Monique Borgerhoff Mulder is a human behavioural ecologist working on projects relating to life history, conservation, and global patterns of cultural variation. HBE-ers explore the big “Why“ questions about our species, such as why do people marry, what is the basis of gender roles in economic and social behaviour, why has fertility dropped so radically in most parts of the world, why are people such poor conservationists of natural resources, and many others.
Department of Anthropology Speaker Series
Since joining Purdue in 1976, Professor Emeritus Blanton has done approximately 36 months of archaeological fieldwork over many field seasons in Guatemala, Mexico, and Turkey, and has also completed several cross-cultural comparative research projects. He has reported on this research in twelve books and 67 articles and chapters published through diverse outlets, including Cambridge University Press, Science, American Anthropologist, American Antiquity, Journal of Field Archaeology, and Current Anthropology. Blanton is best known for his resear
Agricultural Intensification and Political Control (?) in the Classic Gulf Lowlands of Veracruz (~AD 200-800)
Stoner’s primary region of research is Mesoamerica, one of the six regions of the world where ancient civilization developed independently. He has conducted archaeological fieldwork in southern Veracruz on the Gulf Coast of Mexico and in the central Mexican highlands. His most recent fieldwork is focused on a small village site called Altica that is the oldest known site in the Teotihuacan Valley (~1250-850 BC). This region later hosted Mesoamerica's most populous city, Teotihuacan (~AD 1-650).
Listening to the Dead: Biocultural Anthropology, Violence Studies, and the Political Lives of Dead Bodies
“The body is parchment where violence is written.”
Evolution of a Fishery and Decline of an Estuary: Archaeology and Historical Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay
Torben Rick is the director and curator of North American Archaeology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.