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. 
More questions than answers as mystery of domestication deepens

More questions than answers as mystery of domestication deepens

A recent interdisciplinary conference that led to the publication of a special issue of PNAS on domestication raised more questions than it answered. Washington University in St. Louis scientists Fiona Marshall and Ken Olsen, who participated in the conference and contributed to the special issue, discuss some of the key questions that have been raised about this pivotal event in human history.
The story of animal domestication retold

The story of animal domestication retold

A review of recent research on the domestication of large herbivores for “The Modern View of Domestication,” a special feature of PNAS, suggests that neither intentional breeding nor genetic isolation were as significant as traditionally thought. 

Kidder installed as the Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor

Anthropologist Tristram Kidder, PhD, was installed April 7 as the Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor in Arts & Sciences during a ceremony in Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall. Kidder has served as chair of the Department of Anthropology since 2008.

‘Among idiots, Indians, minors, and females’

A few years ago, when David Browman, PhD, professor of archaeology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, read his graduate student’s thesis on the early figures in Americanist archaeology, he immediately asked, “Where are all the women?”