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Blanton Exhibition Highlights Art of Ancient Andes, Explores Relationship Between Art and Environment

Blanton Exhibition Highlights Art of Ancient Andes, Explores Relationship Between Art and Environment

AUSTIN, Texas — The Blanton Museum of Art, in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, will present a special selection of objects that illuminate the lifestyle, technological achievements and ideology of pre-Inka (also known as “Inca”) cultures among the coastal Andes of South America. “Between Mountains and…   » Continue Reading

Doctoral Theses of Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss Acquired by Ransom Center

Doctoral Theses of Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss Acquired by Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the manuscripts of anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss's major and minor doctoral theses.

Anthropologist Wins “Ig Nobel” Prize for Study of Why Pregnant Women Don’t Tip Over

University of Texas at Austin anthropologist Liza Shapiro and two fellow researchers on Thursday won an Ig Nobel Prize—dedicated to "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think"—for a 2007 study on the evolutionary reasons pregnant women don't tip over.