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WSU researchers extract nicotine from ancient dental plaque for the first time
February 27, 2018

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Woman Smoking PULLMAN, Wash. – A team of scientists including researchers from Washington State University has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from plaque, also known as “dental calculus”, on the teeth of ancient tobacco users.

Computer models find ancient solutions to modern problems
December 20, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University archaeologists are at the helm of new research using sophisticated computer technology to learn how past societies responded to climate change.

Oct. 6: How archaeology aids modern resilience, sustainability
September 19, 2016

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

jeremy-sabloff-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Anthropologist Jeremy A. Sabloff will discuss how archaeology can make a difference in today’s world at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Todd Hall 276 at Washington State University.

Class partners with tribe for authentic experience
April 21, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

MarceauRICHLAND, Wash. – Students got to dig deep in a Washington State University Tri-Cities class recently, exploring archaeology while uncovering authentic materials provided by local Native Americans.

Study: How environment may have affected ancient societies
June 1, 2015

ancient-DNA-from-Photos-dot-comPULLMAN, Wash. – A new study in PLOS ONE shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains. This could improve understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world.

Archaeologist earns award for research in American Southwest
December 15, 2014

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Koehler-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Tim Kohler, regents professor of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology, fell in love with the pinion juniper forests and rugged terrain of the American Southwest’s Four Corners region almost 40 years ago. His research paints a vivid picture of what life was like for the area’s ancient inhabitants and helped unravel the causes behind its massive depopulation at the end of the 13th century.

Sept. 2: Historian kicks off common reading series
August 29, 2014

Garbology-100PULLMAN, Wash. – “One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure: Historical Archaeology and the Study of Garbage,” a free, public presentation by history instructor Ken Faunce, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in CUE 203 at Washington State University.