Belize Field Program

Students at the Belize Archaeology Field Program


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Dr. Glenn and students observing monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Mona monkey skull

Mona monkey skull used in teaching and research


Skeletal specimen

Specimen from the skeletal collections at our labs


Spider monkeys

Spider monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Study abroad in Tibet

Study abroad in Tibet


Alisha Gaskins

Former student Alisha Gaskins completing a facial reconstruction


San Nicolas

Melinda Salisbury and Laura Monterrosa measuring pit depth at San Nicolas


Aten Temple-Tell el Amarna

small Aten Temple-Tell el Amarna


West Africa Magnuson monkeys

Former Graduate student Lindsay Magnuson tracking monkeys in West Africa


Anthropology student

Anthropology student


Student Making Peanut Butter in Bolivia

Erin Wheelis making peanut butter, Bolivia Peace Corps


Dai Sun Xian Ceremony

Dai Suan xian ceremony


Anthropology Student dancing in field in
Burma

Anthropology students immersed in the Grenadian culture


Dai Dinner

Dai Dinner


Howling monkeys

Howling monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the end of the Costa Rica Primate Field Program


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students at the Costa Rica Primate Field Program


Belize Field School

Dr. Cortes-Rincon and students at the Belize Archaeology Field Program


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students observing monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Contact Information

Humboldt Center for
Evolutionary Anthropology
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) 233
Phone: 707.826.4330

Humboldt Center for Evolutionary Anthropology Staff

Laboratory Director

Marissa Ramsier, Ph.D.
photo: Marissa Ramsier

Dr. Ramsier attended Humboldt State University as an undergraduate and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a focus in evolutionary anthropology and sensory ecology. Marissa has done fieldwork in Central and South America, Africa, and the West Indies, has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, and is also a Research Scientist at the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation. Marissa's interests within anthropology are broad, as she is interested in inter-relationships between behavior, ecology and morphology. Current areas of particular interest include: evolutionary medicine (nutrition, longevity, the evolution of disease), sensory ecology, the evolution of communication, comparative anatomy and bioarchaeology. Marissa is also Director of HSU's Costa Rica Primate Field School and Co-Director of the Poland Medieval Forensic Anthropology Field School. In addition to conducting research, at HSU Marissa teaches anthropology courses.

Email:
mas70@humboldt.edu

Laboratory Manager

May Patiño
Image of May Patino

May graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.A. in Anthropology, and has been a central part of the HCEA since its inception. She oversees the daily operations, facilitates student research, and conducts original research in evolutionary medicine and primate evolution. In addition, she conducts public health research in conjunction with the California Center for Rural Policy. May is a Certified Nutrition, Wellness & Weight Management Consultant and Co-Owner of Origins Nutrition in Arcata, CA.

Email:
maypatino@gmail.com