MSU Department of Anthropology holds Human Remains Excavation Course for Michigan State Police

By Katie Nicpon Caption: The MSU Forensic Anthropology Lab facilitated a training session in Lansing for members of the Michigan State Police force. The training involved how to properly excavate and handle remains. The skeletons used for the training were made of plastic. Photo credit: Read More

Anthropology Grad Student Spotlight: Kelsey Merreck Wagner – Human-environment relationships and art as activism

By Katie Nicpon Passionate about the intersection of people, animals, environment and activism, Kelsey Merreck Wagner is a Ph.D. candidate in the MSU Anthropology program and is also an artist. Since the pandemic, she has been weaving community trash into tapestries and preparing for her Read More

MSU Anthropology professor and undergraduate participate in Smithsonian global oyster study

Dr. Sanchez, MSU Department of Anthropology assistant professor, and his colleague Dr. Michael Grone, California Department of Parks and Recreation, contributed to the global study of Indigenous oyster fisheries, which synthesized over a century of archaeological findings from the San Francisco Bay Area. The synthesis Read More

MSU alum named Executive Director of the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan

In September 2021, the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) named MSU alumna Dr. Isabel Montemayor-Vazquez the executive director, and she began her role  that same month. Dr. Montemayor-Vazquez received both her master’s and doctorate’s degrees from the MSU Department of Anthropology.   “I was interested in Read More

Department of Anthropology Call for Applications: Commonwealth Heritage Group Diversity Scholarship in Archaeology

We are happy to announce the call for applications for the Commonwealth Heritage Group Diversity Scholarship Award in Archaeology at Michigan State University. This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have high financial need and who have been enrolled in archaeology courses offered by Read More

Department Statement on RVSM and Title IX

Please Note: This statement refers to events that may trigger traumatic memories for members of our community. Resources and assistance are available through the Center for Survivors1, MSU Safe Place2, Counseling and Psychiatric Services3 and the Employee Assistance Program4.  The Department of Anthropology is committed to Read More