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Anthropologist discovers clues to first Americans

PULLMAN, Wash. – For more than a decade, Washington State University molecular anthropologist Brian Kemp has teased out the ancient DNA of goose and salmon bones from Alaska, human remains from North and South America and human coprolites—ancient poop—from Oregon and the American Southwest.

WSU welcomes history students for research exploration

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries PULLMAN, Wash. – From sewing a miniature book binding to watching a demonstration of shaping a stone tool, nearly 200 eighth-graders from Lincoln Middle School recently took a whirlwind tour of library sciences and anthropological research at Washington State University to prepare for their final history project this spring.

Dale Chihuly blankets on display at Museum of Art

PULLMAN – The Museum of Art at WSU will exhibit “Wrapped in Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of Native American Trade Blankets,” Oct. 3 – Dec. 19.   “Wrapped in Tradition” includes 80 vintage Native American trade blankets from the personal collection of the master of glass, Dale Chihuly. Also on view will be numerous pieces […]

WSU Vancouver showcases research and art

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Some of Washington State University Vancouver’s top research and art projects from the past year will be on display for the public 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 20 in the fourth annual Research Showcase. Five oral presentations, 33 posters, one 3-D display, four […]

WSU professor named Fulbright Senior Specialist

PULLMAN–Karen Denise Lupo, associate professor of anthropology at Washington State University, has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist and has accepted an assignment in Chile. Left: Lupo is pictured with an Aka elephant hunter and his grandson in May while Lupo was doing fieldwork in the Central African Republic. Lupo is a zooarchaeologist. She studies […]

Smithsonian home to WSU anthropology prof’s bones

WASHINGTON — In a dim hallway in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, anthropologist David Hunt opens a dingy green cabinet and pulls out a drawer full of human bones. “This,” he says, “is Grover Krantz.” …. Krantz spent 30 years at Wazzu, teaching anthropology, human evolution and forensics while running the university’s anthropology […]

Prof lands fellowship to write book on Kurds

PULLMAN – Diane E. King, adjunct professor of anthropology at Washington State University, is a recipient of the 2006–2007 Howard Foundation Fellowship. King received her doctorate degree in anthropology in 2000 and has been conducting research in the Middle East and teaching at the American University of Beirut. “We received 120 applications nationwide and had […]

Prof’s research featured in Scientific American magazine

PULLMAN — The work of Washington State University anthropology professor Timothy A. Kohler will be highlighted in the July 2005 issue of Scientific American magazine.   Utilizing grants from the National Science Foundation, Kohler is principal investigator of a project that is helping to create new understanding about settlement system changes in the U.S. Southwest […]