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Dr. Andrzej Weber featured in "Because We Dared: Four at the forefront" article on the University of Alberta website

April 23, 2015

Recently, the University of Alberta website ran an article entitled: "Because We Dared: Four at the forefront". The article features our own Dr. Andrzej Weber as one of the four. Here is an excerpt:

Nobody exemplifies "Dare to Discover"-the University of Alberta's blueprint for greatness- better than the U of A's exceptional researchers. From the earth's prehistoric past to the solar wind in our planet's magnetosphere, they're exploring at the very frontiers of human knowledge.

Anthropologist Andrzej Weber is helping us piece together-often literally-the lives of individual prehistoric hunter-gatherers in Northeast Asia. He leads the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project (BHAP), an international and multi-disciplinary team of scholars.

By studying ancient skeletal remains, along with other archaeological evidence and the environmental surroundings, the team can build an understanding of an individual's age, sex, diet, mobility, daily activities, health, and genetic traits. The team calls its new approach the "bioarcheology of individual life histories." Weber is part scientist, part explorer, and part master detective. Like Philip Currie, he has no plans to stop digging. "Each time we find something different, and that's what makes it all so exciting."

Link to article: http://tinyurl.com/ophvntp
See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/because-we-dared/inspire/explorer-researchers

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