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Ancient female skeleton from Troy yields oldest known form of maternal infection

Researchers at McMaster’s Ancient DNA Centre and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have sequenced the complete genomes of two forms of bacteria found in tissue samples dating back to the 13th century. They were collected from a woman, thought to have been about 30-years-old and likely pregnant when she died.

Jan 11, 2017

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Andrew Scherer, Brown University | Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ritual Violence among the Ancient Maya"

Title: "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ritual Violence among the Ancient Maya", Date: Tuesday, Jan.17, Location: DeGroote School of Business (DSB), Room 505, Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Jan 10, 2017

Neanderthals in a boat? Not such a far-fetched notion after all

Department of Anthropology research bolsters theory that our primitive cousins were more sophisticated than previously thought.

Jan 01, 2017

2,000-year-old human remains confirm presence of malaria during the Roman Empire

McMaster Anthropology researchers, Hendrik Poinar and Tracy Prowse help uncover evidence of malaria in Italy during height of Roman Empire.

Dec 05, 2016

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Natasha Myers, York University

Title: From Edenic Apocalypse to Gardens Against Eden: Plants and People in and after the Anthropocene, Date: Tuesday, Dec.6: Location: AN Bourns Science Building, Room A404 Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Nov 29, 2016

Anthropology Student Recognized for extraordinary community service by Ontario University Athletics

Meet Gabriel Ghiglione, a young men who cares "a whole awful lot."

Nov 18, 2016

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Shannon Novak, Syracuse University | Corporeal Congregations and Asynchronous Lives: Unpacking the Pews at Spring Street

Title: "Corporeal Congregations and Asynchronous Lives: Unpacking the Pews at Spring Street" Date: Tuesday, Nov. 22 Location: AN Bourns Science Building, Room A404 Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Nov 15, 2016

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Genetic insights of the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk cultures of Newfoundland

Speaker: Dr. Ana Duggan, McMaster University, Title: “Genetic insights of the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk cultures of Newfoundland” Date: Tuesday, Nov 8 Location: AN Bourns Science Building Room A404, Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Nov 01, 2016

Teaching the Archaeology of Death

Halloween is the one time of the year when people dress up as their favourite superhero, meme, pun, or living dead character. In Anthropology 3DD3, Archaeology of Death, Dr. Aubrey Cannon discusses the imagery of death and how people can be horrified by things like the skull and crossbones as a design element to evoke fear.

Oct 31, 2016

Anthropologist welcomes zombies in the classroom

“The Anthropology of Zombies and the ‘Undead,’” a fourth-year course that explores the cultural fascination with the beings that occupy the space between life and death.

Oct 30, 2016

Anthropology Seminar Series | (Il)legality, Emergency, and the Struggle over the Commons: Water Politics in Campania

Andrea Muehlebach , University of Toronto Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:30-5:00PM Room A404 AN Bourns Science Building

Oct 17, 2016

Ancient DNA Research

McMaster Anthropology graduate students Matthew Emery and Katherine Eaton on Global News talking about aDNA

May 26, 2016

Digging for Treasure in Sudan: An Unforgettable Experience

New Op Ed piece by PhD candidate, Matt Emery, in today's Hamilton Spectator

Mar 30, 2016

Anthropology Colloquium Series | “Models and Imprints: An Anthropology of Aegean Bronze Age Art”

Speaker: Dr. Carl Knappett, University of Toronto Title: “Models and Imprints: An Anthropology of Aegean Bronze Age Art” Date: Tuesday, March 29 Location: Room 607, Chester New Hall Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Mar 21, 2016

Anthropology Career Night

Department of Anthropology Career Night Wednesday, March 9 from 5-7pm CNH B107

Mar 09, 2016

MAS Movie and Games Social

Room 224, MUSC Floor 2 4:30pm, Thursday January 28th, 2016

Jan 28, 2016

MAS Undergraduate Symposium

Submissions for the MAS Undergraduate Symposium due January 11, 2016

Jan 01, 2016

MAS Study Session

Thursday November 26 3:30-5:30 L310E Study with other Anthropology students. MAS executive will be on hand to answer questions.

Nov 26, 2015

MAS Holiday Social

Everyone is welcome to attend! Friday November 20 4:00 MUSC Room 214

Nov 20, 2015

MAS Movie and Games Night

Tuesday November 3rd MUSC 311/313

Nov 03, 2015

Meet the Department

Meet the Department

Oct 20, 2015