Community Spotlight: Anthropolgy Open House

Feb 12, 2018

Have you ever wanted to unravel the mysteries of our past? To dig through ancient ruins? To crack a whip like Indiana Jones? 

Okay, the Indiana Jones stuff might not happen, but the University of Arkansas Department of Anthropology has an opportunity for all the wannabe archeologists and explorers out there.


In 2013, a team of cavers in South Africa discovered human-like fossils, which were eventually identified as a near relative to modern humans that is now known as Homo naledi. Since the initial discovery, an international research team has discovered more fossils of the species, and work is focusing on learning more about how Homo naledi lived some 200,000 years ago.

Community Spotlight - Anthropology Open House

Feb 20, 2017

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas will hold an open house today from 4 to 7 in the basement of Old Main.  This open house will give you the opportunity to learn about the research taking place in the department, which spans archeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology.  

courtesy photo / U of A Honors College

A new honors symposium series begins tomorrow night on the University of Arkansas campus with Peter Ungar discussing how teeth can tell us so much about our history.

Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

Late last week the discovery of a previously unknown species ...Homo naledi...made international news. Lucas Delezene, a assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas, was part of the team that worked with the fossils. He came to the Carver Center for Public Radio to talk about the work.