August 10, 2020
Analysis of sediment found in Hall’s Cave shows volcanic eruptions responsible for cooling of Earth around 13,000 years ago.
July 15, 2020
Tradition is at the heart of Aggie culture. As Anthropologists we study culture, and we understand that traditions and monuments are powerful mechanisms of cultural transmission. Culture is learned in a myriad of tangible and intangible ways. Symbolism, ideals, and values bleed into reality through the creation of public memory. Monuments, including statues, represent […]
June 5, 2020
An Open Letter to Our Community in Response to Police Brutality Against African-Americans and a Call to Antiracist Action
An Open Letter to Our Community in Response to Police Brutality Against African-Americans and a Call to Antiracist Action – from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists
January 22, 2020
Marijo Gauthier-Bérubé, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, remarks in his editorial article on the journey of Vaughn Bryant, founder of the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M. This article originally appeared on the College of Liberal Arts website.
November 14, 2019
Anthropology professor Darryl de Ruiter is stepping into a new role of Head of the Department of Anthropology. In this dialogue, de Ruiter shares why he believes studying fossil evidence for human evolution is relevant for today’s issues, as well as the value of an education in anthropology and what he hopes to do as Department Head. […]
May 13, 2019
Two former students, Crystal Dozier and Elanor Sonderman, and one current student, Morgan Smith, analyzed a coprolite as part of a final project. This coprolite turned out to reveal more than expected. The team found the snakes bones, scales, and fang in the coprolite. Further analysis revealed the fang may have belonged to a […]
February 15, 2019
Pop-Culture Racism? Race, Identity, and the Dangers of Genetic Ancestry Testing Friday, March 1st 9:30 am – 5 pm Texas A&M University Hotel and Conference Center The Ross Room Abstract for the Symposium Popular conceptions of race are deeply embedded in everyday life. For decades, anthropologists have argued that biological variations among different […]
December 31, 2018
December 4, 2018
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently awarded Dr. Vaughn Bryant, Professor of Anthropology, with the title of Regents Professor. Dr. Vaughn Byrant, Director of the Palynology Lab, was one of 15 recipients for this award for 2017-2018. Dr. Bryant was the first faculty member to be hired to teach anthropology at […]
August 23, 2018
Texas A&M University’s Alamo cannon conservation project came to a historic conclusion Wednesday as the last of seven battle-used cannons were returned to the Alamo in a changing of the guard ceremony between living historians and members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. During the “Texas A&M and The Alamo Present: A Salute to […]
July 24, 2018
Anthropology professor Shelley Wachsmann wrote a blog for the Getty Museum on the subject of one of his recent books: an ancient ship model from Egypt.
April 23, 2018
A research team that included a Texas A&M University anthropologist who determined the fossil remains discovered last year in a South African cave almost certainly coexisted with early Homo sapiens has been named one of Discover magazine’s “Top 100 Stories for 2017.”