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Center for Archaeological Studies Featured for Veteran's Curation Program

University Marketing has a piece on the Veteran’s Curation Program (VCP) at the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS). CAS curator, Amy Reid, who runs the program is featured, as are two of our students who are part of the program. Congratulations to Amy and Dr. Todd Ahlman worked very hard to bring VCP to the university. It’s wonderful to see the program flourishing.

Dr. Kate Spradley to deliver keynote address at TABA

Our own Dr. Kate Spradley will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 meeting of the Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists held on the Texas State Campus. This talk will be held on Friday, 11/9, at 6:00 in the Grady Early Building (1921 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos).

Dr. Spradley will be speaking about Operation ID: The Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in South Texas: Anthropological Application.

Find out more about her talk on our news page or download the event program here.

Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists annual meeting at TXSU

The Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists (TABA) is a regional organization dedicated to biological anthropology including topics such as human variation, evolution and ecology; primate behavior, evolution and ecology; medical anthropology; forensic anthropology; anthropological genetics and related fields.

The 2018 meeting will be held on the campus of Texas State University on 11/9 - 10. We hope to see you there!

Dr. Lintz receives prestigious Plains Anthropological Society Distinguished Service Award

At the 2018 Plains Anthropological Conference in San Antonio October 26th, Dr. Chris Lintz, research associate in the Anthropology Department, received the society's Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award is for outstanding lifetime achievement in Plains anthropological research, teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession. It goes to the people whose work is essential to our field, and is the most valued award given by the Plains Anthropological Society. The DSA has been awarded 23 times since initiated in 1991.

Dr. Jill Pruetz named Midwest Primatological Interest Group’s 2018 Distinguished Primatologist

The Midwest Primate Interest Group (MPIG) named Dr. Jill Pruetz the Distinguished Primatologist of 2018 based on her contributions to Primatologist in the Midwest. Pruetz received a doctorate at the University of Illinois in 1999, was a post-doc at the University of Miami of Ohio, and then worked as a professor of anthropology at Iowa State University from 2001 to 2017, when she returned to teach at her alma mater, Texas State University. She will give the keynote address at the annual MPIG meeting, which will be held in Bloomington, Indiana on October 26-27.

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