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In Memoriam: Stephen Williams (1926-2017)

June 5, 2017
Stephen Williams, Peabody Professor of North American Archaeology and Ethnography and former Director of the Peabody Museum, sadly passed away on June 2, 2017.
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Four Anthropology Undergraduates Awarded 2017 Hoopes Prize

June 1, 2017

Congratulations to Marisa HoulahanJennifer Kim, Ari Korotkin, and Joyce Zhou, who were among the 67 undergraduates awarded the Hoopes Prize in 2017.

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The Hoopes Prize seeks to “recognize, promote, honor, and reward excellence in the work of undergraduates and their capabilities and skills in any subject,” and is considered to be one of the highest academic commendations that Harvard University gives to undergraduates.

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Gary Urton and Eduardo Neves awarded a Lemann Brazil Research Fund Grant

May 15, 2017

Gary Urton and Eduardo Neves were recently awarded $71,000 from the Lemann Brazil Research Fund at Harvard for research and a field school, in summer, 2018, entitled: The Black Earth and Radial Villages of Acre, Brazil: Explorations of a Continent-Wide Landscape Paradigm.

 

Gazette: Jason Ur on drones as a research tool

Gazette: Jason Ur on drones as a research tool

May 8, 2017

Jason Ur discusses the growing use of drones as a research tool in academia:

“This technology — both the drones and the software to stitch the images together — is now within the reach of anyone with even a small research budget,” Ur said. “That’s what really makes this revolutionary not just for archaeologists, but for any researcher who needs to capture phenomena on the ground. In terms of the potential of drones … the democratization that this technology allows is transformative.”

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