Shimelis Gebru
Shimelis
Gebru
Instructor
Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
Anthropology 215
Anthropology 376
Research Interests
Humans and Nonhuman Primates
Education

PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

M.A.: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

Background

Shimelis B. Gebru got his M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Gebru is an anthropologist whose research interests are multifaceted, including both humans and nonhuman primates. His recent research focuses on the relationships between traditional natural resource management practices and food security in Ethiopia. Specifically how the introduction of new technologies, programs and policies affect traditional livelihood practices as well as food security, nutrition and heath outcomes of highland farmers and lowland pastoralists. 

 

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5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
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Wednesday: 9 a.m.-noon
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Edward Maher
Edward
F.
Maher
Instructor
Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5794
Courses Taught
ANTH 212 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 213 - Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 306 - Rise of Complex Societies: Archaeology of State Formation and Urbanization
ANTH 309 - Egyptian Archaeology
ANTH 310 - Near Eastern Archaeology
ANTH 315 - Greek Archaeology: Bronze Age
ANTH 335a - Zooarchaeology
Research Interests
Regional Expertise: Archaeology with regional focus on Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean Basin.
Research Interests: Iron and Bronze Age Levant, zooarchaeology, economies, empire, ethnicity, trade, ritual, animal sacrifice, site abandonment.
Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003

M.A. Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium 1997

B. A. Anthropology, University of Lethbridge, Canada 1993

Selected Publications

2018  Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age IB Fauna from Beqo'a. ‘Atiqot 90: 67-73.

2017a  E. F. Maher and B. Hesse. The Iron Age II Faunal Remains. In: S. Gitin, ed., The Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavations 1985-1988,1990, 1992-1995: Field IV Lower – The Elite Zone Volume 9/2 Part 2: The Iron Age I Early Philistine City, pp. 357-363. Eisenbrauns.

2017b  E. C. M van den Brink, R. Beeri, D. Kirzner, E. Bron, A. Cohen-Weinberger, E. Kamaisky, T. Gonen, L. Gershuny, Y. Nagar, D. Ben-Tor, N. Sukenik, O, Shamir, E. F. Maher, and D. Reich. A Late Bronze Age II clay coffin from Tel Shaddud in the Central Jezreel Valley, Israel: context and historical implications, Levant 49: 105-135.

2017c  Flair of the Dog: The Philistine Consumption of Canines. In: Justin Lev-Tov, Paula Hesse, and Allan Gilbert, eds., The Wide Lens in Archaeology:Honoring Brian Hesse's Contributions to Anthropological Archaeology, pp. 117-147. Lockwood Press.

2016  E. F. Maher and B. Hesse. The Middle Bronze Age II and Iron Age I Faunal Remains. In: S. Gitin, ed., The Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavations 1985-1988,1990,1992-1995: Field IV Lower – The Elite Zone Volume 9/1 Part 1: The Iron Age I Early Philistine City, pp. 515-570. Eisenbrauns.

2014a  Lambs to the Slaughter: Cultic Orientations at Philistine Ekron in the 7th century BCE. In: John R. Spencer, Aaron J. Brody, and Robert A. Mullens, eds., Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin, pp. 111-130. American Schools of Oriental Research.

2014b  Temporal Trends in Animal Exploitation: Fauna Analysis from Tell Jemmeh. In: David Ben-Shlomo and Gus W. Van Beek, eds., The Smithsonian Institution Excavation at Tell Jemmeh, Israel (1970-1990), pp. 1038-1051. Contributions in Anthropology Series. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

2013  Animal Husbandry. In: D. M. Master, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. Oxford University Press.

2012  Mortuary Faunal Remains. In: David Ben-Shlomo, ed., The Azor Cemetery: Moshe Dothan's Excavations, 1958 and 1960 (IAA Reports 50), pp. 195-198. The Israel Antiquities Authority.

2006/07  Imminent Invasion: The Abandonment of Philistine Ekron. Scripta Mediterranea, Special Issue - Cyprus, The Sea Peoples and the Eastern Mediterranean: Regional Perspectives of Continuity and Change 27-28: 323-337.

