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A temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria is destroyed by ISIS

Destroying antiquities, explaining ISIS

February 8, 2017 — 
Professor Tina Greenfield gave a recent campus lecture arguing why we should care about ISIS destroying artifacts in the “cradle of civilization"

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CBC, CTV: Anthropology students digging at Lockport site for connections to Aboriginal agriculture

June 22, 2016 — 
Nine anthropology students from the University of Manitoba have spent the past month digging at a heritage site on the Red River

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WFP: Discovery of biblical city shares local connection

August 17, 2015 — 
U of M professor worked at site where David slew Goliath

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Sonar image of one of Sir John Franklin's lost ships.

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Why did Sir John Franklin’s last expedition fail?

March 16, 2015 — 
Free public lecture today: The archaeology of Sir John Franklin's last expedition

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PhD Student, Amy Scott

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Amy Scott, an explorer into the past

January 20, 2015 — 
Anthropology PhD student Amy Scott likes the challenge of trying to solve “the ultimate puzzle”

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Derek Johnson and two of his master’s students

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Small millets: Exploring a key to food security and agro-ecological health in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

September 25, 2014 — 
Anthropology professor Derek Johnson helps to promote small millet crops with farmers, consumers, and policy-makers in South Asia.

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Canadian Geographic, Toronto Star: U of M connection to finding the lost Franklin ship

September 9, 2014 — 
Prof lent some advanced technology to the search

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Amy Scott

Graduate student makes short list of most talented in Canada

September 5, 2014 — 
Amy Scott, a graduate student in anthropology, has been named one of three finalists for the Talent Award

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Promoting sexual health in Costa Rica

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Empowering locals in Costa Rica: How tourism impacts sexual health

June 11, 2014 — 
Prof. Susan Frohlick researches the effects of international tourism on the locals in this destination spot.

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Here, turquoise beads recovered from early excavations at Pueblo Bonito, the largest great house in Chaco Canyon. Credit: Sharon Hull and Mostafa Fayek

UM anthropologist uncovers vast and ancient turquoise trade network

April 9, 2014 — 
The ancestral Pueblo Indians in the Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico obtained turquoise using a large trade network spanning several states

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