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Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak

The Department of Anthropology's Hendrik Poinar featured in a Nature International Journal of Science article | DNA of 500-year-old bacteria is first direct evidence of an epidemic — one of humanity's deadliest — that occurred after Spanish conquest.

Feb 17, 2017

Picturing Deportation: The Rhetorics and Technologies of Immigration Restriction from 1900 to 2017

The Department of Anthropology presents: Jay Dolmage, Associate Professor of English, University of Waterloo, Thurs., Feb. 16 , 3:30 p.m., DeGroote School of Business (DSB), Room 505

Feb 07, 2017

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Dr. Brian Boyd, Columbia University

Title: "Making Archaeology Work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories", Date: Tuesday, Feb 14, Location: Degroote School of Business, Room 505, Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Feb 07, 2017

Sessional faculty teaching positions

The Department of Anthropology is advertising a number of spring and summer courses as sessional faculty teaching positions.

Jan 31, 2017

Company's test for Beothuk DNA called bogus by geneticists

CBC News recently interviewed the Anthropology Department's Ana Duggan, a geneticist at McMaster University's Ancient DNA Centre in Hamilton about the likelihood of verifying Beothuk DNA.

Jan 27, 2017

Monks had their flesh ripped off before burial

Department of Anthropology recently defended PhD Robert Stark, findings from 1,000-year-old monastery in Sudan reveals the grisly ritual

Jan 23, 2017

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

Title: "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ritual Violence among the Ancient Maya", Date: Tues., Jan.17, Location: DeGroote School of Business (DSB), Room 505, Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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 DNA

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