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2012

“The Science of Water Art: A Citizen Science Project” – a collaborative research project that brings together professionals, community members, college students and children to think about the role

Anthropologists in Mexico City recently unearthed the skeletons of more than a dozen people dating back about 700 years.

Phoenix is built on the remains of a once prolific society known as the Hohokam.

Friends may make life more fulfilling, but they are not considered imperative to our species’ survival. So, why and how did friendship evolve to become such an important part of humanity?

Three years ago, two Arizona State University faculty members met in the small southern Illinois town of Kampsville to discuss the future of the nearby Center for American Archeology (CAA), opened

Elinor Ostrom, a research professor at Arizona State University who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2009 and was named among Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2012, died June 12 at

Sander van der Leeuw, the dean of the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, is among the six winners of the 2012 United Nations

Leanne Nash was the first female professor and only primatologist on campus when she joined Arizona State University’s Department of Anthropology 41 years ago.

Fort William Henry – immortalized in James Fenimore Cooper’s "The Last of the Mohicans" – had a short but bloody history.

Arizona State University mathematical epidemiologist Gerardo Chowell-Puente recently led a team of U.S. and Mexican researchers in examining the 2009 H1N1 mortality rate in Mexico.

The popular perception of archaeology is a team of dusty individuals in wide-brimmed hats unearthing treasures from a pharaoh’s tomb or an ancient collection of Native American artifacts.

Editor's Note: Arizona State University baseball will take on the University of Washington in three games May 18-20 in Tempe.  Re

Along with Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert, ASU's own Elinor Ostrom was named among Time

An Arizona State University museum exhibit is reaching new audiences after traveling to the Tempe History Museum.

Ana Magdalena Hurtado, ASU professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, has been elected to join the 2012 cohort of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

An Arizona State University media team recently trekked to the Mesoamerican ruins of Teotihuacán with the goal of using high-end technology to capture the essence and magnitude of this ancient city

Regional “Reggie” Carrillo is a devoted student and a passionate social justice advocate.

William Schaffer already is something of an expert in the field of bioarchaeology.

Scientists say worldwide collections, existing experts and technology make charting 10 million species in less than 50 years achievable; a necessary step to sustain planet’s biodiversity

The term “resilience” is popping up often these days in discussions about issues of sustainability. But what does it mean, and why should we care about it?

Do you know what Geronimo and yawning have in common?

And why, in Arizona many years ago, sleeping in wet sheets didn’t mean you had a nighttime accident?

The future of the oceans, poverty alleviation, global trade, biodiversity and food security are among research areas that will be at the core of the “Planet under Pressure” (PUP) conference this mo

Children eight to 12 years old can learn how to investigate the past during the Junior Archaeologist Field Day at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center on Saturday, April 28. The event goes from 10 a.m.

Helping a friend and telling the truth are both virtuous choices in their own right. But when faced with a decision between the two, it becomes a moral dilemma.

By Margaret Coulombe, Skip Derra, Jenny Green, Richard Harth and Carol Hughes

Medical anthropologist Alexandra Brewis Slade has been named the director of ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

Editor's Note: Arizona State University basketball will take on the University of Southern California on Feb 25.

Editor's Note: This professor profile is part of a series that looks at the achievements of seven outstanding f

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