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For a quick look at the research our faculty conducts, browse our research snaps. Snaps are short, readable summaries of research which emphasize why research matters.

Research SNAPS:

To learn more about the research we do in Anthropology, browse our research snaps.  Snaps are short, readable summaries of what we do, what we discover, and why it matters. 

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Research SNAPS: Making Humanitarian Action Possible

Delivering humanitarian aid in postwar societies can be difficult in the face of political pressures and great demand for limited resources. In order for aid to be effective, the criteria for what constitutes legitimate humanitarian action must be...

Read more about Andrew Gilbert's research...

Research SNAP: A Conversation With the Past Through Modern Mummification

Until recently modern mummification using traditional techniques had not been performed. A modern mummy, however, offers a unique and valuable connection between modern research and the ancient world.

Learn more about Andrew Wade's research...

Research SNAPS: Early Humans in the Aegean Basin

This McMaster project is helping to rewrite the migration routes early humans took to reach Europe, with archaeologists’ discoveries at the site of Stélida on the Cycladic island of Naxos (southern Greece) suggesting that our early ancestors were in...

Learn more about Tristan Carter's research...

Tina Moffat

Ph.D. Anthropology, McMaster University1998


Associate Professor

Research SNAPS: Fight Childhood Obesity with Government-Funded School Meal Programs

School meal programs that provide every child with a lunch may be an appropriate long-term strategy to tackle the rising rate of childhood obesity. These government-funded programs do this by addressing household food insecurity and promoting food...

Learn more about Christina Moffat's research...

Research SNAPS: Staging history for Thailand’s far south: fantasy for a supposedly pliant Muslim community

By developing an “official” history of its land, the Thailand's government tries to ignore internal problems in its Muslim-dominant far south provinces. Moreover, the absence of any serious attempt to interpret the resurgence of violence and to...

Learn more about Kee Howe Yong's research...

Research SNAPS: A Comparison of Craft Learning in the Lake Titicaca Basin

The ceramic making practices contribute to and reflect political and economic processes. In addition, these practices around the Southern Lake Titicaca Basin were not confined but spread to other regions through various sociopolitical means.

Learn more about Andrew Roddick's research...

Research SNAPS: Why Have Infants Been Buried this Way?

Archaeological records show that when infants die, their burial is often absent, simple, or segregated from burial grounds of others in their community. This trend, along with exceptions, is best explained by a view based on psychology-based...

Learn more about Aubrey Canon's research...

Research SNAPS: A Look at Bones of War

Knowing the age-at-death of individuals who died in the past is critical for our understanding of past events and living conditions. Techniques such as Transition Analysis of the auricular surface and examination of epiphyseal development and fusion...

Learn more about Megan Brickley's research...