Archaeology at Arcadia

Week 3: Archaeology Lecture Archaeology is the branch of anthropology that studies humans who lived in the past through their material remains. They dig for human bones and material culture. (Students were very disappointed to find out archaeologists do NOT dig for dinosaurs.) Artifacts are anything made or changed by humans. By studying artifacts, we can reconstruct … Continue reading “Archaeology at Arcadia”

Culture and Clans – TMSE

WEEK 1: Cultures and Clans By Annakate Faulk Last week we started our outreach program at the Tuscaloosa Magnet School. This semester I and fellow UA students are working with an awesome group of third grade students whom we will be teaching about the anthropology of West Africa. Our first day went great! We were … Continue reading “Culture and Clans – TMSE”

Ethnography at Arcadia

Week 2: Ethnography Lecture Ethnography is the way that anthropologists study and teach others about cultures. Anthropologists learn about cultures by engaging different groups of people, asking questions, writing down their answers, and then thinking about the best way to understand behavior. Cultural anthropologists use an emic perspective when studying another group, meaning they describe a particular culture … Continue reading “Ethnography at Arcadia”