Climate change is impacting Peruvian farmers and those who heal them. A UA researcher documents the story on film while trying to help sustain an ancient medical tradition.
Posts Tagged ‘Anthropology’
Posted on June 1st, 2015 by Chris Bryant
Posted on October 4th, 2012 by Chris Bryant
It’s time for another fight inside a large, second floor lab within The University of Alabama’s Science and Engineering Complex.
Posted on June 22nd, 2011 by Chris Bryant
If tomorrow’s archaeologists are inspired by an approach taken by Dr. Lisa LeCount, they might be tempted one day to learn about the long ago lives of Prince William and Kate Middleton by looking a bit further down the hierarchal chain.
Posted on February 21st, 2011 by Chris Bryant
Astronomers, like scientists in many other fields, are turning in increasing numbers to “citizen scientists,” members of the general public who often have zero formal training in science but who have a keen interest in a particular topic and show both a willingness and an aptitude to contribute.
Posted on April 15th, 2010 by Chris Bryant
Shells from mollusks presented to the dead during ancient funeral ceremonies are keys to helping a University of Alabama geologist gauge ocean movements near the Peruvian coast from as much as 13,000 years ago.
Posted on August 4th, 2009 by Chris Bryant
Almost 500 years after Hernando De Soto explored the Americas, University of Alabama researchers are reinvigorating efforts to break one of many links between fruitless searches and the Spanish conquistador.
Posted on April 13th, 2007 by Matthew Muro
Carved across the surface of a 26-pound stone slab unearthed in Veracruz, Mexico is the oldest known writing ever discovered in the Americas, according to a paper published in the Sept. 15 issue of the journal Science by a 7-person team of archaeologists, including Dr. Richard A. “Dick” Diehl, professor of anthropology at The University of Alabama.
Posted on December 19th, 2006 by Matthew Muro
Don’t call him a break dancer; Wesley Nixon is a b-boy. While the ‘b’ does originate from the word break, it’s considered to some an insult to call it break dancing, a term coined by the media in the 1980s.
Posted on December 9th, 2005 by Matthew Muro
A $3 million makeover of the Moundville Archaeological Park’s museum will allow display of its world-class Mississippian Indian artifacts in a manner befitting the site of one of the Top 100 tourist events in the United States and Canada.
Posted on December 8th, 2005 by Matthew Muro
Twenty-eight flat-topped earthen mounds, covered in grass, rise from the ground at the outskirts of Moundville, the small Alabama town that owes its name to their presence. The area’s tranquility belies the bustling economic and ceremonial center this place, at one time the largest city north of Mexico, once was.