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MSU Forensic Anthropology Lab Brings Closure to Families

MSU Forensic Anthropology Lab Brings Closure to Families

Dr. Joe Hefner of the MSU Forensic Anthropology Lab, housed within the Department of Anthropology, was recently featured on ABC 12 News, a local Mid-Michigan subsidiary. When human remains are found by the Michigan State Police, they are brought to the MSU Forensic Anthropology Lab for identification, as was the case this fall when remains […]

Congratulations Dr. Ryan Klataske!

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce it’s newest PhD., Dr. Ryan Klataske. We are proud to see Ryan come to the completion of his graduate school career here at MSU after the successful defense of his dissertation on December 8th. The department faculty and staff wish Ryan and his family all the best […]

Dr. Lovis named editor for Midwest Archaeological Perspectives Series

Dr. William (Bill) Lovis has been named the inaugural Editor for a new book series, Midwest Archaeological Perspectives, launched by a partnership between the Midwest Archaeological Conference, Inc. and the University of Notre Dame Press.  The series will include the most compelling and current works of archaeological narrative and insight for the American Midwest region, […]

LEADR lab featured in the State News

The Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR) was recently featured in the State News, highlighting Anthropology graduate and undergraduate students. This lab is a collaboration between the Department of History, Department of Anthropology, and MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences to allow students to engage with digital tools and technologies and to […]

Congratulations Dr. Fayana Richards!

The Department of Anthropology would like to congratulate our newest PhD. Dr. Fayana Richards! We are very excited to see Fayana come to the completion of her graduate career here at MSU after the successful defense of her dissertation on November 21 and we wish her and her family all the best as she moves […]

Congratulations Dr. Adam Haviland!

The Department of Anthropology would like to congratulate our newest PhD., Dr. Adam Haviland! We are very excited to see him come to the completion of his graduate career here at MSU after the successful defense of his dissertation on November 13 and we wish him and his family all the best as he moves […]

MSU alumna discusses volunteer tourism

Dr. Andrea Freidus recently published a piece in The Conversation, an online not-for-profit media outlet. Her piece entitled “Volunteer tourism: what’s wrong with it and how can it be changed,” came out on November 8th. Here is a small excerpt from her piece: “Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is an emerging trend of travel linked to “doing good”. […]

Open Faculty Position: Assistant or Untenured Associate Professor in Archaeology

Michigan State University Department of Anthropology in the College of Social Science invites applications for a tenure-system position in archaeology at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. The appointment will begin August 16, 2018. We seek an anthropological archaeologist specializing in Environmental Archaeology. Successful applicants will have appropriate research background, skills, and training to […]

The Department of Anthropology Spring Newsletter is available here!

The Department of Anthropology Spring Newsletter is available here!

We are proud to release the latest addition of our biannual newsletter for Spring 2017. Click the links below to be taken to any one of our featured articles. Message from the Chair: Dr. Jodie O’Gorman CAP Recognized by Governor The Biomarker Laboratory for Anthropological Research 2017 Fieldwork Photography Winners NEW Alumni & Friends Fund […]