Kate McGrath

How to Excavate a Gorilla with a Spoon

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

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

Chimpanzee group

Interdisciplinary Adventures in Tanzania

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

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

Andrew Zipkin

Safari Njema

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

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

Laura Reyes

Microscope Games

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?

Computer Task

How do you Choose? Use Visible Cues!

February was an exciting month, and March promises to be equally stimulating!

PhD Comics

Stand Back! I'm Doing Science.

Who decides what kinds of science are important? Who picks the projects that get funded, get published, or get taught?  Who decides the future of practicing science?


Examining the Molecular Evolution of the Human Phenotype Using Comparative Genomic Methods

Last month Kevin talked about the “bipolar” lives of paleoanthropologists.

Kevin Hatala

The Bipolar Lives of Paleoanthroplogists

The other day someone told me that paleoanthropologists live a bipolar lifestyle. I had never heard that before but I kind of get it.

Andrew Du

Bone Walks and Paleolandscape Ecology at East Turkana

Many paleoanthropologists are familiar with traditional paleoecological methods where reconstruction is based on taxonomic analyses of non-hominin vertebrate craniodental remains found at a particu

MGSP group photo

Connecting the Dots Between Gorilla Bones and Conservation Biology

This summer I participated in the Mountain Gorilla Skeletal Project (MGSP), a project that is coordinated by CASHP faculty and works in collaboration with the Rwanda nationa

Liz Renner

Learning with the Great Apes

Some fundamental cognitive abilities, such as sensation, perception, motor control, and learning, are widely shared across the animal kingdom.

Teaching South African Students About the Past

Teaching South African Students About the Past

A key component of science research is ensuring that the knowledge is made available in the public domain. It is also crucial to nurture and elicit interest among young scientists.