Dec. 17, 2018—Read about Vanderbilt faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.
Aug. 20, 2018—Anthropology professor Tom Dillehay and co-investigators will undertake anthropological, historical, engineering and geological studies to uncover the many forces shaping the development of the southern Andes.
Dark Side of the Mound: Vanderbilt researchers unearth clues to a mysterious Peruvian archaeological site
May. 29, 2017— About 7,500 years ago a construction project of almost unfathomable scope began taking shape along the Pacific coast of what is today northern Peru. Initially a low-lying ceremonial mound, it would become in 4,000 years’ time a monument of staggering size—100 feet tall, 320 feet long and 180 feet wide—as generations of builders amassed...
May. 29, 2017—Each Vanderbilt Travel trip offers unparalleled educational opportunities, many with Vanderbilt professors, for an exclusive “beyond the classroom” experience.
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.
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.
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.
Nov. 18, 2015—Stone tools, cooked animal and plant remains, and fire pits found in Southern Chile provide greater evidence that a nomadic people adapted to a harsh ice-age environment--the first known Americans--reached South America more than 15,000 years ago.
Apr. 3, 2013—Five Vanderbilt faculty were recognized with awards at the Spring Faculty Assembly, including an ethnomusicologist who fights the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa and a champion for minority students in gifted education programs.
Oct. 11, 2012—Tom Dillehay, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt, is among three new trustees elected to the Mercyhurst University Board of Trustees, effective Feb. 23, 2013. The new board members were elected to four-year terms during the trustees’ fall meeting Sept. 29. Dillehay is the inaugural holder of the Rebecca Webb Wilson Endowed Chair, Distinguished Professor...
Jan. 10, 2011—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.