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2009

February

A sizeable collection of more then 300 pieces of folk art from all over Latin America (including Peru, Mexico, Haiti, Costa Rica and Ecuador) became homeless after the disestablishment of ASU’s Cen

This year is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, and the British naturalist is receiving a lot of attention.

Computer simulation shows early humans had jaws to eat diet of hard seeds and nuts

January

Few researchers engage engineering, history, science fiction and philosophy in the course of their work.

Imagine reciting your wedding vows at sunset in the midst of looming hills and ancient petroglyphs, with desert wildlife joining the crowd of well-wishers.

2008

December

Every year, New Times releases a special edition dedicated to recognizing excellence throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.

For almost 100 years, researchers have known that the ancient Nasca of South America took trophy heads. However, the origin of the modified skulls has long been debated.

Assistant professor Jameson Wetmore of ArizonaStateUniversity’s

November

What was life like in the ancient Andes? Kelly J.

Tattoos may be all the rage in modern culture, but ironically, traditional indigenous tattooing practices are waning.

October

There’s a new kind of math being taught at ASU, and it goes something like this: Take one globalized world, multiply by billions of people and add an influenza virus.

Thirsty? Imagine the fear, anxiety and desperation of not knowing when or from where you will get your next sip of water.

Sophisticated climate and environmental data will be combined with social science knowledge by a team of Arizona State University researchers investigating human vulnerability to deadly heat exposu

The ASU Museum of Anthropology invites the public to the opening celebration of its 9th annual Día de los Muertos Festival Exhibit from 5-7 p.m., Oct.

The “Origins of Human Uniqueness” lecture series launches this month with a special presentation by Robert Boyd.

Arizona State University doctoral student Scott Ortman, a rising star in the field of Southwest archaeology, is helping to close the gap between theory and data with his training in quantitative an

The 3.2-million-year-old Australopith named Lucy has been called the poster child for human evolution.

Professor Leanne Nash of ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change has been selected by the American Society of Primatologists to receive the 2008 Distinguished Primatologist Award.

September

Faculty members from ASU’s School of Letters & Sciences will discuss women, war, violence, religion and politics during its first community lecture series at the Downtown Phoenix campus

Archaeology is becoming an increasingly valuable resource in the field of sustainability studies.

The front windows of Arizona State University’s Museum of Anthropology currently frame a very special collection of artwork: 24 paintings by refugee children now living in Arizona.

August

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is making headlines as a Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick for 2008.

Photo credit: Mike Hettwer, Courtesy Project Exploration

July

The greatest danger in a pandemic flu outbreak is that it could spread quickly and devastate a broad swath of people across the United States before there is much of a chance to react.

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