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Archaeologists use new methods to explore how humans became farmers

July 21, 2015

The recent work of a research team led by ASU archaeology postdoc and alumnus Isaac Ullah has narrowed the mystery of how humans shifted from hunting and gathering to agriculture. 

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In memoriam: Nancy Coinman

Archaeologist and ASU alumna Nancy Coinman passed away July 6, leaving behind a legacy of teaching, research, community service and mentorship ...


ASU professor says city planning is key to combating urban heat

Sociologist Sharon Harlan uses Phoenix as a living laboratory in which to examine the human effects of urban heat. She was asked by Inside Climate News to address recent research that suggests the number of Americans exposed to extreme heat could quadruple by 2070 ...


Researchers find mass killings, school shootings are contagious

A team of researchers including the school's Carlos Castillo-Chavez fit a contagion model to data on past high-profile mass killings and school shootings to discover that such tragic events appear to create a contagion that lasts an average of 13 days ...


How we were raised, not physical environment, explains human behavior

Why do people in different parts of teh world eat different things, follow different social norms and believe in different origins stories? ASU anthropologists Charles Perreault and Sarah Mathew have found that social learning in responsible ...


Archaeologist captures ancient city's life and legacy

George Cowgill, one of the world's leading minds on Teotihuacan, has released the first comprehensive book on this enignmatic Mesoamerican city that was once the largest in the New World ...

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Discovery of jaw by ASU team sheds light on early  human ancestor

A major find by evolutionary anthropology graduate student Chalachew Seyoum has pushed back the earliest known fossil of Homo lineage by 400,000 years. The discovery, part of a lower jaw with 5 teeth, was made in Ethiopia, where Seyoum was working as part of an international research team that included ASU President's Professor Kaye Reed and assistant professor Chris Campisano.

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