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CAS's REU: Exploring Globalization Through Archaeology and Bioarchaeology program off to great start

As part of this summer’s NSF REU: Exploring Globalization Through Archaeology and Bioarchaeology program, undergraduate students from Texas State and other universities spent 3 weeks doing fieldwork on Saint Eustatius, and 4 weeks on campus analyzing their data and writing up their project results. The students presented posters of their work and will apply to present more findings at the American Archaeology conference. 

Find out more about the program on the CAS site and our News Page.

Dr. Christina Conlee awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Dr. Christina Conlee was awarded a NSF grant in the amount of $239,556 for her project titled "The Cyclic Rise and Fall of Complex Societies."

With funding from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Conlee will be conducting a multi-year archaeological project in the desert of Nasca, Peru. She will examine the development, expansion, and collapse of complex societies during the Middle Horizon (AD 650-1000), a time of unprecedented change when the highland Wari empire expanded into many areas of the Andes, including the south coast of Peru and home of the Nasca.

Dr. Todd Ahlman featured in Texas State University's HillViews Magazine

Center for Archaeological Studies Director, Dr. Todd Ahlman, was recently featured in Texas State University's HillViews Magazine for his partnership with the U.S. Air Force.  Last year Texas State University entered into a $1.6 million agreement to perform cultural resource surveys and support at Air Force installations in eight states. You can find out more about Dr. Ahlman and his work on this project on our News Page

Forensic Anthropology Faculty and Students Publish Several Articles

Dr. Daniel Wescott and Dr. Deborah Cunningham along with current and former Texas State students and colleagues recently published several articles in academic journals.  You can view the articles below or find more information about them on our News Page.

Dr. Kent Reilly Receives Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Kent Reilly who was recently awarded a Lannan Foundation Community and Ethnographic Studies grant for over $18,000. 

MA Student, Alejandro Allen, awarded NSF Grant

Cultural anthropology MA student, Alejandro Allen (Advisor Dr. Nicole Taylor) has been awarded an REG (Research Experience for Graduates) grant from the National Science Foundation to study how college students experience food insecurity.

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