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Sociocultural anthropology considers the social and cultural circumstances of all cultures, from dominant societies to marginalized groups. Archaeology recovers and interprets material traces of past societies and provides historical perspective on recent cultures. Biological anthropology clarifies aspects of the physical diversity of the human species, explores the human fossil record, and studies closely related primate species in comparison to humans.
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- Oct 31 Anthropology Colloquium: Jewish Studies in the Disciplines Conference at Statler Hall
- Nov 14 Anthropology Colloquium: "Lazarus at 'The Curve': Transformation at an African-inspired Bembé Feast in Cuba," Todd Ochoa (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) at McGraw Hall
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The Archaeology and Geography of Ancient Transcaucasian Societies
Adam T. Smith
This volume provides the first encompassing report on the ongoing studies of Project ArAGATS, detailing the general context of contemporary archaeological research in the South Caucasus as well as the specific context of our regional investigations in the Tsaghkahovit Plain of central Armenia. The book opens with detailed examinations of the history of archaeology in the South Caucasus, the theoretical problems that currently orient archaeological research, and a comprehensive reevaluation of the material bases for regional chronology and periodization.