World of Anthropology

Read about research projects being conducted at Arizona State University. Many of the articles you find on this page are written by graduate students in the anthropology departments. The list is always growing so be sure to come back and visit often.

Anthropology lab work image

Written by: Hallie Edmonds

The precious fossils are carefully bound in bubble wrap and placed in fireproof cases. Soon the fossils will have a new home—the laboratory— and the world will get to know all the secrets these fossils have to offer.

bipedality illustration

Written by: Neysa Grider-Potter

How do you move from one place to another? Well, most humans walk. Walking on two legs is a very human trait. Learn how the evolution of bipedal walking changed the course of our history.
LInk to When Did Our Brains Get Big?

Written by: Halszka Glowacka

Big brains are one of the features that make us human. Find out when during our evolution our brains got big and why this change occurred.

Early human history: Who are you? illustration

Written by: John Rowan

Have you ever wondered how your cat, dog, bird, lizard, or fish is related to you? Animal bodies today are like living history books. They tell us a story that goes back at least 500 million years.

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