Jan. 11, 2021—Advances in big data technology and digital analytics are transforming the field of archaeology. One such study led by Vanderbilt anthropology professor Steven Wernke has brought a fresh perspective to the forced resettlement of more than a million Indigenous Andeans by Spanish colonizers in the 1570s.
Dec. 15, 2020—Isotope analysis of ancient Peruvian teeth gives anthropologists a clearer image of how cooperating societies function.
Jun. 1, 2020—A virtual self-screening tool developed by Vanderbilt global health experts will help individuals assess their risk of COVID-19 and provide anonymized data to public health researchers and officials studying the spread of the disease.
Apr. 15, 2020—A pair of international, collaborative online platforms developed by Steven Werkne and colleagues are helping archaeologists get a big-picture view of the Inka Empire and the Spanish invasion of the Andean region of South America.
Vanderbilt geospatial researchers fill unmet need for real-time maps of COVID-19 spread in Tennessee, Peru
Apr. 7, 2020—Sometimes the best way to understand the impact of an epidemic is to see it with your own eyes. Vanderbilt geospatial researchers have stepped up to apply their mapping skills to the COVID-19 crisis.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, World Health Organization bring global project to improve health care through social science to Vanderbilt
Feb. 7, 2020—A $600,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will fund a three-year project with the World Health Organization, led by anthropology professor Ted Fischer, to develop a new model for health care that incorporates the consideration of cultural attitudes and practices that affect health in the United States.
Oct. 30, 2019—John W. Janusek, an Andean anthropologist whose interests ranged from the development of complex societies in South America to the history of beer and brewing, died Oct. 22.
Oct. 1, 2019—Inspired by an ancient people’s use of food to resist defeat, anthropologist Keitlyn Alcantara now uses food to resist cultural loss among Latin American middle schoolers in Nashville.
Apr. 18, 2019—Read about recent faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements.
Mar. 8, 2019—Maya Krause, a Ph.D. student specializing in bioarchaeology, will spend her summer high in the mountains of Peru searching for ancient human remains after earning National Geographic’s Early Career Grant.
Feb. 22, 2019—Gianna Mosser has been named director of Vanderbilt University Press, where she will work with key partners to develop a new strategic vision for the university's publishing arm.
Jan. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a public lunchtime lecture featuring Jason De León, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, on Friday, Feb. 8. De León's talk is titled “Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico.”