Jessica Kowalski successfully defends dissertation

Our own Jessica Kowalksi is officially now Dr. Kowalksi! She defended her dissertation, entitled “Hierarchy, Scale, and Complexity: Arcola Mounds and Mississippian Ceremonialism in the Southern Yazoo Basin” most impressively! Congratulate her when you see her! Photo: Kowalski (black suit, 3rd from left) with her dissertation committee: John Blitz (chair), Ed Jackson, Ian Brown, Lisa […]

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New Mayan archaeology publication from our own Lisa LeCount, John Blitz, and Ted Nelson

Great news! We have a new publication from two of our own faculty and one of our graduate students.  Lisa LeCount along with John Blitz, graduate student Ted (Clay) Nelson and colleague Chet Walker have co-authored the journal article “Land Tenure Systems at the Ancient Maya Site of Actuncan, Belize.”  The article is in the […]

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Dr. Cameron Lacquement publication about Moundville Earthen Landscape Modification

Our own Dr. Cameron Lacquement has published a chapter entitled “The Energetics of Earthen Landscape Modification: An Assessment of an Emerging Mississippian Polity.”  It is in an edited book by Leah McCurdy and Elliot Abrams called “Architectural Energetics in Archaeology: Analytical Expansions and Global Explorations” from Routledge Press. Click here to check it out! […]

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Anthropology students rack up awards at Society for Anthropological Sciences Meeting

Our students swept the awards from the Society for Anthropological Sciences meeting in conjunction with the Society for Applied Anthropology in Portland! Russell Bernard Graduate Student Paper Prize: Max Stein, “Cultural Models of Mobility: Using Cultural Consensus Modeling to Explore Push/Pull Factors of Network Migration in Trujillo, Peru” Travel Award: Lawrence Monocello, “‘They don’t care […]

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Dr. Chris Lynn nominated as Leshner Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected ten researchers in the area of human augmentation as the 2019-2020 AAAS Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows. Our own Dr. Lynn has the honor of being one of these ten nominees. These scientists and engineers were chosen for having demonstrated leadership and excellence […]

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Recipients of Anthropology Department Scholarships announced

The following are the recipients of the various Anthropology scholarships for 2018-19: Camille Morgan is the winner of the DeJarnette Scholarship ($7,500). Rob Else is the winner of the Maxwell Scholarship ($5,000). Kareen Hawsey is the winner of the Knight Scholarship ($2,000). Kohl Dothage is the winner of the Milady Murphy Scholarship ($2,000) Next year all of […]

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Amazing new ethnographic documentary on traditional Peruvian healing practices by Dr. Kathy Oths

Dr. Kathy Oths and colleague filmmaker Adam Booher have made a documentary entitled “The Last Bonesetter” about Don Felipe, a traditional healer in the Peruvian Andes whose knowledge is in danger of being lost to the ages. Congratulations on a finished project that was long in the making and a labor of love. Click here […]

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“Tombstones Returned to Their Proper Place” – Dr. Marysia Galbraith publishes innovative Polish study

Marysia Galbraith has just had an article published in Polish (see attached) entitled: “Tombstones Returned to Their Proper Place.” It is in the issue entitled Jews of Wronki and Wartoslaw: History, Heritage, Memory of the Notebooks of the Wronki Regional Museum. See the citation below.  Congratulations Dr. Galbraith! Galbraith, Marysia. 2018. “Macewy Wróciły na Swoje Miejsce” [“Tombstones […]

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DeCaro and Aronoff publication explores the links among Life History Theory, environment, and testosterone

Excellent news! This is the third publication in about a week involving our faculty. This time there is a new publication coauthored by Dr. Jason DeCaro and former Alabama graduate student Jake Aronoff. The article has been published in Elsevier’s  journal Personality and Individual Differences and is entitled “Life History Theory and Human Behavior: Testing Associations between Environmental […]

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New publication by Drs. Jacobi, DeVore, and Dye reexamines prehistoric massacres in the Tennessee River Valley

Keith Jacobi (Anthropology Department Chair) has co-authored a chapter with William E. De Vore (Office of Archaeological Research) and David H. Dye (Adjunct member of our faculty) in a volume on massacres.  The chapter is entitled, “Rethinking Massacres: A Bioarchaeological and Forensic Investigation of Prehistoric Multiple Burials in the Tennessee River Valley.”  The book, entitled Massacres: […]

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