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Texas States Represented at Florida Tribe's Harvest Busk

Dr. Kent Reilly, along with current and former students, were recently invited to participate in the Harvest Busk of the Florida Tribe of the Eastern Creeks at the White Earth Community/Square Ground.

Dr. Reilly at Florida Harvest BuskSmall group at Florida Harvest Busk

Hannah Munsch presents Honors Thesis research

Photo of Hannah Munsch and Dr. CunninghamAnthropology undergraduate major Hannah Munsch (mentor: Dr. Cunningham) presented her undergraduate Honors Thesis entitled "Undergraduate misconceptions of evolutionary principles: a comparative study." Congratulations Hannah!

Congratulations to MA Students Molly Kaplan and Mariah Moe

Molly Kaplan, MA student under Dr. Kate Spradley, received a $1,500.00 Forensic Sciences Foundation travel grant.

Mariah Moe, MA student under Dr. Kate Spradley, won the AAFS Anthropology Section Diversity Award $1,000.00 student travel award.

Congratulations to Courtney Siegert and Sophia Mavroudas

Doctoral students Courtney Siegert and Sophia Mavroudas won $1,500 Forensic Sciences Foundation/CRC Press Student Travel Grants, which also includes complimentary registration to the American Academy of Forensic Science 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA, in February 2020.

In addition, Sophia was chosen as the Book Prize Recipient by CRC and will receive $1,500-worth of pre-selected books and a plaque at the Academy’s Annual Business Meeting.

Texas State Students Win Research Awards at Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists Meeting

Photo of student winner from TABATwo Texas State students won research awards at this year's Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists meeting held at Baylor University from November 8-9.

Olivia Green won the undergraduate poster research award for her collaborative project entitled "Comparing patters of pathology in enslaved Africans of an 18th century cemetery on St. Eustatius." This research project was an outgrowth from her experience in the Texas State’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program “Exploring Globalization through Archaeology" headed by Drs. McKeown, Ahlman, and Hermann.

McKensey Miller won the graduate poster award for her master's thesis research under the guidance of Dr. Jill Pruetz: "The importance of microclimates: Environmental differences between habitats at Fongoli, Senegal."

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