Boise State University Anthropology Department

The Anthropology Department at Boise State University Welcome to the Anthropology Department's page.

We are a growing, research-oriented faculty with a thematic focus on human evolution, ecology, and behavior. The department is committed to applying the scientific method to understanding the behavior, ecology, social relations, and sustained resource use of our species. Please check our department website for details on degree programs, publications, events, faculty profiles, and student club information.

Operating as usual

06/04/2024

All of our archaeology students love going to field school. This summer, see a sneak peek of what field school is like!

05/27/2024

Thank you to those who have served and fought for our country.

Our office is closed today in observance of Memorial Day. We will be back in Hemingway tomorrow!

Photos from Boise State University Anthropology Department's post 05/24/2024

Our professors have been staying busy this month! Dr. John Ziker is in Germany for a workshop hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. He will be talking about his research from Ust'-Avam. Check out these photos!

Photos from Boise State University Anthropology Department's post 05/21/2024

Our favorite place to spend summer vacation is in Idaho!

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05/16/2024

Thank you for such an awesome school year! Have a great summer :)

05/06/2024

Congratulations to all the graduates who earned their bachelor or masters degrees this past Saturday, May 4 - we couldn’t be more proud!!👏👏👏👏

05/06/2024

And that’s a wrap with our masters students!! Go do great things!!

05/05/2024

Congratulations to our fabulous masters students who graduated today!!💙🧡🧑‍🎓👨‍🎓

Photos from Boise State University Anthropology Department's post 05/02/2024

Have you ever played a 3,500 year-old ballgame?

Thanks to a guest lecture by University Curator and Collections Manager, Fonda Portales, Anth 320 (Latin American Prehistory) students got to learn about and actually play Ulama, a version of the ancient Mesoamerican game involving rubber balls. Archaeological evidence shows that courts existed on the Mexican/Guatemalan Pacific coast since at least 1400 BCE! The balls used during our class were not archaeological though, but replicated by Boise State students.

04/30/2024

Good luck to all of our students going through finals week! You're going to crush your final exams and papers!

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Last week, some of our undergraduate students presented at the Undergraduate Research Showcase! The students are in Dr. Snopkowski's "Parenting, Reproduction, and Mating Strategies" (PRaMS) Lab and Dr. House's "Designing Healthier Communities" Lab. These Vertically Integrated Projects allow students from any department to participate in undergraduate research and explore interdisciplinary topics!

Students that presented: Bentley Arnold, Sophie Pederson, Sonia Perizzolo, Ella Trafford, and Hailey Pierce.

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04/15/2024

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That's a wrap on Graduate Student Appreciation Week! Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate our students!

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Yesterday was the Graduate Student Showcase! Six of our graduate students presented their research proposals, all in different areas of anthropology. Congratulations to all of the graduate students who presented!

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04/08/2024

Bronco faculty spotted! Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Gill presented his cutting edge research on the optimality of early Middle Paleolithic technology in Armenia last week at the Paleoanthropology Society meeting in LA.

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04/03/2024

Next week, Dr. Davé will be presenting ideas from her latest book about animal-human relations; studied from a rich variety of perspectives, including animal welfare, labor practices, gender relations, and with urgent ethical and political implications.

Monday, April 8, 2024
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
CVA (Center for Visual Arts) 207

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04/01/2024

Happy Graduate Student Appreciation Week! Say hi when you see your favorite graduate student on campus this week

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03/25/2024

Want to learn more about how human health is interconnected with other animals, plants, and the environment? The Department of Anthropology is offering a Special Topics course titled, One Health For All, this summer, as an on-line, 1st 7 week course. Taught by Annemarie Hasnain. Boise State University

03/21/2024

UConn Anthropology alum and current Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Jayson Gill () presenting research on measuring early Levallois optimality at the PaleoAnthropology Society meetings in LA.

03/14/2024

Taking summer classes is a great way to get ahead in your degree while saving time and money! The Department of Anthropology is offering ANTH 306: Kinship and Social Organization this summer, on-line, in the 1st 7 week session.

This course examines how the modern human family evolved, how it varies across the world, and how our ideas of family have been changing over the past decades. Taught by Dr. Kristin Snopkowski. Boise State University

03/11/2024

Have you ever read about the grandmother hypothesis? Then you probably have read one a Dr. Kristen Hawkes publication! We are so lucky to offer a seminar and lunch with her. The seminar, "Human life history evolution & sensitivity to social safety that shadows our lives" is Thursday March 14th, 2024 from 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM in MPCB118. Thursday Lunch with Dr. Hawkes is from 12:00- 1:00 in Room 147C, lunch is provided! Boise State University

Photos from Boise State University Anthropology Department's post 03/07/2024

Here are our Spring 2024 Graduate Assistants! These graduate students are happy to answer any questions you may have about their classes or research interests. Boise State University

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Another great open house! Special thank you to the Ada County Coroner’s Office for sharing opportunities with an anthropology degree! Boise State University

02/29/2024

We are so excited to host another Open House! On March 4, from 4-5 pm get some coffee and cookies and learn about our program. Meet the faculty, get a glimpse of what it is like to be an anthropology student, or get a sneak peek at our fall courses! Boise State University

02/26/2024

On Feb 28, listen to Dr. Jayson Gill as he talks about his research in Armenia.
When: Feb 28, 7 pm
Where: Education Building, Room 109

Until recently, the Pleistocene record of the Armenian Highlands and southern Caucasus was considered poorly understood. Using modern methods of survey, excavation, dating, and analytical techniques, key regional projects over the last two decades have been successful in addressing issues of Pleistocene hominin behaviors and evolution. However, much of this research has focused on late Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 4 through MIS 3. The few published Middle Palaeolithic sites correlated with ≥MIS 5 have low artifact densities and are often poorly-stratified. The Pleistocene Behavioral Landscapes project aims to expand our understanding of hominin occupation and behavior in the Armenian Highlands and southern Caucasus during the Middle and Late Pleistocene via geological and archaeological research in the Debed River Valley of northern Armenia. Initial results from the project will be presented along with current and future directions
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What a great way to welcome our new post-doc, Dr. Sarah Whitaker! 👏Thank you to everyone who attended. Welcome to the Bronco Family! 🎉

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02/21/2024

Tomorrow, hear from Dr. Sarah Whitaker as she discusses her research in Italy. Sarah is a biocultural anthropologist who studies how social and ecological systems interact to shape human and animal well-being under conditions of climate and environmental change. Her current research projects address how people make decisions with uncertain climate information and how climate and environmental changes are affecting agricultural practices and human well-being in rural mountain areas.

When: February 22, at 12 pm
Where: Liberal Arts Building Room 106
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02/19/2024

Congratulations to Dr. Jayson Gill! The Center for Teaching and Learning honored Dr. Gill because of his dedication to his students and high engagement in the classroom.

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Photos from Boise State University Anthropology Department's post 02/16/2024

Coffee hour yesterday was a success! We can’t wait till the next one ☕️

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