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Introducing CRESS Fellow - Daina Stanley

Daina aims to contribute to CRESS by partaking in various workshops and seminars, as well as giving a presentation about her innovative approach to penology. Being someone who is committed to the health and well-being of imprisoned communities, Dania says that her “dissertation fieldwork experience crystallized her determination to become an academic researcher working to bring about meaningful change in the lives of marginalized communities.”

Feb 07, 2018

2017 SNAP Project

2017 Stelida Naxos Archaeological Project field-team, the fifth season of this Canadian-Greek collaborative project co-directed by Dr. Tristan Carter of the Department of Anthropology.

Feb 02, 2018

McMaster-Led Network is Awarded $1.1 Million by Ontario Research Fund

The Ontario Research Fund (ORF) has awarded $1.1 million to the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) which is hosted by McMaster University.

Feb 01, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Khuong Truong

Currently enrolled as a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics, Khuong’s research interests are in labour economics, applied econometrics, and relevant public policy, with an emphasis on immigration. He currently studies the proficiency in literacy and numeracy of refugees in comparison to other immigration categories, with a focus on those who arrived as children, and their impacts on earnings gaps between immigrants and Canadian-born. His research also addresses how age at immigration affects the evolution of skills and differences in skills among immigration classes. Khuong says that his research “informs policymakers about the integration of different immigrant classes with an emphasis on those admitted as refugees.”

Jan 31, 2018

DNA analysis of ancient mummy, thought to have smallpox, points to Hepatitis B infection instead

A medieval mummy known for having the earliest case of smallpox actually had hepatitis. Hendrik Poinar from McMaster's Anthropology Department, recently co-led a study with Edward Holmes of the University of Sydney that looks to the past to help understand modern pathogens.

Jan 05, 2018

Research in Focus Series 2018

A series of lunchtime conversations for students, faculty members & staff focused on community-based research, knowledge mobilization, and research data & its management, organized by the Centre for Research in Empirical Social Sciences. Bring your lunch & CRESS will provide drinks & dessert.

Dec 27, 2017

Drawing on new research methods

McMaster Anthropologist to team up with Bosnian illustrator to investigate new forms of labour activism.

Dec 11, 2017

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Bioarchaeology of Human Disease renewed

Megan Brickley of the the Department of Anthropology is one of a handful of Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) who have recently had their chairs advanced or renewed.

Nov 12, 2017

Dental X-rays can reveal vitamin D deficiency

Now, your dentist may be able to detect vitamin D deficiency before it becomes a major problem, according to a recent study. Vitamin D deficiency, a serious but often hidden condition that can now be identified by a simple dental X-ray, McMaster anthropologists Lori D'Ortenzio and Megan Brickley have found.

Nov 07, 2017

$1M gift to attract world’s best and brightest anthropology graduate students

McMaster University’s Department of Anthropology has received a gift of more than $1-million – the largest ever made to the department – to attract and support top tier graduate students in the field of skeletal and physical anthropology.

Nov 07, 2017

McMaster Anthropologists on Donald Trump

Drs. John Colarusso and Andy Roddick weigh in on Donald Trump. Both Anthropology professors have recently published in 'The Conversation' , each with unique perspectives on Trump, his policies, and his legacy. Dr. Roddick is teaching a new course on 'archaeologies of the present' examining the impact of the deep past on the present, archaeological work of the present, with thoughts to the future.

Oct 26, 2017

McMaster experts say Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer

After months of painstaking research and analysis, an international team, including McMaster Anthropology experts, have concluded that Chile’s celebrated Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die from prostate cancer.

Oct 25, 2017

Deadly lead: how lead poisoning affected the Roman Empire

McMaster Anthropology researchers are working with a team of archaeologists from the University of Sheffield to investigate how lead poisoning affected human health in the Roman Empire.

Oct 24, 2017

DNA helps illuminate the complex population dynamics of the first peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador

McMaster Department of Anthropology's Ana Duggan and Hendrik Poinar searching for the genetic link between the Maritime Archaic and the Beothuk populations, two culturally distinct populations that lived at different times in Newfoundland for the better part of some 5,000 years.

Oct 13, 2017

Call for CRESS Graduate Fellows applications for 2017-18

PhD students registered in programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences who have reached candidacy status are invited to join the first class of CRESS Graduate Fellows.

Oct 03, 2017

Patina: The Political Life of Haunted Houses

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to present Dr. Shannon Dawdy from the University of Chicago as a Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Oct 03, 2017

Food Is About Far More Than Bodily Sustenance

Food is at the heart of culture: It is at the center of gatherings ranging from weddings to funerals, and it’s a critical part of everyday life. Not only are ingredients and recipes important but so are people’s foodways and customs. In many countries, it is common to cook a large pot of food in anticipation of uninvited guests; those who have extra food share it, and they expect to have food shared in return. Such social arrangements can increase food security in the community.

Oct 02, 2017

McMaster Archaeological XRF Lab publishes in Journal of Archaeological Science

Using Obsidian to Demonstrate Cultural Continuity in the Southern Levant: A new paper in the Journal of Archaeological Science includes Dr. Tristan Carter and past grad and undergrad student co-authors Zachary Batist and Kathryn Campeau (Both now PhD candidates at University of Toronto).

Sep 26, 2017

Dr. Karen McGarry on Kids TVO show Mystery Files

Dr. Karen McGarry Appears on Mystery Files as an expert of the undead in different cultures The undead episode airs on TVO September 11 at 6 p.m.

Sep 11, 2017

Move into LR Wilson Hall Complete for CRESS and Affiliated Labs

New spaces offer higher security and easier collaboration

Aug 11, 2017

New Anthropology Courses for Fall 2017

New courses this fall: Storytelling, Fable, and Song - The Anthropology of Oral Traditions and Archaeological Practice in Ontario - An Introduction to Academic and Consultant Archaeologies

Jul 24, 2017