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2019

Before becoming the first trained anthropologist to helm the American Anthropological Association, Ed Liebow got his start at Arizona State University’

For those who study humanity, it’s tough to get the big picture if they limit themselves to the culture, history and environment of just one place.

Fitness goals are typically at the forefront of New Year’s resolutions for many Americans.

The work of ASU archaeologists has been in the spotlight thanks to the Phoenix Art Museum’s current exhibition "Teotihuacan: City of Water, Ci

Anxious mothers may pass the stress hormone cortisol on to their babies through breast milk — but how does it affect infant development?

Excavations in Mexico recently unearthed the first known temple dedicated to Xipe Totec, a god of the ancient Popoloca people who was associated with fertility and regeneration.

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Arizona State University's Tempe campus, the Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory analyzes samples from across the globe — such as plants, bones, dirt, textiles and

2018

Researchers recently announced the discovery of a previously unknown, ancient strain of the plague, which they found in the bones of a Swedish woman who was buried 5,000 years ago.

As Arizona State University senior sustainability scientists Nalini Chhetri and 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement.

Scientists have discovered a spider that, uncharacteristically for its kind, nurtures its young and produces a fluid with milk-like properties.

You’re a human and you need food. What do you do?

A young American man was recently killed by the indigenous inhabitants of North Sentinel Island — one of the few uncontacted human groups on the planet, known to be violent towards intruders — whil

Social and behavioral science has a bias problem, argues Arizona State University Professor Daniel Hruschka in The Conversation.

By tracing the growth lines in adolescent Neanderthal teeth — which leave a record like tree rings — researchers gained fascinating insights into Neanderthal childhood.

Africa harbors the greatest diversity of large-bodied mammals today, though this was not always the case.

Every year at Arizona State University, one program works to bring students from different universities and even countries together to solve real-world problems, connect with internationally renown

Wildfires have a more damaging and lasting effect on poor and minority communities, according to a new study recently outlined in The New York Times.

Five Arizona State University faculty members have been named President’s Professors, an honor that recognizes faculty who have made substantial contributions to undergraduate education.

There is a problem with the set of tools social scientists use to study human behavior.

Imagine a renaissance city where revolutionary ideas in urban planning, politics, economy, ecology and the arts all arose at the same time, creating a high standard of living that was largely equit

Most archaeological fieldwork in the U.S. is federally mandated for historic preservation.

In the Maya city of Copán lies a crypt holding the remains of 16 jaguars and pumas.

Why and when did humans begin to rely on culturally transmitted information? Does culture allow humans to adapt to a wide range of ecological habitats?

Understanding the relationship between Earth history and human evolution is an enduring challenge of broad scientific and public interest.

Amy Jacobson, an Arizona State University alumna and evolutionary anthropologist, is taking to the big screen this month in a feature film about climate change, energy and the future of humanity na

Think about where you are right now. Your office chair, your living room couch, your spot of shady sidewalk. The land under your feet has a story to tell.

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