Friedrich Leopold August Weismann
Weismann was born on 17 January 1834 in Frankfurt am Main, in the German Confederation. His mother, Elise Eleanor Lübbren, was a musician and painter, and his father, Johann Konrad August Weismann, was a classics professor. Weismann studied music, particularly the works of Beethoven, and he studied nature, from which he ...more
Aging and senescence are two concepts of biological evolution that usually occur simultaneously. Aging is an inevitable process among all humans and animal species. The survival method and length may be different, but the body’s equipment will begin to deteriorate with time. Time is a process that cannot be reversed biologically or socially; therefore the ...more
Becky Read-Wahidi and her committee: Dr. Bill Dressler, Dr. Jason DeCaro, Dr. Michael Murphy, Dr. Kathy Oths, and Dr. Mariana Gabarrot, who skyped in from Mexico
On Tuesday, October 7, Becky Read-Wahidi successfully presented and defended her dissertation, titled "A Model Guadalupan: Devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe and Psychosocial Stress Among Mexican Immigrants to the ...more
The body is a complex mechanism among both female and males. The growth of the human body depends on many factors including, the embryo stage, puberty, and physical activity among the growth years. In order for a body to progress/growth successfully, it must reach maturation biologically. This development promotes growth maturation for the remainder of ...more
The chapter this week was all about stress and reminded me of one of our very own professors here at University of Alabama, Dr. Dressler. His work on cultural consonance and its connection in African Americans in Alabama and higher blood pressure levels is actually mentioned in the chapter we read. The chapter discussed how ...more
This weeks' reading revolved around stress on the human body. These blueprints to hormone level production, neuron response, and the neurological development was displayed in a case study by Aaron Kindsvatter and Anne Geroski. In this article entitled, “The Impact of Early Life Stress on the Neurodevelopment of the Stress Response System, they present a ...more
Jessica Kowalski presented FABBL #3. Photo by C. Madeiros.
Our third FABBL of the Fall 2014 semester occurred on October 10 with Jessica Kowalski's presentation "On the Mississippi Mound Trail: A Report on Two Field Seasons of Excavations."
Jessica discussed her work under the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, which contracted three different universities to ...more
The Department's Friday Afternoon Brown Bag Lunch (FABBL) talks commenced this semester on September 12 with Erik Porth's presentation: "Some Preliminary Results from the 2012 Fall Field School Mound P Excavations."
Erik Porth presenting FABBL #1. Photo by C. Lynn
Erik started the presentation with an overview of Moundville's ceramic chronology and archaeological phases, then focused on ...more
Greg Batchelder presenting FABBL #2. Photo by C. Lynn
Our Fall FABBL series continued September 26 with Greg Batchelder's presentation "Estibrawpa: Ecotourism in the Bribri Village of Yorkin. Celebrating Tradition and Improving Health."
Greg's presentation focused on his summer 2014 research in Costa Rica, where he learned about Estibrawpa, an ecotourism program created by the women ...more
John Snow "Father of Modern Epidemiology"
John Snow, born in 1813, was the son of a coal-yard laborer in York, England. Snow planned to become a physician, and at fourteen, he was apprenticed to Dr. William Hardcastle. During his early years as an apprentice, he filled notebooks with his thoughts and observations on scientific subjects. ...more
Human epidemiology is the study of disease, its contributions and disparities, and potential ways to help stop the spread of disease. Among the West, there are many different diseases, viruses, prions, and other contagions that are incurable. Even among all the technology, in-depth research, and major complex studying among control variables, the West is still ...more
William R. Leonard is a leading anthropologist in the field of human nutrition. He was born in Jamestown, NY and received his PhD in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1987. He is now an Abraham Harris Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Chair of Anthropology at Northwestern ...more
The human body is very complex, yet simple mechanism. The way in which cholesterol (fats), minerals, and vitamins contribute to the nutrients within the body range. The human body is made of millions of cells that are directed by DNA to make certain proteins, which then code for the insertion of amino acids (polypeptide chains). ...more
In this week’s reading, climate change and adaption among humans was the issue at hand. We learned that human-occupied environments of today are extremely different from those of tropical forests beginnings as well, historical Neanderthals. Within environments, one’s body will either adapt to hot or cold conditions. The way in which the body adapts to ...more
Dr. Cameron Lacquement
In our latest issue of "10 Things You May Not Know About," we focus on Dr. Cameron Lacquement, our Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Dr. Lacquement is an archaeologist who specializes in Southeastern archaeology, ethnohistory, and prehistoric construction. His professional interests are prehistoric archaeology, Mississippian archaeology, experimental archaeology, architectural energetics, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, ...more
This new periodic column from the Anthro Dept Tech Committee will share info related to technology we think may help your research, teaching, or scholarship efforts. This first column highlights the vBookz Voice Reader app.
I recall Dr. DeCaro coming into a faculty meeting a few years ago straight off the road from a road trip ...more
Uncategorized again?! (First, let me take a selfie)
I have increasingly been making my students blog about their assigned readings for class for a few reasons. One, I assume that forcing them to write in a public forum will increase their self-consciousness & encourage them to actively try to write better. Two, I believe in ...more
Reblogged from Anthropology News "Missed Manners" (Part One) & (Part 2) by Ty Matejowsky & Beatriz Reyes-Foster:
Sorry I missed class last week. My parents bought me a cruise. Did I miss anything important. If you could send me the missed lecture notes that wood be great. Thnx!
Faculty routinely receive hastily written emails like this ...more
Paul Eubanks is also the winner of the 2014 Bob Work Award for Scholarly Excellence in Archaeology for a paper entitled "The Timing and Distribution of Caddo Salt Production in Northwestern Louisiana." Paul's accomplishment will be recognized on Honors Day.
The January 2014 round of the Graduate School Research and Travel Awards was particularly tough, with 16 ...more