New Book Review Publications from Dr. Ian Brown

Attached are two book reviews by Dr. Ian Brown on books that were just released. The first is from American Antiquity and reviews Terry A. Barnhart’s American Antiquities: Revisiting the Origins of American Archaeology (2015). The second comes from Mississippi Archaeology, reviewing C. Diaz-Granados et al.’s edited volume, Transforming the Landscape: Rock Art and the Mississippian Cosmos (2018). […]

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New Publication from Bill Dressler

We have a new publication from Dr. Dressler and colleagues (see attached). It is the result of his continued work in Brazil.  See full citation below. Dressler, William W., Mauro C. Balieiro, and José Ernesto dos Santos. (2019) Agency, cultural consonance, and depressive symptoms: A Brazilian example.  Ethos 47: 148-167.   Dressler, Balieiro, and Santos (2019) […]

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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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