process of religious change across three generations of indigenous evangelicals in the Ecuadorian Andes. This process, which I term re-generating Christianity, involves ...
(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 ...