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Professor Nazif Shahrani interviewed on PBS NewsHour: “Will Afghanistan’s election disputes threaten peaceful transition prospects?” Full Story»

Virginia J. VitzthumResearch team to study impact of climate-related challenges on vulnerable Arctic community Full Story»

Lydia Lunch to speak at the IU Cinema Full Story»

brondizioStudy demonstrates that indigenous hunting with fire helps sustain Brazil's savannas
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scheiberArchaeologists uncover secrets of high-attitude Wyoming villages where native Americans would go in summer to hunt and collect pine nuts for winter.
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beekerThe Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Armenia, awarded Charles Beeker his Doctorate of Science honoris causa, in recognition for his international contributions to Armenology. The degree was conferred during summer 2013 graduation. The National Academy of Sciences was founded in 1943 and is the highest state self-governing organization. Previously the National Academy of Science provided Beeker with a Certificate for his directed research and presentations in Yerevan on 17th Century Armenian Maritime Heritage.
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Volunteer Opportunities in Archaeology Academic year 13-14.pdf

baboonIU Anthropologists will try funding research through crowd-funding website.
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HanselmannThe Monterey Shipwreck: Two More Shipwrecks Discovered! by a doctoral candidate at Indiana University (Anthropology Department), Frederick "Fritz" Hanselmann. Full Story»

Eduardo BrondizioProfessor Eduardo Brondizio has been named one of 18 members of Future Earth Science Committee, a new 10-year research program on global sustainability. Full Story»

Anne PyburnK. Anne Pyburn, a professor in the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2013 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award, which honors an Indiana University Bloomington faculty member for outstanding research and teaching. Full Story»

Andrea WileyDr. Andrea Wiley has been elected President of the Human Biology Association. The HBA is the largest professional organization of human biologists, and has an international and national membership. Its members (fellows) come from a variety of life sciences disciplines, including anthropology. Dr. Wiley will take office at the annual meetings in April in Knoxville, TN as the President-elect. She will begin her term as President in 2014 for a 2 year term. Previously Dr. Wiley served as the associationís Secretary-Treasurer (2008-2012).

For more information about the Human Biology Association see www.humbio.org

AGSAThe IUB Anthropology Graduate Association Symposium, which will take place on February 22nd to 24th, 2013 is featured in the AAA blog. The post is by Robert Mahaney of Indiana University.

Richard WilkProvost Professor of Anthropology Richard Wilk is now serving as a member of the AAA task force on Climate Change. This column from the AAA website describes how he got involved in working on this topic.»

Two more editorials on climate change that were published by AAA, one featured on the Huffington Post blog:

"Looking Back on Today"Full Story»

"Green Consumerism is No Solution"Full Story»

Richard WilkRichard Wilk has been appointed to the American Anthropological Association's new Global Climate Change Task Force. Full Story»

Richard WilkProfessor Richard Wilk Honored
The faculty of humanities at the Lund University has decided to confer on Professor Richard Wilk the title of Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa. The degree will be conferred at graduation in Lund on 25 May.
Founded in 1666, Lund University is today one of the largest, oldest and broadest universities in Scandinavia and is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities. Lund University has an excellent academic reputation with a large number of visiting professors and international students.

Animal Tool BehaviorDr Schumaker, Vice President of Life Sciences at the Indianapolis Zoo and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at IUB was interviewed last week about his book on animal tool use. Full Story»

Virginia J. VitzthumThe American Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded the distinction of Fellow to Virginia J. Vitzthum this year. Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Full Story»

FoodAnthropology doctoral student Chi-Hoon Kim  chosen to be a student blogger for the special series on Food Studies for the well-known GRIST environmental website Full Story»