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Dr. Robert L. Anemone

Photo of Dr. Robert L. AnemoneDr. Robert L. Anemone (Anthropology) is a 2014 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Fellows are chosen by their peers for lifetime appointments.

Anemone, who came to UNCG from Western Michigan University in 2013, has been an AAAS member since graduate school. He was honored for his work on human variation, his contribution to the fossil record, and his groundbreaking use of satellite imagery to predict where fossils might be found. Anemone, who specializes in human and primate evolution, authored “Race and Human Diversity: A Biocultural Approach,” a text he uses in his classroom. He wrote the book, he says, to “further our understanding of race and human diversity from both a biological and a cultural perspective.” Anemone’s field team is one of the first to harness satellite technology for use in digs, working closely with a geographer and remote-sensing specialist. On summer digs in Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin, the team utilizes high-tech predictive models of likely fossil hot-spots.

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society, founded in 1848. AAAS publishes the journal Science, with an estimated one million readers.