Unless otherwise noted, colloquia will be on Wednesday or Friday in Anthropology room 340 from 3:30-4:30. If you have suggestions for colloquia speakers, please contact Trish Yasolsky ( or Takeyuki (Gaku) Tsuda ( A reception will follow after the colloquia.

Fall 2007

Date Speaker Title
September 14 George Rapp, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Minnesota Locating China's Lost (Buried) Cities
September 21 Brian Verrelli, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University Identifying Signatures of Adaptive Evolution in the Human Genome Using Comparative Population and Species Approaches
October 5 David Raichlen, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona Are Two Legs Better than Four? New Approaches to Studying Human Locomotor Evolution
October 12 Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Denver Museum of Nature and Science History, Memory, Justice: Remembering and Forgetting the Camp Grant Massacre
October 19 Tiha von Ghyczy, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia Canoes, Bracelets and the Firm
October 26 Tiffiny A. Tung, VanderBilt University State-Sanctioned Violence in the Prehispanic Andes: Trauma and Trophy Heads in the Wari Empire
October 31 Zeray Alemseged - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Early hominins and paleoenvironments: an integrated approach to exploring evolutionary processes
November 2 Anthony Shelton, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia Museologies and Recent Paradigmatic Shifts in Museum Practice
November 9 Robert C. Hunt, Brandeis University Hohokam Economy: Large-Scale Intensified Agriculture in the Absence of Social Complexity 
November 16 Desi Usman, African American Studies, Arizona State University

The Yoruba Frontiers: A Regional History of Community Formation, Experience, and Changes in Central Nigeria

November 19 John Monaghan, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania Liberals, Neoliberals and Native Corporations in Mexico

Spring 2007

Date Speaker Title
January 26 Ted Gragson, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia Southern Landscapes in Memory & Action
February 2 Claire Gordon, U.S. Army Natrick Soldier Center Applied Anthropology & Ergonomic Design
February 9 William Griffin, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University

Sociality: Theorizing, Collecting Data, Modeling, and Theorizing Again

February 16 Kim Hill, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico The adaptive advantage of better cognitive ability in Ache hunter-gatherers: implications for human brain evolution
February 23 Kathleen DeWalt, University of Pittsburgh Becoming a Socia: Income Generation for Women and Women's Social Power in Manabí, Ecuador.
March 2 Donny George Youkhanna, Stony Brook University Museums and Archaeological Sites in Iraq after 2003
March 9 Laurie Godfrey, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts The evolution of extinction risk: Past and present anthropogenic impacts on the primate communities of Madagascar
March 19, 3.30pm Antro 340 Amber Wutich, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

The water is ours!: Defense of common-pool water resources in Cochabamba, Bolivia

March 21, 3.30pm, Physical Education Building West, Room 148 Nicole Peterson, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Hopeful cynicism or the lesser of two evils: Choosing between two natural resource management institutions

March 26 Xavier Basurto, University of Arizona

Advancing common-pool resources theory: the decentralization of biodiversity governance in Costa Rica

March 28 Abigail York, Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration University of Missouri-Kansas City

Ecology or Cross-Border Institutions: Towards a generalizable theory of institutional creation

March 30 Carlos Garcia-Quijano, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia

Ecological knowledge, social institutions, and subsistence in Puerto Rican small-scale fisheries

April 4 3.30pm  Physical Education Bldg. West, rm. 148 Tanya Heikkila, Department of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Pushing the Boundaries: a study of conflicts and conflict resolution in interstate river basins

April 5, 7pm, Neeb Hall Zeray Alemseged - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Lucy's child: Discovery of the Dikika Girl
April 12, 7pm, College of Design lower level room 60 Lisa Curran - Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Greasy Palms: Assessing the Resilience and Vulnerability of Bornean Landscapes to Agribusiness Expansion for Edible Oils and Biofuels

April 13 Christine White, Department of Anthropology, University of Western Ontario Synthesizing Natural Science and Social Theory using Isotopic Anthropology
April 17, 7.30pm Old Main Carson Ballroom John Tooby, Department of Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara Who are We?: Reconciling Universal Human Nature and Genetic Uniqueness
April 18 John Tooby, Department of Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara Mapping universal human nature: A mission for a unified 21st century anthropology
April 30, 3.30pm, Anthro 340 Jean-Paul Demoule,  National Institute on Preventive Archaeology Research and University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Preventive Archaeology in France: Saving the Past for the Future

May 2 Cynthia Selin, Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Arizona State University Uncertainty versus Momentum and other Dilemmas in Engaging the Long Term
May 4 Lynne Goldstein, Michigan State University The Aztalan site in historical perspective
May 7 Gerardo Chowell - Los Alamos National Laboratory Spatial patterns in transmissibility and mortality impact during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic

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