Two Washington University in St. Louis anthropology researchers recently won grants from the Leakey Foundation.
Jake Funkhouser, a ngraduate student in the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received a $2,000 research grant from the Animal Behavior Society.
Ilaria Patania, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received a $25,000 research grant from The Leakey Foundation.
Using advanced geochemical analyses, a team of scientists, including Michael Frachetti, professor of archaeology in Arts & Sciences, have uncovered new answers to decades-old questions about trade of tin throughout Eurasia during the Late Bronze Age.
In the rapidly changing conflict in Ukraine, Russian national narratives offer insight into President Vladimir Putin’s next move, says James Wertsch, an expert on Russia and international affairs.
Research from the laboratory of archaeologist Xinyi Liu in Arts & Sciences shows that a practice of purposeful water management, or irrigation, was adopted to help cultivate wheat in northern China about 4,000 years ago.
Jane Goodall made St. Louis — and Graham Chapel — a stop on her national tour to share her ‘tenacious authenticity’ and empower us to work together on behalf of our planet.
Drawn from more than 20 years of observations at Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo, a long-term study led by primatologist Crickette Sanz in Arts & Sciences documented social ties between individual chimpanzees and gorillas that persisted over years and across different contexts.
Sociocultural anthropologist Pascal Boyer, in Arts & Sciences, received a $2 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to examine historical and modern religious customs that fall outside of institutionalized religion.
Bridget Bey, a graduate student in archaeology in Arts & Sciences, won a $20,000 grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research to study late pre-Hispanic Andean culture.