Department News & Events

  • The Department of Anthropology at Florida State University hosted an open house on October 5th, 2022, to celebrate their return to campus.  Anthropology's new home in the Carraway Building was open for students and faculty to explore.
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  • "2022 The Rhys Show, "Fossils, mothers & Babies reveal  evolution! With Dean Falk." Host Rhys Lindmark, August 8 2022.
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  • "Implications of Brain Evolution in Cetaceans and Primates for Highly Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life" Dean Falk, Journal of Astrobiology.
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  • Anthropology major Beatrice Dain has been presented with the Tony DiBenedetto Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year award.

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  • EVENT: April 7, 2021 Decolonizing Knowledge - Are you interested in more inclusive scholarship incorporating Indigenous and Native American peoples and perspectives?   
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  • "Crossing the waterline: Integrating terrestrial and submerged site investigations in the Aucilla River, Florida" An article by Jessi Halligan in the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology.
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  • SPECTRUM - Anthropology grad student Tara Skipton applies STEM techniques to uncover forgotten societies.  
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  • "How Australopithecus provided insight into human evolution" Dean Falk, My News & Views, Nature.
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  • Exploring the mystery of why realistic images of people and animals did not occur until relatively recently in the Americas...  Ellen Dissanayake, Dean Falk, Fabio Martini, The Geometric Enigma. A Book Symposium.
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  • “What do fossils, babies and Einstein tell us about the way our brains have evolved?”  
    Dean Falk interviewed by Phillip Adams on Australian Broadcasting Company radio program Late Night Live.

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  • Follow-up Article: More on Asperger's Career: A Reply to Czech in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders by Dean Falk.
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  • Non-complicit: Revisiting Hans Asperger's Career in Nazi-era Vienna in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders by Dean Falk  
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  • Settlement and Subsistence in the Remote Western Pacific: Archaeological and Radiocarbon Data from Alamagan, Northern Mariana Islands in the Journal of Field Archaeology by J. Stephen Athens & Thomas P. Leppard   
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  • An Experimental Study of Turtle Shell Rattle Production and the Implications for Archaeofaunal Assemblages
    in PLOS One by Andrew Gillreath-Brown and Tanya Peres   
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  • Finding the Positive in the Negative: Archaeology and Data Collection in the Face of Natural Disasters
    in Advances in Archaeological Practices by Tanya Peres and Arron Deter-Wolf    
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    Baking, Bourbon, and Black Drink: Foodways Archaeology in the American Southeast

    from University of Alabama Press Edited by Tanya Peres and Arron Deter-Wolf    
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  • Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee (PAST) award FSU Anthropology Alumna Emilee McGann 
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  • FSU Anthropology Competes in Society for American Archaeology’s Ethics Bowl  
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  • HUMAN NATURE - Is the Clock Ticking Toward Doomsday?
    authored by Dr. Dean Falk              
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  • “Annual War Deaths in Small-Scale versus State Societies Scale with Population Size Rather than Violence,"
    authored by Dr. Dean Falk & Dr. Charles Hildebolt.
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  • A Critical Evaluation of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis for LB1, Type Specimen of Homofloresiensis
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  • The Peopling of America: Stone Tools found in Aucilla River yield clues to a culture older than scientists thought
    Advances Science Article.pdf 3.68 MB
    Tallahassee Democrat Article.pdf 189.06 k
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  • US News & World Report’s Best Science Jobs:  The survey ranked Anthropologist 7th and Archaeologist 8th.
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  • President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research: Alexa Pennavaria and Cody Moser honored at FSU's Turnbull Conference Center.  Sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement (CRE), FSU's Office of the President, and the Student Government Association, the Showcase is the culmination of the Undergraduate Summer Research Award experience. 
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  • Job outlook for anthro to grow 21%: Employment of anthropologists and archeologists is expected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 1,300 new jobs over the 10-year period. 
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