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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...
The Popol Vuh, the ancient Mayan creation myth, has permeated several classes at UC Merced this year, offering undergraduate students several ways to learn more about Mayan culture. The focus on the book will peak this week with an art show and symposium...
Watch Full Episode on PBS. See more from Cave People of the Himalaya. Mark Aldenderfer, dean of UC Merced’s School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, is featured in a National Geographic documentary about his research into an ancient civilization...
An innovative community-university partnership to empower San Joaquin Valley residents to analyze and communicate their most pressing challenges launches in Fresno this month. The Participatory Action Research Resource Center (PARRC) will strengthen...
David Brantley isn’t a typical UC Merced student. He’s older by a few decades. He’s already built a career as a professional photographer. And he’s the patriarch of three generations of Brantleys on campus. Brantley’s son, also named David, is a fellow...
Before he ever set foot in a classroom, graduating senior Orisa Santiago Morrice learned at the feet of a great teacher. His grandmother cared for him during his preschool years in Santa Cruz. “She managed, as a true teacher at heart, to integrate...
Using cutting-edge scanners and computers, UC Merced archaeology Professor Maurizio Forteis able to reconstruct the past in 3-D. Forte, along with graduate and undergraduate researchers, spent summer 2010 in Çatalhöyük, an ancient settlement in Turkey...

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