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Studying the past is key to building a brighter future, and these projects are yielding new insight into hidden histories and achievements, the ancient roots of human lifestyles, and lessons on how our contemporary communities can thrive moving forward.
From health and diet to immigration and culture, physical remains have much to tell us about ancient life. These projects examine bones, teeth and artifacts to explore the day-to-day lives of people from different times and locations around the globe.
There is no doubt that humans are a more transformational force on the planet than ever before. These projects show how we can learn from past lessons, mitigate destructive ecological tendencies, and better prepare our policies and lifestyles for current and future variables.
To know where we are going, it helps to know where we began. These projects are focused on solving the lingering mysteries of our earliest origins, as well as solidifying how we traveled and changed as a species in our nascent days.
The mechanisms of our health aren’t just medical in nature, they are also social and anthropological. These projects work to solve today’s health challenges through research, community engagement and the application of scientific principles and new models.
What goes into making you, you? Perhaps more than you think. These research projects aim to uncover all of the myriad, human-driven influences that shape our species into a diverse kaleidoscope of ideas, attitudes, behaviors and experiences.
Where statistical, social and mathematical approaches align, you’ll find cutting-edge projects aimed at understanding how human behaviors and outbreaks happen, how to track them, and how to use that information to positively and proactively reshape our lives.