Fri, 03/16/2018 - 3:23pm
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,…
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 7:50pm
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…
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:14pm
“The body is parchment where violence is written.” Ventura Pérez is is a bioarchaeologist whose primary area of interest is interpersonal and institutional forms of violence. His work focuses on cultural representations of violence using an interdisciplinary inquiry that includes social science and behavioral and biological research (specifically skeletal trauma), along with the analysis of artifacts and ethnohistoric research. Pérez’s current…
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:02pm
Torben C. Rick is the curator and archaeologist in the anthropology division of Human Ecology and Archaeobiology in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.  He specializes in North American Archaeology and Human Environmental Interactions. Rick conducts research on the North American Pacific Coast, with much of his fieldwork investigating a 13,000 calendar year archaeological record on California’s Channel Islands. Focusing on the…
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:44pm
Read Professor Kelly's faculty page here. His recent book published by the UC press expands upon the themes he'll present in the talk; find the synopsis here.