Student Blog

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?

Computer Task

How do you Choose? Use Visible Cues!

March 02, 2012

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

PhD Comics

Stand Back! I'm Doing Science.

February 02, 2012

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

January 03, 2012

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