Glenn Black Laboratory

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The month of June 2015 found IU anthropologists Jayne-Leigh Thomas and April Sievert over 350 miles above the Arctic Circle in Barrow, a town with a population of 4,000 on Alaska‚Äôs North Slope. Bundled against the 40-degree summer cold, they ate maktak (bowhead whale skin with blubber) and natchiq (seal meat), and then Thomas was […]

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The National Science Foundation has awarded a $194,685 grant to Indiana University researchers to study the professional training that scholars receive related to understanding, appreciating and complying with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The human rights legislation, enacted by Congress in 1990, establishes the rights of federally recognized U.S. tribes to reclaim […]