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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 […]

Dr. Goldstein recognized at SAA meeting for task force achievements

The Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University would like to announce and congratulate Dr. Lynne Goldstein on her recent awards from the Society for American Archaeology at their 82nd Annual Meeting in Vancouver. Dr. Goldstein was awarded two Presidential Recognition Awards for her work on two, separate task forces. The first task force, Recognizing […]

Campus Archaeology wins 2017 Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation

Campus Archaeology wins 2017 Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation

Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Executive Director Earl Poleski have announced the MSU’s Campus Archaeology program as one of the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation. The award recognizes people and organizations who preserve Michigan’s vital historic and cultural resources and is awarded with a ceremony in the month […]

Rebecca K. Albert wins Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award from SAA/IFR

Undergraduate student Becca Albert (advised by Dr. William Lovis) was honored at the 2017 Society for American Archaeology (SAA) meeting for her paper on pre-contact maize in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Becca was awarded the “Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award” jointly by the Institute for Field Research (IFR) and the SAA. This award, which includes a […]

The Department Fall Newsletter for 2016 is now available

The Department Fall Newsletter for 2016 is now available

The Department of Anthropology is proud to present the newest edition of the biannual newsletter. Our Fall 2016 issue features these articles: Message from the Chair: Dr. Jodie O’Gorman Grad Students Pursue Joint Degrees (D.O./Ph.D.) Grad Student Jessica Ott Receives Fulbright Introducing Kathy McGlynn, IT Support Featured Faculty: Dr. Laurie Medina Undergrad Lucy Steele Attends G200 […]

Adjunct Feature: Dr. Heather Walder

Adjunct Feature: Dr. Heather Walder

Heather Walder is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology for 2016-2017.  She recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and her dissertation investigated intercultural interaction and colonial encounters across the Upper Great Lakes region of North America. She has extensive teaching, research, and cultural resource management experience in […]

Open Faculty Position: Assistant or Associate Professor in Archaeology (Director, Campus Archaeology Program)

Michigan State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure system position in archaeology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The appointment will begin August 16, 2017. We seek an anthropological archaeologist who has experience in public archaeology and heritage studies, and will be responsible for directing the MSU Campus Archaeology Program (CAP) […]

Dr. Masako Fujita Receives NSF Grant for Research on Breastmilk

Dr. Masako Fujita Receives NSF Grant for Research on Breastmilk

Dr. Masako Fujita received a National Science Foundation grant of $120,000 to fund her project, “Breastmilk antibody and micronutrient in association with maternal nutrition and infant sex in a polygynous Ariaal society of rural Kenya.” The project will be conducted in Fujita’s Biomarker Laboratory for Anthropological Research at MSU. The project will analyze milk samples […]

Bruker Industries XRF Training Workshop at MSU

On September 7th and 8th the Department of Anthropology hosted an X Ray Florescence (XRF) training workshop by Dr. Bruce Kaiser and Mr. Zach Dismukes of Bruker Industries.  The workshop was attended by 22 faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students from the Departments of Anthropology, Geology, and Forestry at MSU.  Dr. Kaiser reviewed the basics of […]