2015 DeJarnette BBQ

The David and Elizabeth DeJarnette Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually by the Department of Anthropology. As per the eclectic interests of David L. DeJarnette, priority of consideration is given to graduate students who are conducting archaeological research at Moundville Archaeological Park, the southeastern United States more generally, or in Latin America. Recipients of this prestigious award are announced publicly at the annual DeJarnette Barbecue. 

Set up!

Set up!

The grill masters!

The grill masters!

Student volunteers

Student volunteers

Missy and Teri (our favorites)

Missy and Teri (our favorites)

So much delicious BBQ!

So much delicious BBQ!

Such a lovely day!

Such a lovely day!

Arcola Wash Day on the Black Warrior River

It was a cold day in late February – but our awesome Anthropology Club members still made it out to the river to help wash artifacts from the surface collection field trip to Arcola Mounds.

A nice day on the river!

A nice day on the river!

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Dr. Brown!

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Our mascot Shaggy.

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Spring 2015 Camping Trip

This January the UAAC had the pleasure of camping for two nights at Leroy Percy State Park (in cabins!) and assisting one of our fellow students with her dissertation research at Arcola Mounds in the Mississippi Delta. Students and volunteers participated in a controlled surface collection of the site and toured the nearby Winterville Mounds. Another wonderful trip and a fantastic way to bring in the new semester! Thank you Ashley and Jessica (and Angelica!) for organizing this for us!

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Being cool in the cabins

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Arcola!

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Touring the mound

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Surface collection

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Touring Winterville Mounds

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Our awesome crew – thanks so much to everyone!

 

 

 

 

UAAC Social

Wednesday night we hosted a mid-semester social to get everyone together and relax a bit after midterms. Club members took a break and enjoyed pizza, snacks, and The Lego Movie. Thank you Brass (and Angelica!) for organizing such a nice event!

“Instruction to fit in, have everyone like you, and always be happy. Step 1: Breathe!”

Pizza! Nom nom.

Nom nom nom.

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Ashley is SO ready for the movie to start! Let’s do this! Aghhhh!!!

Everything is awesome!

Everything is not awesome – intense introduction to President Business.

2014 Native American Festival

The Moundville Archaeological Park, located in Moundville, Alabama, has an annual Native American Festival designed to celebrate the region’s rich Native American heritage. This year’s celebration was particularly significant because 2014 marks both the 75th anniversary of the Moundville Park and the 25th anniversary of the Moundville Festival! The UA Department of Anthropology has a long history of working with the park, so every year UA Anthropology Club members volunteer for this event. This year we had 35 fantastic volunteers assisting the park – and thank goodness with 12,058 people visiting the festival this year (up 22% from last year!).

Brass shows visitors items representative of the kinds of artifacts found at Moundville

Brass shows visitors items representative of the kinds of artifacts found at Moundville

Kareen helps a group of kids at our pottery reconstruction station

Kareen helps a group of kids at our pottery reconstruction station

Shannon engages visitors with a demonstration of  how wattle and daub houses were made

Shannon engages visitors with a demonstration of how wattle and daub houses were made

Group dancing!

Group dancing!

 

Fall 2014 Camping Trip

This fall the UAAC had the pleasure of camping for two nights in Joe Wheeler State Park. We toured nearby attractions including Florence Mound and the Athens Fiddlers Convention. A great trip and a glorious break from a busy semester! Thank you Ashley (and Angelica!) for organizing this for us!

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