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January 23, 2017

aJoin us Monday evening January 30th at 5:45 PM at The Wenner-Gren Foundation for this year's first installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Lecture Series. David Price, Professor of anthropology and sociology at St. Martin's University, in Lacey, Washington will be presenting, "Re-Framing the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts". Dr. R. Brian Ferguson from Rutgers University will act as discussant.

Please note: the lecture begins at 6:30 PM and, while the event is free to attend pre-registration is required for entry into the building, and limited to the first 50 guests.

January 18, 2017

Information for grantees on procedures that must be followed if you are planning to do research in any of the countries sanctioned by the US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assests Controls (OFAC).

November 28, 2016

aJoin us Monday evening December 5th at 5:45 PM at the Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Lecture Series. Dennis O'Rourke, Foundation Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas will be presenting "Ancient Genomes, Paleoenvironments, Archaeology and the Peopling of the Americas". Our president, Leslie C. Aiello, will act as discussant.

Please note: the lecture begins at 6:30PM and, while the event is free to attend pre-registration is required for entry into the building.

November 22, 2016

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November 21, 2016

aWhile a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Minghao Lin received a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant in 2012 to aid research on "The Origin and Early History of Oxen Plowing in China," supervised by Dr. Preston Miracle. In 2015 Dr. Lin received an Engaged Anthropology Grant to aid engaged activities on "The Early History of Cattle Traction in North China".

November 7, 2016

aWe’re pleased to announce the U.S. Premiere of Wenner-Gren Foundation’s Fejos Fellow Roger Canals’ film, A Goddess in Motion at the Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival.

Screenings are followed by Q&A with Kathryn S. Oths and Roger Canals.

DATE: November 19, 2016, 1:20 PM
LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center, Auditorium 2 (SVAA Film Festival at the AAAs)

November 7, 2016

aWe are pleased to present a trailer and