Virtual skull of Australopithecus sediba

The jaws of a nutcracker? Not this human ancestor

Anthropologists from Washington University in St. Louis are among an international research team that found Australopithecus sediba did not have the jaw and tooth structure necessary to exist on a steady diet of hard foods. The findings are contrary to a 2012 study that gained international attention.

Anthropology student’s Fulbright-Hays award focuses on cohabitation in Kenyan slums

Ashley Wilson, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad award to continue her research on long-term conjugal cohabitation relationships that are a common alternative to formal marriage among poor residents of the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya.

Student receives Fulbright-Hays research-abroad funding

Adrienne Strong, a graduate student studying in sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has received Fulbright-Hays-Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program funding.

Cook receives Gloria White service award

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton presented Helen Kathleen Cook, PhD, of the Department of Anthropology, with the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award. The recognition was part of the annual Staff Day activities May 19. 
Older Stories