Anthropology

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    Test flight over Peru ruins could revolutionize archaeological mapping

    Archaeological sites that currently take years to map will be completed in minutes if tests of the Semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle system being developed at Vanderbilt University go well. Read More

    Aug. 1, 2012

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    Student Skull Sessions in Peru

    Vanderbilt archaeologist Tiffiny Tung leads students to Peru where they assist in groundbreaking research into the Wari culture, a society that existed over 1500 years ago. Tung is the recipient of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Cup.  The award is given annually for “the greatest contribution outside the classroom to undergraduate student-faculty… Read More

    Jul. 18, 2012

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    VUCast: Skull Sessions

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: How country music stars are “lifting lives“ Vanderbilt archaeologist leads students on skull sessions See what Vanderbilt is blowing up! [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Jul. 13, 2012

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    Ten Fulbright honorees named at Vanderbilt

    Nine Vanderbilt University students and graduates have been offered scholarships through Fulbright-sponsored programs for research, teaching and study abroad in 2012-13. Read More

    May. 7, 2012

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    Apocalypse Now? Modern Maya and Ancient Prophecies

    Watch video of Mareike Sattler, senior lecturer, Anthropology Department, and Avery Dickins de Girón, assistant director of the Center for Latin American Studies, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Apocalypse Now? Modern Maya and Ancient Prophecies”. This seminar introduces students to Maya culture from ancient to modern times. Maya people… Read More

    Mar. 20, 2012

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    Significant Mexican capital investment in Tennessee, VU study shows

    A recent study by Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies suggests that a key to bringing more jobs to Tennessee might lie in recruiting investment from emerging markets such as Mexico. Read More

    Nov. 16, 2011

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    Author Francis Fukuyama available to media after Nov. 15 talk at Vanderbilt

    Francis Fukuyama, Stanford professor and author of The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, will be available to media immediately following his hour-long talk on Tuesday, Nov. 15, that begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium. Read More

    Nov. 14, 2011

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    Tiffiny Tung awarded Chancellor’s Cup

    Tiffiny Tung (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt University) The Department of Anthropology’s Tiffiny Tung was surprised with the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Cup on Oct. 13 when Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos interrupted what Tung thought was to be a departmental meeting. “I was so pleased when you came to Vanderbilt,… Read More

    Oct. 14, 2011

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    Edward Fischer: Cash on the Table: Anthropology Meets Economics

    Watch video of Edward Fischer, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American Studies, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars. Professor Fischer has an impressive list of scholarly articles and has written or edited seven books, including Cultural Logics and Global Economies: Maya Identity in Thought and… Read More

    May. 17, 2011

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    Renowned Vanderbilt anthropologist holder of new Rebecca Webb Wilson chair

    Tom D. Dillehay, internationally recognized for ground-breaking and highly interdisciplinary scientific research, has been named the Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Culture at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Jan. 10, 2011