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Wernke receives ACLS grant to develop a digital platform for virtual archaeological survey in the Andes

May. 24, 2018—The $150,000 digital extension grant from the American Council of Learned Societies funds the development of a digital platform that promises to greatly expand our understanding of Andean culture.

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An unexpected side effect of public health education efforts in Brazil

Mar. 20, 2018—Understanding of tuberculosis is associated with higher, not lower, stigmatization of TB patients in Brazil, according to a new report from Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.

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Climate change concerns much higher in Latin America, Caribbean than U.S., Canada

Jan. 25, 2018—Twice as many adults in Latin America and the Caribbean--more than 80 percent--believe unchecked climate change poses a serious risk to their countries. Only 40 percent of Americans feel the same way.

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Vanderbilt anthropologist can discuss rising conflict between indigenous Bolivians and Morales administration over highway plans

Aug. 11, 2017—Carwil Bjork-James is an expert on indigenous environmental rights issues and conflicts that arise when governments seek to develop indigenous territories, and has studied this conflict since 2010.

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Northern coast of Peru was a hospitable rest stop for early Americans

May. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers found a place where early Americans paused on their migrations south and "settled in for a good long while," suggesting a slower pace of settlement than originally believed.

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Venezuelans oppose closing the legislature in government standoff

Apr. 7, 2017—A new survey in Venezuela shows that the public objects to efforts to curb the legislature's power.

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Museum dedicated to Vanderbilt archaeologist’s work to be built in Chile

Mar. 23, 2017—Tom Dillehay's discoveries at Monte Verde in southern Chile revolutionized the understanding of how and when the Americas were first peopled.

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Vanderbilt excavation begins to shed more light on the lives of early Peruvians

Oct. 4, 2016—Findings from archaeologist Tom Dillehay's dig at Huaca Prieta and Paredones include the world's earliest known use of indigo dye.

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In the Americas, one in four say violence is OK when chores aren’t done

May. 26, 2016—A new study from Vanderbilt's LAPOP researchers shows that a high percentage of men in the Americas approve of or 'understand' a man striking his wife if she neglects household chores

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Brazil: Impeachment, Zika, and the Summer Olympics 2016

May. 20, 2016—Latin American historian Marshall Eakin will discuss the impact of recent political and economic turmoil in Brazil on the Summer Olympics when he speaks at 6:30 p.m. June 6 at the Williamson County Library.

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Anthropology Ph.D. student wins prestigious scholarship for Native Americans

Apr. 18, 2016—Antonio Villaseñor-Marchal, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, has won this year’s Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship from the Society of American Archaeology.

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Brazilian government losing respect of citizens quickly: LAPOP

Apr. 1, 2016—Public opinion date gathered by Vanderbilt University's Latin American Public Opinion Project shows that the people of Brazil have lost confidence in their political institutions.

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