BBH 140
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5794
Office Hours
Spring 2019 office hours: 3-5 p.m. on Thursdays
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(773) 442-5860
Lesa Davis
Lesa
C.
Davis
Chair of Anthropology, Global Studies, Philosophy, English Language Program, and TESOL
Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5862
Courses Taught
ANTH 109b - FYE: Skeletons in Chicago Closets
ANTH 200 - Writing in Anthropology
ANTH 215 - Human Origins: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 261 - Biology of Behavior
ANTH 290 - Graduating Anthropology
ANTH 302 - Human Osteology
ANTH 343 - Anthropology of the Body (w/ T. Luedke)
ANTH 356 - Human Variation
ANTH 368 - Primate Biology and Adaptation
ANTH 371 - Forensic Anthropology
ANTH 376 - Primate Behavior
ANTH 3871-6 - Field Museum Internship
ANTH 3891-6 - Lincoln Park Zoo Research
ANTH 397 - Senior Seminar in Biological Anthropology
Research Interests
My research explores how evolution has shaped the bones and joints of different primate species, and the role of phylogeny and ecology in these processes. I just finished a project on the skeletal adaptations and evolution of locomotion of pitheciin primates with SE Walker-Pacheco and our work is featured in a Cambridge volume on the pitheciins. I also recently co-edited a Springer volume on the biology, behavior, and ecology of the marmosets and callimicos of South America (see above). I am working on a new collaborative project that focuses on the anatomy and locomotion of the night monkey (genus Aotus). Other ongoing projects include the analysis of faunal remains from Suriname harpy eagle predation, and the foraging adaptations of the golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia). Finally, I am collaborating with two students on two projects, one involving the faunal remains from Suriname, and the other on the origins of malocclusion in postindustrial populations.
Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2002

M.A., Anthropology,  Arizona State University, 1987

B.A., Anthropology, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1984

Selected Publications

Davis LC, Walker SE.  2013.  Functional morphology and positional behaviour in the Pitheciini. In:  LM Veiga AA Barnett, SF Ferrari, and MA Norconk (Eds).  Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 84-96.

Ford SM, Porter LM, Davis LC.  2009.  The Smallest Anthropoids: The Marmoset/Callimico Radiation.  508 pgs.  New York: Springer.

Ford SM, Davis LC.  2009. The skeleton of Callibella humilis, a new species of marmoset. In: SM Ford, LM Porter, and Davis LC.  (Eds.):  The Smallest Anthropoids: The Marmoset/Callimico Radiation.  New York: Springer.

Walker SE, Davis LC.  2007.  Postcranial features of Cacajao with comparisons to Chiropotes and Pithecia.

Davis LC, Walker SE, Ford, SM.  2006.  Locomotion and skeletal differentiation within the Pitheciini.

Davis LC, Fitton LJ, Nickels MK.  2005. The introductory course in physical anthropology: a status report on its current nature and role.  American Association of Physical Anthropology Newsletter.

2005 Davis LC.  Anatomical correlates for trunk-to-trunk leaping in the forelimb and hindlimb of Callimico goeldii. Am J Phys Anthropol, Suppl. 40:115-116.

Ford SM, Davis LC.  2005.  The skeleton of Callibella humilis: functional and phylogenetic implications. Am J Phys Anthropol, Suppl. 40:128.

Davis LC, Ford SM.  2003. Comparative postcranial morphology of the marmosets.  Am J Phys Anthrop Suppl. 36: 84.

Davis LC.  2002.  Functional anatomy of the callitrichid forelimb and long bones.   Neotropical Primates 10 (2):98.

1996 Davis LC.  Functional and phylogenetic implications of ankle morphology in Callimico goeldii.  In MA Norconk, AL Rosenberger, PA Garber (Eds.): Adaptive Radiations of Neotropical Primatess, New York: Plenum Press, pp. 133-156.

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5500 North St. Louis Avenue
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Phone
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Office Hours
Fall 2019
Monday: 3-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 1-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 1-5 p.m.
Thursday: 1-5 p.m.
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Paul Bick
Paul
Bick
Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5794
Courses Taught
ANTH 212 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Research Interests
Cultural Anthropology
Education

M.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007

M.A., Linguistics, Northeastern Illinois University, 2005

B.A., English, Loyola University Chicago, 1986

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5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5794
Office Hours
Fall 2015 M/W: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
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Main Campus
Martin Giesso
Martin
Giesso
Senior Instructor
Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5794
Courses Taught
ANTH 212 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 213 - Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 250 - Latin American Archaeology
ANTH 306 - The Rise of Complex Societies: The Archaeology of State Formation and Urbanization
ANTH 350r - South American Archaeology
Research Interests
Andean archaeology, archaeometry, lithic analysis
Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2000

M.A., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1990

Lic, Anthropology, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1981

Selected Publications

2019. Deconstructing a Complex Obsidian ‘Source-scape': A Geoarchaeological and Geochemical Approach in Northwestern Patagonia. Ramiro Barberena, María V. Fernández, Agustina A. Rughini, Karen Borrazzo, Raven Garvey, Gustavo Lucero, Claudia Della Negra, Guadalupe Romero Villanueva, Víctor Durán, Valeria Cortegoso, Martín Giesso, Catherine Klesner, Brandi L. MacDonald, Michael D. Glascock Geoarchaeology.

