New Publication by Chris Lynn

Chris Lynn and colleague’s new article, “The evolutionary adaptation of body art: Tattooing as costly honest signaling of enhanced immune response in American Samoa” has been published online for early view in American Journal of Human Biology. Congrats, Chris! Please see below for the article’s abstract.   Abstract: Background Tattooing has been practiced globally for […]

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Dr. Tokovinine’s Work on Maya Warfare Profiled in the New York Times, UA News

Dr. Alexandre Tokovinine takes photos to create a photogrammetry 3-D model of broken fragments of a Mayan monument (Courtesy of Estrada-Belli, Tulane University). Dr. Alexandre Tokovinine’s recent work on warfare in the Maya lowlands has been profiled in the New York Times and UA News. As the UA News Center explains: An anthropologist at The […]

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S.L.A.M Program

Our Student Lead Anthropology Mentoring program is up and running again! If you are an anthropology undergraduate major or minor and wish to have an anthropology mentor, please click here to sign up. Our mentors are current UA Anthropology graduate students who can help you in your preparation for graduate school, field work,  or help […]

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Drs. LaDu & Brown publish article about Greenwood Cemetery

Recent PhD recipient Daniel LaDu and Dr. Ian Brown recently published an article about Greenwood Cemetery in the current issue of Markers.   LaDu, Daniel A., and Ian W. Brown  2017 The Sandstone Grave Markers of Greenwood Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. MarkersXXXIII:50-81.   It deals with the city of Tuscaloosa’s famous historic cemetery. LaDu and Brown 2017 The […]

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“The Holly Bluff Style” by Dr. Knight

There’s a lot of Alabama alum and close friends represented in the authorship of this article, starting with our own Emeritus Prof. Vernon J. Knight. Congratulations to all! Abstract: We recognize a new style of Mississippian-period art in the North American Southeast, calling it Holly Bluff. It is a two-dimensional style of representational art that appears […]

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Dr. Alexandre Tokovinine

Congrats & welcome to the fold Dr. Alexandre Tokovinine! From Dr. Tokovinine, I work in Guatemala and Honduras and specialize in Maya archaeology and epigraphy. Most of my fieldwork has been centered on the archaeological sites of Holmul, Naranjo, and Copan. I am interested in the indigenous political landscapes in 378-909 C.E., especially in how […]

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