Emily Milton awarded a Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research

The Department of of Anthropology is pleased to announce that grad student Emily Milton has been awarded a Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research for her MA thesis project. The goal of the project is to develop a method to approximate the season of death for South American camelids (the wild ancestors of the […]

Ethan Watrall Part of Team Awarded a European Cooperation of Science & Technology Grant

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announced that Assistant Professor Ethan Watrall is part of a team that was recently awarded a European Cooperation of Science & Technology grant for the Saving European Archaeology from the Digital Dark Age (SEADDA) Project. The project is based on the premise that while making archaeological data open and freely […]

Kurt Rademaker’s Work on the Peopling of the Americas Featured in the New York Times

An international research team, including MSU Dept. of Anthropology Assistant Professor Kurt Rademaker and five team members, contributed some of the key ancient human remains that documented population dynamics in the Andean region. The results of this research were revealed in a recent article published in the journal Cell. In 2015 Rademaker’s team excavated several […]

Stacey Camp Publishes New Article in Historical Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that Dr. Stacey Camp, Associate Professor and Director of the Campus Archaeology Program, has published a new article in Historical Archaeology, the flagship journal of the Society for Historical Archaeology.  The article, “Commentary: Excavating the Intimate,” discusses theoretical foci for current and future archaeological research on incarceration and WWII […]

College of Social Science Research Associate (Post-Doc) Position

Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Anthropology encourages anthropologists to apply for MSU College of Social Science (CSS) Ph.D. Research Associate positions. The department is particularly interested in applicants specializing in archaeology and medical sub-fields. Research Associates will participate in a CSS Dean’s Research Associate Development Institute, with the goal of possibly transitioning into tenure-system […]

Jessica Yann Wins Prestigious Paper Award

The Department of Anthropology is very happy to announce that Jessica Yann, PhD Candidate in the department, has won the the Midwestern Archaeological Conference Student Paper Award for her paper entitled “Trade Relationships of the Ottawa Living along the Grand River, Michigan.” The paper examines the trade relationships between the Ottawa living along the Grand River […]

Dr. Mindy Morgan Speaks at Miami University

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to share that Dr. Mindy Morgan, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Graduate Studies, was invited to give a lecture at Miami University in the Lectures in Contemporary Anthropology & Indigenous Speaker Series. Entitled “Untangling the Web: Indigenous Linguistic Knowledge and Cultural Knowledge & Americanist Anthropology,” the lecture […]

Dr. Najib Hourani Invited to Speak at United Nations

The Department of Anthropology is very pleased to report that Dr. Najib Hourani was invited to the United Nations Headquarters in NYC, by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations’ Middle East and North Africa section to give a talk on the post-conflict reconstruction of Lebanon and the lessons it holds for the current moment in Syria, and […]

Welcoming Dr. Kurt Rademaker to the Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology is very pleased to announce that Dr. Kurt Rademaker is joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor.  Previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University, Rademaker is an interdisciplinary archaeologist interested in human-environment dynamics, hunter-gatherer colonization of South America, adaptations in extreme environments, and foundations of complex […]

Dr. John Norder Named New MSU Museum Curator and NAGPRA Compliance Officer

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announced that Dr. John Norder has been appointed Curator of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Engagement and NAGPRA Compliance Office at the Michigan State University Museum. In this role, Norder, who also serves as Director of the Native American Institute, will help steward the museum’s collection of historic and culturally […]