People whose friends and family are overweight are more likely to be overweight themselves, but the reason for this is a mystery.
A 2009 Gallup Poll found that only 39 percent of Americans say they “believe in the theory of evolution,” and not surprisingly, the poll found a strong relationship between education and belief in
The Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology, in collaboration with the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, presents ALTERNATIVE, a multi-media artistic exploration of the general p
As an 18 year old, Daniel Sadoway walked away from a National Merit Scholarship to join the U.S. Army. That decision shocked many who knew Sadoway as a straight-A student who loved learning.
While serving as a Marine in Iraq, Chris Caseldine decided he wanted a career that allowed him to travel the world and learn about other cultures.
Did climate change shape human evolution? That is the question marine geologist and geochemist Peter deMenocal is trying to answer.
Marco Janssen has a doctorate in math, but he was never interested in being a mathematician.
Charles Redman, founding director of ASU's School of Sustainability, makes a case for “Anthropology as Key to Sustainability Science” in the April issue of the American Anthropological Association’
It’s often a challenge for academic institutions to effectively relay research results to the general public.
Slim bodies often are idealized by Americans, who seem to have a disparaging attitude towards fatness. But, does the rest of the world view overweight bodies the same way?
A comment from an Arizona State University biological anthropologist is the “quotation of the day” in the March 31 edition of the New Yor
When influenza pandemics arrive, the specter of disease spread through person-to-person contact can mean that schools close, hand sanitizer sales rise, and travellers stay home.
One of the most complex human mysteries involves how and why we became an outlier species in terms of biological success.
The Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology will present “Choosing a Future with Water: Lessons from the Hohokam,” an exhibition exploring the significanc
A recent eHow article on anthropology schools named Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change among the top four picks for exceptionality.
Archaeology is a vital tool in understanding the long-term consequences of human impact on the environment. Computational modeling can refine that understanding.
Kristi Lewton has a long history with anthropology. As a child, she was intrigued by fossil bones. She attended paleontological digs and cleaned fossils at a natural history museum.
The innovative work being done by anthropologist Daniel Hruschka is the subject of a new book, “Friendship: Development, Ecology, and Evolution of a Relationship,” and a recent interview with PLoS’
A group of Arizona State University students recently participated in a two-week study abroad program in Dubai.
There’s a common misconception that prior to European contact in the 15th century, the Americas were a pristine, untouched wilderness, inhabited by people who lived in complete harmony with their e
As a child, Andrea Feiler’s favorite toys were her microscope and telescope. She dreamed of becoming a scientist.
Holly Craw of the Phoenix Homeschooling Examiner is touting Arizona State University’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center as an important destination for home-school families and supporters.
January is the perfect time in Arizona to get out and see the sights – and at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center, the sights include petroglyphs.
Some of Arizona’s greatest cultural resources are not easy to find, yet when vandals discover them, tragedy can occur.
Francis P. McManamon has spent decades protecting and promoting North America’s archaeological legacy.
When Afton Chavez took her first college chemistry class, she discovered a passion for science and a desire to enter the field of medicine.