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Congratulations to Anthropology Students at the College of Liberal Arts Research Expo

Anthropology students were well represented at the recent College of Liberal Arts Research Expo.

The following students presented at the expo:

Alexis Baide | Using Tabacco Clay Pipes to Trace Changes in Leadership of Sint Eustatius from 1680 to 1800 (poster)

Richard McAulife | Central Texas Plank Baking (presentation)

Richard Saavedra | Virtual Dissection of Complex Masticatory Muscles with DiceCT (poster)

James Tichy | Comparing Ages-at-Death of Interred Individuals on Sint Eustatius (poster)

Kim Wile | Mortuary Patterns of an 18th Century Cemetery on Sint Eustatius (poster)

Anthropology Undergraduate Students Win 2nd and 3rd Place in Undergraduate Research Conference Poster Competition

Congratulations to anthropology majors Christina Tinsley and Richard Saavedra for winning 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, in the Undergraduate Research Conference poster competition!

Christina Tinsley, Consideration of Possible Anthropophagy: Four Corners Region of the American Southwest, Anthropology

Richard Saavedra, Femoral Length Estimation from Fragmentary Remains, Anthropology

Anthropology Department Welcomes New Lambda Alpha Members

On Friday, May 3, 2019 the Anthropology Department held it's first annual Lambda Alpha Awards Banquet.  This banquet servers to celebrate the new and existing members of the Lambda Alpha Honors Society.  Photos from the event can be found on our News and Events page

Congratulations to all our members! 

Operation Identification Featured on NPR

Congratulations to Dr. Kate Spradely, Ph.D. student Courtney Siegert, and the rest of the Op ID team for a recent NPR feature.  On May 21, 2019 NPR posted a piece, "After Grim Deaths In The Borderlands, An Effort To Find Out Who Migrants Were" examining the cases of migrant boarder crossers.  NPR conducted interviews with Dr. Spradely and Courtney for the piece to showcase the work of the Op ID team in the effort to identify migrants and return them to their families. 

Anthropology Students Present Posters at Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate anthropology majors Amanda Rodriguez, Richard Saavedra, and Christina Tinsley presented posters at the 13th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Texas State University held in April.  Photos can be found on our News Page

Dr. Kent Reilly Awarded Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Kent Reilly who as received a $17,807 grant from the Lannan Foundation to fund the 26th Southeastern Iconography.

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