Post Tagged with: "Sabrina Curran"

Curran Digs into Animal Fossils in Romania in Search of Human Migration Answers

Dr. Sabrina Curran

If early human ancestors (hominins) dispersing from Africa into Eurasia 2 million years ago moved through southern Romania, they would have found monkeys on foot rather than in trees, short-necked giraffes, rhinos, and saber-toothed cats—quite different from the Europe of today. During the early Pleistocene of Eurasia, these hominins also […]

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September 4, 2020 at 9:09 amResearch

Leakey Foundation Grant Helps Curran Search for Rare Primate Evidence in Romania

From left, Sabrina Curran (Ohio University), Alex Petculescu (Emil Racoviţa Institute of Speleology), Claire Terhune (University of Arkansas) excavating a mammoth in Romania. Curran and her team went to Romania to work at the Emil Racoviţa Institute of Speleology.

Dr. Sabrina Curran, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ohio University, received a grant from the Leakey Foundation that helps fund her work on a site in Romania. Curran and her team went to Romania in July and will return again next summer to look for traces of a rare primate […]

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September 25, 2019 at 3:08 pmResearch

Happy Beginnings | Meyer Continues Anthropology Research in Grad School

Rachel Meyer at the Geier Collections and Research Center, standing in front of the collection from the Hahn's Field Site excavations

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Rachel Meyer ’16 is a second year master’s student in Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati. She graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences at […]

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November 1, 2018 at 9:06 amAlumni

Curran Presents on Mid-Pleistocene of Tanzania at Paleoanthropology Society

Dr. Sabrina Curran

Dr. Sabrina Curran, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, presents “Renewed explorations of the Mid-Pleistocene site, Isimila, Tanzania” at a joint meeting this month of the Paleoanthropology Society and American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Austin, Texas. The Paleoanthropology Society was founded in 1992. It recognizes that paleoanthropology is multidisciplinary in nature […]

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April 4, 2018 at 9:05 amResearch

New Anthropology Labs Help Faculty, Student Research and Teaching

Students and Faculty enjoy tour of new Anthropological Laboratories in Central Classroom at Open House event in November 2017.

The new Anthropological Sciences Laboratories in the Central Classroom building are open, and research is in full swing on collections of artifacts that help researchers reconstruct ancient environments—including those nearby in Southeastern Ohio. Faculty and students from Sociology, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and the Heritage College of Medicine attended an […]

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March 19, 2018 at 9:27 amNews Research

Summer 2017 | Curran Teaches Short Course Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Dr. Sabrina Curran

Dr. Sabrina Curran, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, is teaching a short course called ANTH 2010 Introduction to Biological Anthropology in the second summer session. This course satisfied the Ohio University general education Tier II Natural Sciences (2NS) requirement. ANTH 2010 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (2NS) 6/27/17 – 7/18/17 | Class […]

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March 2, 2017 at 12:19 pmAnnouncements

Curran and Team Awarded NSF Funds to Continue Pleistocene Research in Romania

Newly excavated partial mammoth skeleton n in lab at Institute of Speleology in Romania.

by Harlee Rozell ’17 Last summer Dr. Sabrina Curran, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, traveled to Romania to continue her research involving the geographical movement of the Homo erectus species, an ancestor of modern humans, during the early Pleistocene. Her interest in this project began in 2008, when she first traveled to […]

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February 14, 2017 at 10:16 amNews