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Christian Tryon awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation

Christian Tryon awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation

September 20, 2017

Christian Tryon was recently awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation’s Archaeometry Program for his project entitled “Improved dating of archaeological materials with coordinated stable isotope studies”. He is co-principal investigator (PI) on this grant, with Dr. Warren Sharp at the Berkeley Geochronology Center as PI. This grant is to develop the use of U-series dating on ostrich eggshell fragments in concert with other dating methods and paleoenvironmental proxies for application to sites across Africa and Eurasia.

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National University of Trujillo to honor Gary Urton

July 24, 2017

On July 26, the National University of Trujillo, Peru, honored Gary Urton with a presentation of the university’s publication of the Spanish translation of his recently published book, Inka History in Knots: Reading Khipus as Primary Sources (University of Texas Press, 2017). Later in the evening, the university honored him with an ‘honoris causa’ ceremony, awarding him an honorary doctorate from the National University of Trujillo.

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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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