 

2019. Procurement and Circulation of Obsidian in the Province of La Pampa, Argentina. Berón, Mónica A., Páez, Florencia N., Carrera Aizpitarte, Manuel P., Giesso, Martín & Glascock, Michael D. Journal of Lithic Studies 

2019. Obsidian distribution of the northern Patagonian forest area and neighboring sectors during the late Holocene (Neuquén province, Argentina). Open ArchaeologyAlberto E. Pérez; Martin Giesso; Michael D. Glascock  

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America was included in Choice's list of 2018 Outstanding Academic Titles:

https://www.choicereviews.org/review/10.5860/CHOICE.210177 

Hugo G. Nami, Martin Giesso, Alicia Castro, Michael D. Glascock

New Analyses of Late Holocene Obsidians from Southern Patagonia

(Santa Cruz Province, Argentina)

Bulletin of the International Association of Obsidian Studies 57: 13-25, Summer 2017.

2018 Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America. Second edition. Rowman and Littlefield eds.

2017    Geografía humana y tecnología en el norte de Neuquén: proyecto de geoquímica de obsidianas. In Florencia Gordon, Ramiro Barberena and Valeria Bernal (eds.). El poblamiento humano en el norte del Neuquén. Estado actual del conocimiento y perspectivas. Coauthored with Ramiro Barberena, M. Victoria Fernández, Agustina Rughini, Valeria Cortegoso, Gustavo Lucero, Víctor A. Durán, Raven Garvey, Michael D. Glascock, and Guadalupe Romero. Buenos Aires: Aspha.

2015   Las Cargas: Characterization and Prehistoric Use of a Southern Andean Obsidian Source.Geoarchaeology 30(2); 139-150. Coauthored with Laura Salgan, Raven Garvey, Gustavo Neme, Adolfo Gil, Michael D. Glascock, and Vıctor Duran.

2017. Impacto del volcanismo Holocénico sobre el poblamiento humano del extreme noroeste de la Patagonia Argentina. María Fernanda Ugalde (ed.) Volcanes, cenizas y ocupaciones antiguas en perspectiva geoarqueológica en América Latina, p. 23-41. Quito, Publicaciones de la Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Coauthored with Victor Duran, Raul Mikkan, Ramiro Barberena and Gustavo Lucero. 

2017    Geografía humana y tecnología en el norte de Neuquén: proyecto de geoquímica de obsidianas. In Florencia Gordon, Ramiro Barberena and Valeria Bernal (eds.). El poblamiento humano en el norte del Neuquén. Estado actual del conocimiento y perspectivas. Coauthored with Ramiro Barberena, M. Victoria Fernández, Agustina Rughini, Valeria Cortegoso, Gustavo Lucero, Víctor A. Durán, Raven Garvey,

Michael D. Glascock, and Guadalupe Romero. Buenos Aires: Aspha.

2015    Fuentes de aprovisionamiento y uso de obsidianas del ámbito boscoso y lacustre andino norpatagónico (provincia del Neuquén, Argentina). Special volume, p. 17-26. Intersecciones en Antropología, Universidad del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Coauthored with Alberto E. Pérez and Michael D. Glascock, 

2015   Las Cargas: Characterization and Prehistoric Use of a Southern Andean Obsidian Source.Geoarchaeology 30(2); 139-150. Coauthored with Laura Salgan, Raven Garvey, Gustavo Neme, Adolfo Gil, Michael D. Glascock, and Vıctor Duran.

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538102367/Historical-Dictionary-of-Ancient-South-America-Second-Edition

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5794
Office Hours
Fall 2020 Virtual Office Hours:

Monday: 9-10 a.m.
Wednesday: 9-10 a.m.
Friday: 9-10 a.m.
El Centro
Main Campus