In collaboration with tribes in Northern California, researchers examined traditional fire management practices and found that these approaches, if expanded, could strengthen cultures and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
Home villages of Chinese migrants who traveled to the United States and other countries during the 19th century are being excavated for the first time through a project led by Stanford anthropologist Barbara Voss with Chinese scholar Jinhua “Selia” Tan.
The Stanford Archaeology Center showcases ancient Egyptian stone tools, parts of a mummy case and other artifacts that were collected by Jane Stanford; her son, Leland Stanford Jr.; and other university affiliates.
Throughout history, many groups, including ancient Greeks and Romans, have colonized the island of Sicily. Stanford senior Madeleine Ota researched how remnants of those classical civilizations affect the lives of local residents today.
A new collaborative effort at Stanford University Libraries to capture 3-D models of the university’s artifacts, such as bones and art, helps scholars and students with analyzing and studying objects remotely.