Anthropology News and Events

Video Northwest Coast Basketry – Woven Traditions Suquamish master basket weaver helps AMNH Conservators care for baskets in the Northwest Coast collection Article Tribute to Bob Carneiro Robert L. Carneiro (1927 - 2020) died peacefully on June 24th in an assisted living facility in New Hampshire. His son, Brett Carneiro,... Video Las Huacas Outreach Video Explanation of Post Doctorate Fellow Jordan Dalton and other archaeologists' work at the site of Las Huacas in Peru. Video 2020 Distinguished Lecture in Anthropology by Philip J. Deloria The Anthropology Department hosted the 2020 Distinguished Lecture in Anthropology, by Philip J. Deloria, virtually on Thursday, December... Programs and Events Tohono O'odham Nation Repatriation AMNH welcomed five representatives from the Tohono O’odham Nation. Programs and Events Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Representative Visit David Grignon (Nahwahquaw), Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin vistits AMNH. Programs and Events Tohono O'odham Nation Delegation Visits AMNH welcomed six representatives from the Tohono O'odham Nation. Article Tribute to Stan Freed April 2019. The Division of Anthropology lost a good friend when Stan Freed died in California on April 18, 2019. Programs and Events Stk'emlupsemc Te Secwépemc First Nation Delegation Visits AMNH welcomed representatives of the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwépemc (Secwépemc) First Nation from Kamloops, Canada. Programs and Events Tesuque Delegation Visits AMNH welcomed representatives of the Pueblo of Tesuque from north central New Mexico. Press Release Testimony for Hopi Tribe AMNH Curator Peter Whiteley testified in Maricopa County Superior Court in a case to determine water rights for the Hopi tribe. Cultural Programs Tlingit Voices: a Bridge to New York and Beyond AMNH staff traveled to Juneau to meet with Tlingit elders to discuss plans for the Tlingit section of the Northwest Coast Hall. Programs and Events Delaware Delegations Visit AMNH The Delaware Nation, Oklahoma, the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Stockbrridge-Munsee Community, Wisconsin visit AMNH. Programs and Events Pueblo Delegations Visit AMNH welcomed delegations from the Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of San Felipe, and Pueblo of Tesuque on a cultural mission. Video Microscope Monday April 4, 2018. In this video, Samantha Alderson, Conservator in the Anthropology Division, shows how microscopes help conservators... Courses and Workshops First Nations YVR Study Grant Deadline: September 29, 2017. Native artists in British Columbia and Yukon can now apply for funding to study AMNH collections through... Press Release Ancient Pueblos Traced Descent Through Moms February 2017. New DNA analysis of ancient Pueblo remains suggests that the complex society that once existed at Chaco Canyon in... Conference Histories of HIVs May 20-22, 2016. The conference presents international research on the biological, epidemiological, and social contexts of the emergence... Conference Malinowski's 100th Anniversary Conference August 11-14, 2015. An international conference to be held in Papua New Guinea to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of Bronislaw... Press Release Macaw Skeletons Indicate Early Emergence of Pueblo Hierarchy June 2015. New work on the skeletal remains of scarlet macaws found in an ancient Pueblo settlement indicates that social and political... Programs and Events Repatriation to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa December 5, 2014. Maori Television: The remains of 107 Māori and Moriori were formally handed back to Māori after an agreement was... Programs and Events Anthropology and Ebola October 2, 2014. The American Anthropological Association is hosting a virtual event panel discussing the role anthropologists play... Research Archaeologist Elected to National Academy of Sciences May 2014. Dr. Elsa M. Redmond, a research associate in the Museum's Division of Anthropology, was recently elected as a member of... Courses and Workshops Collecting the Future October 2 - 4, 2013. Co-convened by the American Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Australia. This workshop explores... Special Exhibition Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935 April 4 - August 3, 2013. The exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center explores the complex social life of the extraordinary enterprise... Programs and Events Sakha Delegation visits AMNH AMNH welcomed a delegation of master craftsmen and native experts from the Sakha Republic in the Russian Federation. Research Anthropology Unmasked December 22, 2011. Book by Dr. Stanley Freed, Curator Emeritus of North American Ethnology. A meticulously researched two-volume... Programs and Events Bhutanese Lamas visit AMNH October 11, 2011 A group of Bhutanese Buddhist dignitaries visited the Division of Anthropology to see some tangkas (Buddhist paintings)... Article Article in Wired Magazine May 2011. Wired Magazine visited St. Catherines Island, GA to talk with Ginessa Mahar, the North American Archaeology lab supervisor... Programs and Events Zuni Delegation visits AMNH A delegation of Zuni representatives visited AMNH on an exciting cultural mission. Programs and Events Repatriation to the Tseycum First Nation June 10, 2008. The New York Times: With the museum’s full consent the Tseycum tribe repatriated the remains of 55 of their ancestors... Programs and Events Peace Hat Comes Home July 23, 2003. Juneau Empire: The Peace Hat given to the Kiksadi Tlingits of Sitka by the Russians during peace negotiations almost... Programs and Events Repatriation to the Haida Nation September 16, 2002. The New York Times: The American Museum of Natural History handed over the remains of 48 Haidas, to be flown... Programs and Events Carved Beaver Returned to Angoon September 13, 1999. Juneau Empire: A carved wooden beaver important to Angoon Tlingits was returned to tribal leaders during a quiet...