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Anthropology

July 14, 2020

Esteemed anthropologist and archaeologist Professor Mark Aldenderfer, who retired this month from UC Merced, has been awarded the Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship Endowed Chair, the university announced. Aldenderfer is the second UC Merced faculty member to receive the one-year...
Cloth remains found in the Samdzong tomb complex in Nepal by UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer suggest the village might have been part of the long-distance trade network of the Silk Road. Textile and dye analyses of the cloth — the results of which...
Two UC Merced faculty members with distinguished, international research careers recently became the campus’s first John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chairs. Professor Mark Aldenderfer, who served as dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and...
Mark Aldenderfer, dean of the UC Merced School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, will speak this weekend as a guest lecturer at Kshitij, the annual “techno-management fest” of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. IIT Kharagpur, the...
Most archaeologists have to dig in the field, but Professor Holley Moyes digs deeper than most. Her research takes her more than 400 feet into the Belize underground, where ancient Maya caves hold evidence of rituals to appease gods of fertility and rain...
Two UC Merced graduate students will continue their research into world heritage with the support of prestigious Marie Curie Fellowships. Fabrizio Galeazzi and Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco were each awarded Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for...
The youngest University of California campus is now the steward of some ancient remains. Columbian mammoth bones dating back to the last Ice Age were transferred recently to a storage facility at UC Merced’s building at Castle Commerce...
Nation-states, as we know them, have been built and rebuilt since the 18th century. Professor Robin DeLugan is an expert in nation-building and recently published a case study examining how the process has changed in the 21st century. Using post-civil...
With a growing collection of artifacts and replicas, UC Merced’s anthropology teaching laboratory gives students the ability to hold history in their hands. Students taking anthropology courses are able to study replica casts from Australopithecus,...
From the caves of Belize to laboratories in Japan, UC Merced faculty members and students are abroad conducting research this summer across the globe. Though the semester ended in mid-May, the campus’ focus on creating and sharing new knowledge continues...

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