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Tina Warinner one of 9 trailblazing women scientists profiled in Science magazine

April 2, 2020

“I don’t like the mad scientist image because it’s really inaccurate in many ways. It always portrays scientists as being alone, and I don’t know any scientists who work alone.” Anthropologist Christina Warinner is a pioneer in applying DNA analysis to the study of ancient human cultures.

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Ofer Bar-Yosef (1937-2020)

March 23, 2020

Ofer Bar-Yosef (1937-2020)

March 23, 2020

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Prof. Ofer Bar-Yosef, the George G. and Janet G.B. MacCurdy Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, Emeritus in the Anthropology Department at Harvard University. Prof. Bar-Yosef passed away peacefully in his home in Kfar Saba, Israel on Saturday, March 14th, 2020. Prof. Bar-Yosef was the epitome...

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Professor Matthew Liebmann featured in the Harvard Gazette's "To Serve Better"

February 26, 2020

The Harvard Gazette interviews Professor Liebmann on his research at Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. The Gazette's yearlong "To Serve Better" project shares "stories of people committed to public purpose and to making a positive difference in communities throughout the country". Their selection to spotlight Professor Liebmann comes as no surprise to this department. The principle of inclusivity required of community-based archaeology underscores Liebmann's persistence towards indigenous equity in archaeological research and practice.

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Paul Tamburro's Experience at the SHA Conference

February 24, 2020

As an Archaeology concentrator considering further graduate studies, it was really exciting to participate in the 2020 Society for Historical Archaeology conference in Boston. I gave a short presentation at a forum on the Harvard Yard Archaeology Project and also had the opportunity to discuss the dig with visitors to the Peabody Museum’s “Digging Veritas” exhibit during an evening reception. Both experiences were very informative for my academic and professional development. At the reception, I learned how to succinctly present the projects’ aims and...

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Veronika Kusumaryati's film 'Expedition Content' will be premiered at the 70th Berlin international Film Festival

February 19, 2020

Expedition Content

Ernst Karel, Veronika Kusumaryati. USA.2020. 78 min. English, Mid Grand Valley Dani, Dutch.

 

In 1961, filmmaker Robert Gardner organized the Harvard Peabody Expedition to Netherlands New Guinea (today West Papua). Funded by the Dutch colonial government and private donations, and consisting of several wealthy Americans wielding 16mm film cameras, still photographic cameras, reel-to-reel tape recorders, and a microphone, the expedition settled for five months in the Baliem Valley, among the Hubula people. It...

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Professor Anne Becker is the new Dean for Critical and Academic Affairs at the Harvard Medical School

December 20, 2019

Anne Becker, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Blavatnik Institute at HMS, will be the new dean for clinical and academic affairs, effective April 1, 2020.

Becker, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, is an accomplished clinician and researcher with expertise in psychiatry and medical anthropology. Her research and...

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Jessica Ding '20 is one of Harvard Crimson's 15 Most Interesting Seniors

December 16, 2019

Concentrator Jessica Ding talks about music, medicine, and her experience at Harvard in the Harvard Crimson's Fifteen Minute Magazine article titled "15 Most Interesting Seniors 2020". A brief excerpt below:

“Anthropology really emphasizes how individual everybody is,” she says. The medical anthropologists she met emphasized that people differ in illness not simply from a biological perspective, but also in the ways they experience illness itself.

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