You may know someone who has undergone bariatric surgery — an intense medical procedure that reduces the size of a person’s stomach to help with rapid weight loss.
On Monday, May 3, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities divisi
A new study by researchers, including Arizona State University graduate student Maryse Biernat, verifies the age of one of the oldest specimens
The ASU Graduate College has announced the awardees of the fifth annual Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Awards.
Modern humans are the world’s apex predator. For tens of thousands of years, deep into the Stone Age, humans hunted and killed the largest animals on land and sea. How?
Thirty years ago, clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay drew attention to similarities between the trauma experienced by Greek warriors, as documented in the epic poem “The Iliad,” and Vietnam vetera
While guidelines from the World Health Organization call for frequent handwashing, physical distancing and proper sanitation to limit the spread of COVID-19, a recent analysis shows how water
One of the world’s foremost experts in paleoanthropology, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, known for major fossil discoveries in the African Rift Valley and extensive scholarship in human origins science,
In a battle between a boar and a bobcat, who would win? What about between a group of Neandertals and a giant short-faced bear?
It’s the year 1500. A buyer and a seller are haggling in the massive Aztec marketplace of Tlatelolco, over chiles, cacao beans or copal incense perhaps. It’s getting heated.
Arizona State University's School of Human Evolution and Social Change marked World Anthropology Day earlier this month, hosting a celebration on social media and a virtual movie night.
In the last 60,000 years, humans have emerged as an ecologically dominant species and have successfully colonized every terrestrial habitat.
Humans are unusual because we cooperate with each other in ways that other animals do not.
Science is society’s best method for understanding the world.
Who were the people being sacrificed in Mexico more than a thousand years ago? And why were they chosen for ritual violence?
It is at the confluence of different experiences that new theories come into being.
Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration was recently awarded four Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) seed grants from
An Arizona State University anthropology student is among a group of international researchers who this week published one of the first DNA studies of dire wolves — extinct canines that roame
Liam Gleason sat scrolling through dozens of images hoping to find something that showed diversity in anthropology for a poster they were creating.
“It’s a start.”
York, England, was founded by the Romans in A.D. 71. At about A.D. 200, the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan was the biggest city in the world. And Phoenix was settled in 1867.