Among the many 2010 AAAS Fellows chosen for their contributions to science and technology are eight anthropologists. Six of the eight are biological anthropologists. Two are archaeologists. They will be recognized at the Fellows Forum to be held February 19, 2011, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.
Anthropologyworks offers sincere congratulations to the awardees and a request to the AAAS to widen its purview in the future.
The AAAS awardee profile in anthropology is far too narrow. It overlooks many excellent cultural and linguistic anthropologists whose work clearly contributes to “science and technology.”
Dozens of cultural and linguistic anthropologists are working on topics such as health, violence, migration, fertility, nutrition, environmental pollution, and digital technology, to name just a few. How can it be that not one of such cultural/linguistic anthropologists was named an AAAS Fellow in 2010?
The 2010 awardees are:
Richard A. Diehl, University of Alabama. Professor Diehl is a Mesoamerican archaeologist who specializes in pre-Columbian cultures of Central Mexico and the Olmec culture of the tropical lowlands of the Mexican Gulf coast. He retired from the University of Alabama in 2006, although is currently a Professor Emeritus.
Agustín Fuentes, University of Notre Dame. Professor Fuentes is a biological anthropologist. His research and teaching interests include the evolution of social complexity in human and primate societies, cooperation and conflict negotiation, human diversity, and reproductive behavior and ecology.
Richard L. Jantz, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Professor Jantz is the Director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee. He conducts research on human variation, skeletal biology and forensic anthropology. He is primarily concerned with developing computerized data bases in these areas and how they can address a variety of research questions.
Michelle Lampl, Emory University. Professor Lampl is a biological anthropologist with a research focus on human growth and development. She investigates the mechanisms of growth and influencing factors, both genetic and environmental, and she collaborates with scientists internationally on research projects related to fetal and infant growth.
Paul W. Leslie, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Professor Leslie is a biological anthropologist. His research concerns the relationship among the demographic, socioeconomic, and biological characteristics of human populations, in an ecological context, especially in East Africa.
Fiona B. Marshall, Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Marshall is an archaeologist with an appointment in African and African-American studies. She is one of the world’s pre-eminent scholars on the origins of agriculture in Africa and on donkey domestication. In collaboration with the St. Louis Zoo, she is studying behavior of the African wild ass and the relationship of sociality to domestication processes.
Anne C. Stone, Arizona State University. Professor Stone is a biological anthropologist with a primary focus on anthropological genetics. Her regional focus is South America. Her current research is on applications of population genetics to questions concerning the origins, population history and evolution of humans and the great apes
Samuel D. Stout, Ohio State University. Professor Stout is a forensic and biological anthropologist. His research interest include skeletal biology, health, and bioarchaeology.