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Faculty member quoted in article about child sacrifice

Dr. Juengst comments on "unprecedented" mass graves of child sacrifices in Ancient Peru
   March 7, 2019

A recently published article reports the findings of a mass child sacrifice in ancient Peru. Our own Dr. Sara Juengst is quoted in a summary of the findings (click here for link to the Nova summary article) in which she recognizes the importance of the find. Dr. Juengst...

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Faculty member co-authors article on beer in ancient times

Dr. Juengst write about beer in Andes archaeology
   March 1, 2019

In this article (click here for link to article), Dr. Juengst and her co-author Celeste Gagnon investigate how bones can show if a person drank beer during their lifetime. This is particularly useful for studying peoples of the Andes, where beer was made from corn and was central to ritual celebrations and...

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Summer study abroad

Summer Study Abroad - Thailand
   January 10, 2019

Interested in biodiversity conservation? Have a desire to experience another culture? Join us on the innaugural Thailand: Exploring Culture and Conservation trip! Dr. Lydia Light will be taking a group of undergraduates to Thailand this summer for a study abroad course in which students will earn three credits in anthropology and three credits in biology. Students will spend more than two...

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Faculty Member Publishes Two Articles In Bioarchaeology

   October 29, 2018

Dr. Sara Juengst recently published two new articles on her ongoing research in Bolivia. The first of these (click here for link) uses skeletal evidence to argue for a loack of social stratification among...

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Faculty Members Lead Student Researchers in Charlotte Project this Summer

   August 15, 2018

This summer Dr. Freidus and Dr. Peterson helped lead the Beatties Ford Road Research Experience for Undergraduates, funded by the National Science Foundation, and focused on food, healthcare, and housing on the West End Corridor of Charlotte. Three UNCC students participated, Lauren Stewart, Gabe Cartagena, and Brandon Thomson.  More info: ...

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New Faculty Announcement

   August 1, 2018

​The Department of Anthropology welcomes Dr. Lydia Light as our most recent tenure-track faculty member. Dr. Light is a biological anthropologist and primate behavioral ecologist with a PhD from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research focuses on identifying the ways in which nonhuman primates, specifically small apes in Southeast Asia, modify behaviors to cope with...

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Faculty Member In the Press

   July 15, 2018

Dr. Jonathan Marks was recently quoted in two news articles over this past summer. In May, Dr. Marks commented (click here for full article) on consumer DNA and ancestry tests, questioning the importance of the information consumers are seeking. In July, Dr Marks...

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UNC Charlotte Research Covered in Ecuadorian News

   July 15, 2018

Dr. Sara Juengst and MA student Abigail Bythell conducted bioarchaeological research this past summer in Ecuador and attracted local news coverage of the work.

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Upcoming Conference at UNC Charlotte

   June 22, 2018

The Anthropology Department at UNC Charlotte will be hosting  the fifth Skeletal Biology in the Carolinas annual meeting on campus on February 10, 2018. For more information, visit the conference website here.

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November 2017: Faculty Member Comments on Voluntourism

   June 22, 2018

Dr. Andrea Freidus has recently written an article for The Conversation critiquing the practice of volunteer tourism, especially among orphans and vulnerable children. While the practice is problematic, she argues that reframing these trips with a focus on cultural understanding and...

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