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Wild Nights: Sleep and Human Evolution: A talk by Dr. David Samson, University of Toronto, Mississauga

What does how you sleep have to do with human evolution? Our immune strength, working memory, attention, decision-making, and visual-motor performance all depend on sleep. How then could elders’ insomnia and teenagers’ penchant for staying up late have evolved? Wednesday October 3, 3:30 – 5:00 pm KTH 109 ALL WELCOME!

Oct 02, 2018

Fall Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) information sessions

Come out to learn more about the Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). The USRA provides you with an opportunity to receive funds of $3,500 to cover part-time, research-based activity over the Fall/Winter Terms.

Sep 24, 2018

The First World War and the 'forgotten' 1916 polio epidemic in New Zealand

A talk by Heather Battles, University of Aukland Wednesday, September 19, 3:30-5:30 LR Wilson Hall 1003 ALL WELCOME

Sep 19, 2018

Poverty, Advocacy, and Municipal Elections

Join us on October 2 to hear from campus and community leaders working to reduce poverty and advocate for change in Hamilton. You'll have the opportunity to hear personal stories and experiences from individuals who have been participating in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot and discuss the implications of the pilot cancellation.

Sep 18, 2018

Strands of hair provide clues into mystery surrounding doomed voyage

Lori D'Ortenzio a recent Anthropology Doctoral Graduate, has discovered further evidence indicating lead poisoning was just one of many different factors contributing to the deaths of the crew of the Franklin expedition.

Sep 07, 2018

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.

Aug 15, 2018

How cutting-edge archaeology can improve public health

McMaster Anthropology professor and Canada Research Chair, Dr. Megan Brickley, writes about her research on Vitamin D deficiency in past populations and its significance to modern public health.

Jul 21, 2018

New course! The Anthropology of Monsters and Supernatural Beings

Anthropology 3W03 C02 - Special Topics in Anthropology: The Anthropology of Monsters and Supernatural Beings Fall Term 2018 Wednesdays 7:00 - 10:00pm

Jun 13, 2018

Archaeology team in Greece takes over McMaster instagram this week

Watch the McMaster University Instagram account (@McMasterU) this week for updates from the Stelida Naxos Archaeological Project in Greece.

Jun 12, 2018

Unraveling the mystery of the Hawk Mummy

Researcher Andrew Wade from the Department of Anthropology helps shed light on 'hawk' mummy that was really human.

Jun 03, 2018

Congratulations to Tyler Murchie on the Prestigous W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Tyler James Murchie on receiving the W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research from Council Norther Studies Trust!

May 29, 2018

McMaster is planting a new flag in the quest to connect students and employers

Hire McMaster, launching Thursday, April 26, is a new, united effort to connect employers with McMaster students for co-op placements, internships and other forms of experiential learning and permanent employment for recent graduates.

May 01, 2018

Neanderthal seafaring?

New archaeological evidence from Greece suggests that early humans, including Neanderthals, traveled by sea to remote islands.

Apr 30, 2018

SPRING 2018 - ANTHROP 2D03- Available openings!

We have seats available in the Spring 2018 term for: ANTHROP 2D03 – DNA Meets Anthropology

Apr 24, 2018

Anthropology and Indigenous Studies professor, Dawn Martin-Hill, speaks with CBC

Dawn Martin-Hill is interviewed by CBC's Piya Chattopadhyay on why Six Nations communities are still without clean running water.

Apr 23, 2018

Interview with John Colarusso

Anthropology professor, John Colarusso, is profiled in the Hamilton Spectator.

Apr 23, 2018

$1M gift from Victor Koloshuk to support graduate students in Anthropology

Victor Koloshuk and his family were on campus this week for a celebration in recognition of his recent gift of more than $1-million to McMaster’s Department of Anthropology, which brings the Koloshuk family’s combined giving to $1.6-million.

Apr 19, 2018

Department of Anthropology - Career Night

What kind of non-academic jobs are there for Anthropology graduates? Come see our guest panel to find out! Thursday, March 22nd.

Mar 19, 2018

Anthropology PhD ranked second in Three Minute Thesis competition

Kaitlin East (PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology) placed second overall in the School of Graduate Studies Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Mar 16, 2018

Mapping a Giant's Genome

Tracing the evolutionary history of elephants and mammoths.

Mar 01, 2018

New Book! Constructions of Time and History in the Pre-Columbian Andes

Congratulations to Associate Professor Andrew Roddick on the publication of his co-edited book.

Feb 26, 2018