Faculty in the News: A 51,000-year-old carved bone

Bruce Hardy, Kenyon College Professor of Anthropology, was recently featured in an article, ”A 51,000-year-old carved bone is one of the world’s oldest works of art, researchers say” presented by NBC Science News and written by Tom Metcalfe. The discovery is more evidence that Neanderthals weren’t just dumb cavemen, as scientists once believed, but thatContinue reading “Faculty in the News: A 51,000-year-old carved bone”

Faculty Publication: Ancient Maya Patolli from Gallon Jug, Belize

Claire Novotny, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, has published the article “Ancient Maya Patolli from Gallon Jug, Belize” in the March 2021 issue of Latin American Antiquity, with co-author  Brett A. Houk (Texas Tech University). Abstract Recent excavations at the site of Gallon Jug, a minor center in northwestern Belize, revealed multiple patolli* boards incised into aContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Ancient Maya Patolli from Gallon Jug, Belize”

Faculty Award: Top 100

Bruce Hardy, Professor of Anthropology, has received accolades for his research article Direct evidence of Neanderthal fibre technology and its cognitive and behavioral implications. The article received 47,080 article downloads in 2020, placing it as one of the top 100 downloaded papers for Scientific Reports in 2020.  Professor Hardy and his co-authors, M.-H. Moncel, C.Continue reading “Faculty Award: Top 100”

Faculty Publication: Late Neanderthal short-term and specialized occupations

Bruce Hardy, Kenyon College Professor of Anthropology, along with several co-authors, has published the article “Late Neanderthal short-term and specialized occupations at the Abri du Maras (South-East France, level 4.1, MIS 3)” in Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences Issue 13(3) released February 2021.  The entire article is available for viewing online. Abstract Level 4.1 from theContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Late Neanderthal short-term and specialized occupations”