Topic: Anthropology

UT Study Cracks Coldest Case: How Lucy Died

Aug. 29, 2016

Lucy, the most famous fossil of a human ancestor, probably died after falling from a tree, according to a study appearing in Nature led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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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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The Crisis of Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

June 22, 2015

We are still reeling over the massacre of nine worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This act of terror was another reminder we are living in dark times in Black America – the new nadir.

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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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President Obama, Deception Will Not Work: It's Time to End Family Detention

May 20, 2015

President Obama and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have failed again to deliver real change.

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