New research by Michael Frachetti published in Nature explains the nomadic influence on the development of the Silk Road.
The summer program in Inner Asia offers students the chance to experience first-hand the dynamic changes that are occurring in the post-Soviet context, and to witness the emergence of new national identities cut from the multi-ethnic fabric that Archaeology and History of Inner Asia has defined the region for thousands of years.
The Winter Solstice is on December 21 and marks the shortest day of the year, which was once a very important day to many cultures.
Edward Henry is an archaeologist with the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research explores major shifts in the structure of social, economic, and political organization.
The Department of Anthropology holds an annual photography contest for Washington University in St. Louis undergraduates and the Anthropology graduate students.