Anthropology

Plants reveal how people lived in Bears Ears

Was this national monument “landscaped” for the use of the people?


Humans of the U: Grayson Hull

“In 2017, I saw an announcement in the pre-med newsletter that the Prison Education Project was starting and they needed volunteers. My mom is a school teacher, so education is pretty important in my family, and I thought it’d be a good thing to get involved in.”


MELDING PERSPECTIVES, FINDING SOLUTIONS

Society, Water and Climate Research Group melds scientific perspectives toward finding sustainable water solutions in a changing world.


Birth of the Antiquities Act

NHMU anthropological and paleontological collections include objects from areas in Utah protected by the American Antiquities Act, which authorized the U.S. president to designate land owned or controlled by the government as national monuments.


HUMANS OF THE U: ALLISON WOLFE

Allison Wolfe was drawn to zooarchaeology for its mystery and its historical clue-finding.


WE ARE FAMILY

Math simulations support theory of “socially enforced nepotism.”


TEACHING ELEVATED

New teaching Wasatch Experience workshop for faculty and doctoral teaching assistants provides tools for incorporating sustainability into the curriculum.


USING MILITARY EXPERIENCE TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

Student veteran Rachael Barkie plans to use her experience dealing with conflict and the complexities of different ideologies and cultures to help policymakers find nuanced solutions to difficult environmental problems.


A TALE OF TWO BABIES

Ancient babies boost Bering land bridge layover with DNA linking many Native Americans to infants in Alaskan grave.


TWO ROUTES FOR MONKEY LOVE

Across the animal kingdom, males hoot and holler to attract females and ward off competing suitors, but howler monkeys evolve two sex tactics to pass on their genes.