Student Blog



Bleating sheep

Bleating Hearts: If Sheep (And Goats) Could Talk

March 11, 2013

As members of the subfamily Caprinae, goats and sheep don’t often get attention on a human evolution based blog site like this one.

CASHP Firsts

CASHP Firsts

February 16, 2013

A week filled with prospective student visits undoubtedly brings back memories of our own application processes.

Engare Sero footprint layer

With New Data Come New Responsibilities

February 01, 2013

The nature of paleoanthropology is changing in many ways.

Teaching Resources Now Available on the CASHP Website

January 30, 2013

Students in the introductory biological anthropology course at George Washington University attend semiweekly lectures covering a broad spectrum of the topics in the field.

Particle Collider

Pounding Tools and Particle Colliders

January 16, 2013

What does particle physics have in common with paleoanthropology? A lot, actually.

Amelia in Kenya

Seeing the Past in the Future

December 31, 2012

As I approach the New Year, I have been inundated with thoughts of change: personal, political, social, and, always at the top of my mind, climate change.

Mandrill primate

Asking Big Questions for Primatology

December 15, 2012

In a program dedicated to interdisciplinary (or, according to paleoanthropologist and recent invited speaker

Andrew Zipkin

The Ghosts in the Collection

December 03, 2012

In my previous entries for this blog I have mostly focused on the fieldwork aspects of archaeology, particularly my and my peers’ travels in Africa during the summer field season.

Kate McGrath

How to Excavate a Gorilla with a Spoon

November 12, 2012

Although I am just a ‘first year’ CASHP student, I spent my summer in the field with my advisor, Dr.Shannon McFarli

Soccer at Il Eriet

"Jam Session" in the Field

October 22, 2012

Do you know the story of “Under Pressure,” the 1981 rock hit recorded by Queen and David Bowie?

Chimpanzee group

Interdisciplinary Adventures in Tanzania

October 02, 2012

One of the best parts about being a CASHP graduate student is the endless research opportunities available to us. These opportunities can come in any form, and are rarely predictable.

Primates! An ASP Conference Report

August 21, 2012

The American Society of Primatologists held their 2012 meeting in Sacramento, California.

Andrew Zipkin

Safari Njema

May 23, 2012

The academic year here at GW is officially over; classes and exams are done, all of the undergraduate anthropology students have gone, and the graduate students are preparing for the summer.

USA Science and Engineering Festival

Igniting Curiosity in Children at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

May 12, 2012

As I wrap up my first year of graduate school, I can’t help but be reflective.

Laura Reyes

Microscope Games

April 11, 2012

I’ll set the scene for you: It’s late afternoon, and I’m in the lab, alone. Well, not exactly alone. It’s me and the microscope. How could I even forget?