Anthropology

UC Riverside storybooks

How storybook lessons impart scholastic success

Differences in children's literature in the U.S., Mexico and China may help explain academic performance.

Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA)

Indiana Jones meets the sea

New Scripps center launches to study how marine environments influenced ancient societies. Hopefully there's no snakes.

UC Davis human fossil

Scientist helps excavate oldest-known human fossils — and their dinner

Discovery of 300,000-year-old human ancestors pushes back our origins by 100,000 years.

Miranda Eve UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz genetics lab helps solve the mystery of 'Miranda Eve'

UC scientists team up to identify the remains of 19th-century baby Jane Doe found in San Francisco backyard.

UC Berkeley silk road

UC Berkeley to open first university center for Silk Road study in North America

$5M gift from the Tang family launches new interdisciplinary hub.

UC San Diego Jade pendant

A pendant fit for a king

One of the largest Mayan jades found to date, containing a historical text, is discovered.

Ulama UC Santa Cruz

Ancient Mesoamerican myth brought to life in new video game

Alums become rapidly successful on one of the internet's largest online game platforms.

UC Santa Barbara Tsimane

A land without heart disease

80-year-olds in an indigenous population in Bolivia have the same arterial age as Americans in their mid-fifties. Why?

Ethiopia UCLA Wendrich

UCLA archaeologist enlists community to help preserve cultural heritage in Ethiopia

Locals jump in to protect their ancient treasures.

UC Santa Cruz Klingon

From Klingon to Dothraki: Understanding invented languages

Students will explore why people make up new dialects.

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