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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

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 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

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

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