Faculty are conducting a variety of innovative research projects, including Digital Heritage.
- Heather Richards-Rissetto and her team are recreating an ancient Mayan city with virtual reality technology (watch the video to the right)
- Wayne Babchuk is pioneering qualitative methods to research land and resource use by San people in Botswana and Namibia.
- Martha McCollough is interviewing females from elite and wealthy backgrounds to learn about the wealth-maintenance strategies of this understudied class of people.
Other faculty are exploring aspects of Digital Cultural Heritage-the valuing, protection, documentation and understanding of humanity’s shared heritage through application of digital tools, medias and digitally-enabled spaces.
We rely on digital technologies for scholarship, teaching and advancement of anthropological discourse and investigation in Digital Heritage.
- We teach students to use digital tools in their field and laboratory research.
- We support faculty digital projects independent of and in cooperation with the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.
- We facilitate department-wide digital projects that allow students and faculty to cooperate on common research.
- We explore how such technologies enable a wider and deeper sharing of anthropological findings.
Current Faculty Projects
- Chaco Research Archive- Carrie Heitman
- Cuban Battlefields of the Spanish-Cuban-American War
Peter Bleed and Douglas Scott
- Demographic and Genealogical Dimensions of Cultural and Biological Success- Raymond Hames
- MayaArch3D- Heather Richards-Rissetto
- MayaCityBuilder- Heather Richards-Rissetto
- Omaha Language Learning - and Omaha & Ponca Digital Dictionary- Dr. Mark Awakuni-Swetland
passed away in Spring 2015, but these resources continue to be maintained and grow through his collaborators.
Professor Carrie Heitman at Talus Unit #1, September 2015, Chaco Culture National Historical Park. (Photo credit: Ruth Van Dyke)