Topic: Anthropology

Clues from Ancient Maya Reveal Lasting Impact on Environment

Sept. 3, 2015
Tim and Sheryl Beach

Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence today’s environmental conditions, according to researchers at UT Austin.

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Anthropologists Find Clues in Ancient DNA

May 28, 2015
Rick Smith, UT Austin anthropology researcher

A new study by UT Austin anthropologists shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may lead to further understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world.

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Blanton Exhibition Highlights Art of Ancient Andes, Explores Relationship Between Art and Environment

Dec. 9, 2013

[caption id="attachment_43623" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Moche stirrup spout bottle Early Intermediate Period (100-800 CE) ceramic. Photo courtesy Mark Menjivar."][/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  The Blanton Museum of Art, in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, will present a special selection of objects that illuminate the lifestyle, technological achievements and ideology of pre-Inka (also known as "Inca") cultures among the coastal Andes of South America. "Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes," on view Feb. 1 through June 22, 2014, features 80 extraordinary works from the university's collections, ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and modeled effigies.

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Dance revolution

March 19, 2012
Dance revolution

Senior Cooper Neely took unexpected steps to his major in dance. He's now one of the stars performing lead roles in the program's spring show, "Catalyst."

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The mysteries of fossils, rocks and artifacts

Jan. 17, 2012
The mysteries of fossils, rocks and artifacts

In this video, Texas Natural Science Center experts help visitors of all ages identify natural objects they've found, and the results are often surprising.

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