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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(2019-12-04)The study of the primate microbiome (genetic and environmental content of the microbiota) has served as a critical tool for understanding the impact of microbial communities on host health and disease. An in-depth understanding ...
Climate, environment, and competition influenced human land preference in late pleistocene Australasia (2019-11-21)Ecological niche models (ENM) have long been used in the biological sciences to predict species distributions and dispersal patterns, but this method remains relatively new to paleoanthropological reconstructions of hominin ...
(2019-12-04)Cara Blanca is a system of natural pools in central Belize accessed by bodies (human and non-) for millennia, both for physical and spiritual sustenance. Most prominently, the pools are home to ancient Maya ceremonial ...
(2019-11-22)The size and shape of a limb bone relative to another bone holds a great amount of information needed to individualize a commingled assemblage. This study maximizes discriminating information found in long bone measurements ...
(2019-07-12)This dissertation is an ethnography of a contemporary ‘exodus’ of downwardly mobile middle-class millennials from Seoul, the political, cultural and economic center of South Korea, to Jeju Island, a semi-rural farming, ...