Diana Simpson wins SEAC Student Paper Competition

Former M.A. student Diana Simpson won the SEAC (Southeastern Archaeological Conference Book Prize) for her paper, “Synthesizing Care and Violence During the Archaic Period in North Alabama,” which was based on her UA M.A. thesis, advised by Keith Jacobi. This is the largest book prize in the world, with books valued at over $6,000. Congratulations, […]

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Article by Oths, Smith, Stein, and Landivar published in AJHB

A new article out by Dr. Kathy Oths, Hannah Smith (UA Master’s student), Max Stein (UA Ph.D. student) and Rodrigo Lazo Landivar titled  “A Decade of Rapid Change: Biocultural Influences on Child Growth in Highland Peru” has been published in the American Journal of Human Biology  Click here to read: Oths Et Al 2017 Abstract Objectives: […]

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Wade Tidwell receives URCA Funding

Wade received funding from the College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Creativity and Research Academy (UCRA) in the amount of $700 to attend and present his research entitled “Artifact Ubiquity as an Index of Ancient Maya Socioeconomic Variability at Actuncan, Belize” (SAA Conference in Washington D.C.) as well as for supplies related to his project. Congrats and good work, Wade! […]

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HBERG Students Receive URCA Funding

Julia Sponholtz has received $400 from the  College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Creativity and Research Academy (UCRA) for her research project entitled “What Stinks in a “Stinky T-Shirt” Study?: Can Humans Smell Stress?” as well as attending and presenting at the Southeastern Evolution Perspectives Society (SEEPS) conference in Savannah, Georgia. Harold Acosta has received $525 from the […]

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Archaeology Adventures on APTV

In October, Alex Benitez and John Blitz hosted a film crew from Alabama Public Television (APTV) at Moundville Archaeological Park. APTV is filming a program, Archaeology Adventures, an effort to engage 2nd through 5th grade students in learning about Alabama’s history in conjunction with the state’s Bicentennial. Three young archaeology “adventurers” explored the Moundville site […]

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