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The UC Davis College of Letters and Science is at the heart of the university’s mission to drive innovation for the public good. We seek answers and create knowledge across the arts, sciences and humanities: from anthropology to art history, chemistry to communications, earth and planetary sciences to economics, psychology to performance arts. Our research drives academic excellence, both on campus and globally, providing an educational experience that prepares students from all backgrounds to make a difference to society.

Illustration of female hunter depicting hunters who may have appeared in the Andes 9,000 years ago.

Early Big Game Hunters of the Americas Were Female

An archaeological discovery and analysis of early burial practices overturned the long-held ‘man-the-hunter’ hypothesis.

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