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An original podcast brought to you by the graduate students of the Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University. Join us once as we explore the human experience! We are now a part of the Anthropology Public Outreach Program at The Ohio State University. Follow us @ohiostateAPOP
 
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In this interview, Andrew Mitchel sits down with Dr. Joy McCorriston to discuss archaeobotany, how to teach the Anthropocene to undergraduate students, the role and importance of collaborative research, a project connecting Ohio State to HBCUs and the origins of agriculture as a subject of study.By Ohio State Anthropology graduate students
 
In the finale of our Engagement series, Shane interviews Dr. Erin Moore, the newest faculty member in the Ohio State University Anthropology Department. Dr. Moore speaks to us about her research with women and girls in Uganda and with multinational nongovernmental organizations. Shane and Dr. Moore discuss the concept of a "gender panic" and the im…
 
In the fifth episode of our Engagement series, Shane interviews Dr. Mandy Agnew, a biological anthropologist who directs the Skeletal Biology Research Laboratory at Ohio State. Dr. Agnew tells us about how her grandparents and mentors helped shape her journey to anthropology. She also discusses her ongoing research with industry partners and the im…
 
In episode 4 of our Engagement series, we interview Dr. Mark Anthony Arceño about his research on the taste, place, and identity of winegrowers from central Ohio and Alsace, eastern France. We discuss the role taste and place play in adaptation to climate, economic, and legislative change, as well as the importance of staying connected with local f…
 
In this episode, Dr. Anna Willow, an environmental anthropologist, describes her work with indigenous activists across Canada. Dr. Willow's research focuses on industrial extraction, it's detrimental effects on people and landscapes, and the activists who are resisting these forces and trying to transform society.…
 
In this episode, we interview PhD student Taylor Tomu who discusses her various research during her time at OSU. Taylor answers questions such as, "What does the experiences of Black women in the medical system tell us about how that system operates?" and considers how the medical system operates as a social system with a culture. Her current resea…
 
Let's explore how to use Animate.css, a library that makes it very easy to create fun CSS animations without all the usual hassle. ... benefit to our community, we have not yet tested or edited it to ensure you have an error-free learning experience. ... Make a new folder with two files - index.html and app.js :.…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Filiberto Penados, the academic director of CELA-Belize. After describing the reality and struggle of indigenous peoples in Belize (a small country in Central America) to affirm their rights to land and imagine and create a self-defined future, Dr. Penados describes how he has participated in this as an engaged…
 
"Where are you from?" In this special bonus episode, students from the Columbus Metro Early College Middle School (6-8th grade) answer this question as a part of their January-term project. With the idea that "Where are you from" means so much more than what is your family background, students take the time to tell us about what shaped them as who …
 
How can you use anthropology without realizing it? In this episode, we talk with Donna Firm, an OSU alumna (class of '73), who took her anthropology degree and applied it to a lifetime with the Ohio State Department. Donna, who celebrated OSU's centennial, reflects on how anthropology has changed over the last fifty years, and tells us how she stil…
 
What can we learn from paleofeces (a.k.a. dried ancient feces)? In this episode, we talk with archaeologist and paleoethnobotanist Dr. Kris Gremillion, and discuss her research with Native American plant remains in the caves and rock shelters of eastern Kentucky. She covers topics including: understanding the origins and development of agricultural…
 
Do you know the origins of the term "slash and burn agriculture"? In this episode we talk with Dr. Sean Downey, an ecological anthropologist who works in Belize. Dr. Downey describes the colonial view that led to the term "slash and burn" for the practice that many anthropologists and ecologists prefer to call, "Swidden" agriculture. Dr. Downey's r…
 
Do raccoons have a preference on what they scavenge? How does our environment and what we consume in our lifetime affect how we decompose? In this bonus episode, we talk with forensic anthropologist Dr. Dawnie Wolfe- Steadman, and hear about her research at the Forensic Anthropology Center at University of Tennessee, Knoxville (a.k.a The Body Farm)…
 
Have you ever stuck your hand in cold water and watched it prune? In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Bruce Floyd of the University of Auckland. After describing his circuitous path to anthropology, Dr. Floyd describes his research studying "cold induced vasodilation response (CIVD)" as a hypotheses for understanding the Peopling of the Pacific. …
 
In this bonus episode, we interview Dr. Amara Solari of Penn State University and discovery the intersection between art and anthropology in the Pre-Colombian Yucatan. Dr. Solari discusses the transition of Mayan culture to Christianity, including the adoption and idolization of the Virgin Mary.To read her book: https://www.psupress.org/books/title…
 
How do islands preserve the past? How do humans transform their environments? In this episode, we talk with archaeologist Dr. Julie Field, and hear about her research in the Pacific Islands with population growth and the trajectory of environmental change. By speaking on diversity of biology, culture, and thought, we can study where we have been an…
 
What can human waste tell you about culture? How do different cultures manage waste and compost? In this episode, we talk with cultural anthropologist Dr. Nick Kawa, and hear about his research in environmental anthropology around the world. Ps. did you know that you can paint with compost?By Ohio State Anthropology graduate students
 
In February, Dr. Larissa Swedell came and gave a talk to the department entitled "Social Behavior and Sexual Conflict in Baboons." She took the time to chat with our podcast host about some of her research and what she does as a primatologist. Photo Credit: Larissa SwedellBy Ohio State Anthropology graduate students
 
Recorded February 2017. In this episode, Dr. Lucas Delezene talks about his work broadly and, specifically, about the teeth of a new hominin species: Homo naledi. At the time of recording, the age of the specimens was unknown. In May, it was announced that these hominin fossils date from 236 to 335 thousand years ago (Dirks et al., 2017 https://eli…
 
In this episode, two graduate students (Katy Marklein and Melissa Clark) discuss the various ways children can be identified in the archaeological record. Katy is interested in Classical and Roman East Mediterranean and Black Sea bioarchaeology while Melissa focuses on the effects of British colonization on pre-Famine Ireland and dental anthropolog…
 
Dr. Giuseppe Vercellotti and graduate student Jesse Goliath discuss some of the ways they study later childhood using skeletal materials. They discuss the Osteological Paradox, a hugely important topic in bioarchaeology. For more information about the Osteological Paradox, check out our Supplemental Materials and Transcripts page on our website!…
 
Ohio State University Department of Anthropology faculty member Dr. Robert Cook and graduate student Laura Crawford discuss two North American migrations, archaeology, and material culture. This podcast was made in collaboration with the American Anthropological Asssociation.By Ohio State Anthropology graduate students
 
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