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SPRING 2018 - ANTHROP 2D03- Available openings!

We have seats available in the Spring 2018 term for: ANTHROP 2D03 – DNA Meets Anthropology
Apr 24, 2018

Anthropology and Indigenous Studies professor, Dawn Martin-Hill, speaks with CBC

Dawn Martin-Hill is interviewed by CBC's Piya Chattopadhyay on why Six Nations communities are still without clean running water.
Apr 23, 2018

Interview with John Colarusso

Anthropology professor, John Colarusso, is profiled in the Hamilton Spectator.
Apr 23, 2018

$1M gift from Victor Koloshuk to support graduate students in Anthropology

Victor Koloshuk and his family were on campus this week for a celebration in recognition of his recent gift of more than $1-million to McMaster’s Department of Anthropology, which brings the Koloshuk family’s combined giving to $1.6-million.
Apr 19, 2018

Department of Anthropology - Career Night

What kind of non-academic jobs are there for Anthropology graduates? Come see our guest panel to find out! Thursday, March 22nd.
Mar 19, 2018

Anthropology PhD ranked second in Three Minute Thesis competition

Kaitlin East (PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology) placed second overall in the School of Graduate Studies Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
Mar 16, 2018

Mapping a Giant's Genome

Tracing the evolutionary history of elephants and mammoths.
Mar 01, 2018

New Book! Constructions of Time and History in the Pre-Columbian Andes

Congratulations to Associate Professor Andrew Roddick on the publication of his co-edited book.
Feb 26, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Daina Stanley

Daina aims to contribute to CRESS by partaking in various workshops and seminars, as well as giving a presentation about her innovative approach to penology. Being someone who is committed to the health and well-being of imprisoned communities, Dania says that her “dissertation fieldwork experience crystallized her determination to become an academic researcher working to bring about meaningful change in the lives of marginalized communities.”
Feb 07, 2018

2017 SNAP Project

2017 Stelida Naxos Archaeological Project field-team, the fifth season of this Canadian-Greek collaborative project co-directed by Dr. Tristan Carter of the Department of Anthropology.
Feb 02, 2018

McMaster-Led Network is Awarded $1.1 Million by Ontario Research Fund

The Ontario Research Fund (ORF) has awarded $1.1 million to the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) which is hosted by McMaster University.
Feb 01, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Khuong Truong

Currently enrolled as a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics, Khuong’s research interests are in labour economics, applied econometrics, and relevant public policy, with an emphasis on immigration. He currently studies the proficiency in literacy and numeracy of refugees in comparison to other immigration categories, with a focus on those who arrived as children, and their impacts on earnings gaps between immigrants and Canadian-born. His research also addresses how age at immigration affects the evolution of skills and differences in skills among immigration classes. Khuong says that his research “informs policymakers about the integration of different immigrant classes with an emphasis on those admitted as refugees.”
Jan 31, 2018

DNA analysis of ancient mummy, thought to have smallpox, points to Hepatitis B infection instead

A medieval mummy known for having the earliest case of smallpox actually had hepatitis. Hendrik Poinar from McMaster's Anthropology Department, recently co-led a study with Edward Holmes of the University of Sydney that looks to the past to help understand modern pathogens.
Jan 05, 2018

Research in Focus Series 2018

A series of lunchtime conversations for students, faculty members & staff focused on community-based research, knowledge mobilization, and research data & its management, organized by the Centre for Research in Empirical Social Sciences. Bring your lunch & CRESS will provide drinks & dessert.
Dec 27, 2017

Drawing on new research methods

McMaster Anthropologist to team up with Bosnian illustrator to investigate new forms of labour activism.
Dec 11, 2017

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Bioarchaeology of Human Disease renewed

Megan Brickley of the the Department of Anthropology is one of a handful of Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) who have recently had their chairs advanced or renewed.
Nov 12, 2017

Dental X-rays can reveal vitamin D deficiency

Now, your dentist may be able to detect vitamin D deficiency before it becomes a major problem, according to a recent study. Vitamin D deficiency, a serious but often hidden condition that can now be identified by a simple dental X-ray, McMaster anthropologists Lori D'Ortenzio and Megan Brickley have found.
Nov 07, 2017

$1M gift to attract world’s best and brightest anthropology graduate students

McMaster University’s Department of Anthropology has received a gift of more than $1-million – the largest ever made to the department – to attract and support top tier graduate students in the field of skeletal and physical anthropology.
Nov 07, 2017

McMaster Anthropologists on Donald Trump

Drs. John Colarusso and Andy Roddick weigh in on Donald Trump. Both Anthropology professors have recently published in 'The Conversation' , each with unique perspectives on Trump, his policies, and his legacy. Dr. Roddick is teaching a new course on 'archaeologies of the present' examining the impact of the deep past on the present, archaeological work of the present, with thoughts to the future.
Oct 26, 2017

McMaster experts say Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer

After months of painstaking research and analysis, an international team, including McMaster Anthropology experts, have concluded that Chile’s celebrated Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die from prostate cancer.
Oct 25, 2017

Deadly lead: how lead poisoning affected the Roman Empire

McMaster Anthropology researchers are working with a team of archaeologists from the University of Sheffield to investigate how lead poisoning affected human health in the Roman Empire.
Oct 24, 2017