Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Leila Porter

Professor Porter is a biological anthropologist who studies primate behavior and ecology. Her research focuses on South American monkeys, particularly small-bodied tamarins, marmosets, and callimicos. She has studied diet, habitat use, and parental care, and the evolution of social behavior among primates. Professor Porter participates in on-going field research and conservation efforts in the tropics of Bolivia.… Continue Reading »

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: Dr. Adam Rabinowitz

Adam Rabinowitz is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Texas, and also Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology there. His research interests are Greek colonization, cultural interaction, ancient food and drink, archaeology of daily life, and digital approaches to archaeology. He is a field archaeologist with twenty-five years of archaeological field experience at Greek, Roman, and Byzantine sites in Italy, England, Israel, Tunisia, and Ukraine, and has published extensively.… Continue Reading »

Wisconsin Archaeological Society Talk: Dr. Richard W. Edwards

Late Prehistoric of the Great Lakes region was a time of significant cultural and environmental shifts. The relatively sudden arrival of Middle and Upper Mississippian material culture in the archaeological record is associated with cooling temperatures, fluctuating rainfall, aggregated populations, and a significant reliance on agricultural foods.These changes brought new challenges, particularly associated with food security. The research presented here explores the ways that these risks were mitigated in the Koshkonong Locality of southeastern Wisconsin, and how these strategies affected daily life and both inter and intragroup politics.… Continue Reading »

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: Dr. Nicholas Blackwell

Nicholas Blackwell is the Schrader Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. With a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College, he has been a research fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, the Assistant Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), and a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in the Department of History at NC State University.… Continue Reading »