Department of Anthropology News

Joint Prehistoric Rock Art Restoration Project Receives National Award

A partnership between UT, federal and state agencies, Indian tribes, and other stakeholders to save a set of centuries-old Native American petroglyphs, pictographs, and historic signatures in Alabama has been honored with a prestigious national preservation award. The initiative brought together researchers and local volunteers to camouflage and remove graffiti that had impacted the images at the Painted Bluff site in Marshall County, Alabama.

Jantz Featured in CNN, USA Today, Huffington Post about New Amelia Earhart Theory

For decades, many have assumed that legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart died in a plane crash. Researchers believe they have new evidence that supports the theory that she may have died as a castaway on a remote island. Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology, reviewed measurements of bones that may have belonged to Earhart.

Gizmodo, Other Outlets Feature Study on Human Limb Growth

Gizmodo, Science Daily, and Phys.org recently featured a study co-authored by Kristen Savell, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology. The paper is among the first to document how evolutionary selection has shaped variation in human limbs across the globe.

In Memoriam: Michael H. Logan

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Michael H. Logan, a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, passed away Saturday, May 21. He was 74.