Anthropology Department

Fossilized bones help tell the story of what human beings and our predecessors were doing hundreds of thousands of years ago. But how can you learn about important parts of our ancestors’ life cycle – like pregnancy or gestation – that leave no obvious trace in the fossil record?

The…

High prenatal growth rates found in modern people may have first evolved in ancient hominids less than a million years ago, according to estimates based on fossil teeth.

Human fetuses grow by around 11.6 grams per day on average – considerably faster than the fetuses of gorillas, the…

Two Anthropology faculty members were awarded $5,000 Pilot Grants from Western’s Research and Sponsored Programs last week. Assistant Professor of Anthropology Tesla Monson received a pilot grant to support new directions in the investigation of the primate eye. Monson, who holds a doctorate in…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

WWU Professor of Anthropology Emeritus James Loucky was named the recipient of the Howard and Rosemary Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award by the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center on Sept. 19 - the International Day of Peace. The award is named after Howard Harris, longtime professor…

Research Recap Sept. 24

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories…

Western's Disability Studies Steering Committee, History Department, English Department, and Anthropology Department will host Susan Burch, professor and director of American Studies at Middlebury College, for "Committed: Remembering Native Kinship in and beyond Institutions…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

On Friday, Feb. 5, the Associated Students of Western Washington University (ASWWU) Executive Board of Directors welcomed their new AS VP for Sustainability, Zarea Lavalais. Lavalais’ term began immediately, following the Board’s consent to the results of the 2021 special election. Lavalais is…

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