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Associate Professor Ethan Watrall publishes in International Journal of Historical Archaeology on digital heritage project

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Dr. Ethan Watrall and colleagues Russell Townsend, Dr. Kathryn Sampeck, and Johi Griffin recently published an article in the International Journal of Historical Archaeology, entitled “Digital Archaeology and the Living Cherokee Landscape.” The article presents the digital repatriation project Cherokee Landscapes (http://firstlandscapes.matrix.msu.edu/), which is an interactive space for engaging with a multitude […]

Assistant Professor Joseph Hefner publishes in American Journal of Physical Anthropology on probit analysis in ancestry estimation

Matthew Go (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Department of Anthropology Assistant Professor Dr. Joseph Hefner recently published an article in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, entitled “Morphoscopic ancestry estimates in Filipino crania using multivariate regression models.” The article examines the use of probit analysis in estimating ancestry from cranial morphoscopic traits, and contributes […]

Assistant Professor Kurt Rademaker publishes in PaleoAmerica on early/middle Holocene human skull from Cuncaicha, Peru

Department of Anthropology Assistant Professor Dr. Kurt Rademaker and colleagues Dr. Lumila Paula Menéndez and Dr. Katerina Harvati recently published an article in the journal PaleoAmerica entitled, “Revisiting East-West Skull Patterns and the Role of Random Factors in South America: Cranial Reconstruction and Morphometric Analysis of the Facial Skeleton from Cuncaicha Rockshelter (Southern Peru).” The […]

Assistant Professor Chantal Tetreault and PhD student Sara Tahir publish in Journal of Muslim Mental Health

Department of Anthropology Assistant Professor Dr. Chantal Tetreault and PhD student Sara Tahir published an article entitled “Muslim Women’s Ethical Engagement and Emotional Coping in Post-Election United States” in the Journal of Muslim Mental Health with colleagues from MSU’s Department of Psychiatry. In the article, they investigate Muslim religious practice related to frequency of Islamophobic […]

New article in the Journal of Forensic Sciences by PhD student Micayla Spiros and Assistant Professor Joseph Hefner on a combined approach to ancestry estimation

Department of Anthropology PhD student Micayla Spiros and Assistant Professor Dr. Joseph Hefner recently published an article in the Journal of Forensic Sciences entitled, “Ancestry Estimation Using Cranial and Postcranial Macromorphoscopic Traits.” The article discusses a combined approach of using cranial and postcranial traits in ancestry estimation and introduces a new web-based application for forensic […]

Alumna Susan Kooiman Receives Midwest Archaeology Conference Dissertation Award

The Department of Anthropology congratulates alumna Dr. Susan Kooiman for receiving the Midwest Archaeology Conference Dissertation Award for her research entitled, “A Multiproxy Analysis of Culinary, Technological, & Environmental Interactions in the Northern Great Lakes Region”. Dr. Kooiman received her PhD at Michigan State University in 2018 and is now an Assistant Professor with the […]

PhD Student Brian Geyer Receives Fulbright-Hays DDRA

The Department of Anthropology is proud to announce that PhD student Brian Geyer has received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) award for his research on technology professionals in Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya. His research project, entitled “Intersectional Identity Among Kenya’s Technology Industry Professionals.” His research will investigate how aspects of tech sector professionals’ […]

PhD student Kelly Kamnikar publishes in International Journal of Osteoarchaeology on chronic infection and health-related caregiving at Holliston Mills, TN

Kelly Kamnikar, Department of Anthropology PhD student, recently published with colleagues in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology on their research from the site of Holliston Mills, Tennessee. The article discusses the bioarchaeology of chronic infection and health-related caregiving during the late Mississippian period at Holliston Mills. Read the full article at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/oa.2805