Dept. of Anthropology

UNH Researchers to Use Satellite Imagery in Study of Michigan Archaeological Sites

Researchers from UNH have received a grant from NASA’s Space Archaeology program to investigate the transition of indigenous hunter-gatherer cultures to agricultural-based communities in the U.S. Great Lakes region prior to European contact between AD 1200-1600.

The focus of the study will be to determine if “micrometeorological lake effects” around major inland lakes contributed to settlement and development of prehistoric agriculture by creating favorable conditions for an extended growing season.

Into the Bush - The misadventures of a geographer

A baboon chased Assistant Professor of Geography Joel Hartter into the Indian Ocean in South Africa. In Uganda, hippos chewed grass underneath his tent—while he was in it. He has stumbled upon armed poachers, outrun an elephant, and almost died from African Spotted Fever in the worst case doctors had ever seen. Apparently, it's all in a day's work for Hartter, who has conducted research in Africa for the last eight summers.

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RESEARCH PROFILE: For Meghan Howey, the Past is Powerful

For Meghan Howey, UNH Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology, the distant past can yield clues to solving the environmental problems of the present.

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