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Dr. David Kilby Awarded National Geographic Society Grant

Congratulations to Dr. David Kilby was was recently awarded a National Geographic Society grant in the amount of $17,850 in support of his project in South Texas, "A new look at Bonfire Shelter: Using Structure from Motion photogrammetry to investigate the earliest Americans.”

Research Enhancement Program Grants

Congratulations to these faculty who won 2018 Research Enhancement Program Grants.

  • Dr. Britt Bousman, Early Later Stone Age Excavations at Erfkroon, South Africa
  • Dr. Christi Conlee, Investigating Prehistoric Cultural Boundaries and Lifeways in North-Central Oregon
  • Dr. Nick Herrmann, Ancient Eleon Bioarchaeological Project, Greece
  • Dr. David Kilby, Investigations at Bonfire Shelter: New Dates for One of Americas Oldest Sites

Congratulations to Dr. Kate Spradley and everyone involved with Operation Identification

Dr. Kate Spradley and her team recently made the front page of USA Today for their work on Operation Identification. 

Dr. Carolyn Boyd Awarded the Curtis D. Tunnell Lifetime Achievement Award in Archeology

The Texas Historical Commission selected Dr. Carolyn Boyd as this year’s recipient of the Curtis D. Tunnell Lifetime Achievement Award in Archeology.  Named in honor of former State Archeologist and Texas Historical Commission Executive Director Curtis Tunnell, this award recognizes an individual for outstanding lifetime accomplishments in archeological research and/or preservation.

Also, Shumla made the cover of American Archaeology magazine!

Congratulations To Our Outstanding Students

  • Congratulations to JP Fancher (mentor Hamilton) for winning the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in the Life Sciences!
  • Kyleigh Hoelscher, an undergraduate honor's student in the department of Anthropology (mentor Taylor), has been awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship from Texas State University to support her honor's thesis research on how people experience food insecurity during the holidays.
  • MA graduate, Caryn Tegtmeyer (mentor Hamilton), is now Dr. Tegtmeyer! Caryn recently passed her dissertation defense at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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