What happens when someone dies? How do people mourn and how does it differ based on who the deceased was? This episode discusses mourning, burial practices, grave goods, and the importance of the identity of the dead.
This episode kicks off Series 3: DEATH! Emma Lagan and Alex Tuggle introduce the series theme, give an overview of how anthropologists are trained to deal with human remains respecfully, and describe the new podcast structure.
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 Swedell
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://elifesciences.org/articles/24231)
Dr. Carolyn Dean, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, gave the 14th Annual Paul and Erika Bourguignon Lecture in Art and Anthropology at Ohio State University on March 23, 2017.
Dr. Barbara Piperata and Dr. Lexine Trask discuss their field work with mothers from Latin America and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. This is a powerful episode about the decisions mothers face and how they manage.
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 anthropology.
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!
This is the first conversation episode of Series 2: Childhood! Dr. Guatelli-Steinberg and Genevieve Ritchie-Ewing discuss their work. Dr. Guatelli-Steinberg also describes her new book: What Teeth Reveal About Human Evolution.
Welcome back to A Story of Us! This is the first episode of Series 2: Childhood! We have a new host (1st year PhD student Emma Lagan) and a fantastic series ahead! This episode defines childhood and goes through some of the biological aspects of the early part of childhood.
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.