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Early Chiquihuite Cave “artifacts” are likely natural in origin

The timing of humans’ first arrival in the Americas south of glacial ice remains a topic of heated debate in archaeological circles. In the summer of 2020, a team working in Mexico claimed discovery of evidence for human occupation of a remote highland cave beginning over 30,000 years ago.  Because this announcement was made in […]

PhD Student Aubree Marshall awarded the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that PhD student Aubree Marshall has been awarded the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship. This award, sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, was established in honor of AIA Honorary President Jane Waldbaum and is intended to help students who are planning to participate in […]

Dr. Lucero Radonic, Dr. Rowenn Kalman, PhD student Cara Jacob, and E. Yvonne Lewis publish in Qualitative Research on short-term community-based participatory research

Department of Anthropology Assistant Professors Lucero Radonic and Rowenn Kalman, PhD student Cara Jacob, and Co-Director of the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center Community Core (HFRCC) E. Yvonne Lewis recently published an article in Qualitative Research. The article is titled “It’s a sprint, not a marathon: a case for building short-term partnerships for community-based participatory […]

Dr. Linda Hunt, Dr. Heather Howard, Dr. Elisabeth Arndt, and Hannah S. Bell publish in Bioethical Inquiry on the pharmaceutical industry’s involvement in diabetes treatment

Department of Anthropology Professor Dr. Linda Hunt, Associate Professor Dr. Heather Howard, alum Dr. Elisabeth Arndt, and alum Hannah S. Bell recently published an article in Bioethical Inquiry. The article is titled “Are Corporations Re-Defining Illness and Health? The Diabetes Epidemic, Goal Numbers, and Blockbuster Drugs.” The article discusses the influence of the pharmaceutical industry […]

PhD Student Clara Devota awarded National Institute of Justice American Indian & Alaska Native Student Travel Scholarship

To enhance diversity in the field of criminal justice, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) American Indian and Alaska Native Student Travel Scholarship supports 15 American Indian and Alaska Native students to attend criminal justice-related conferences. The award supports travel, room and board, and conference fees for the selected student. Department of Anthropology PhD Student, […]

Dr. Stacey Camp co-authors a publication in the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology on the archaeology of COVID-19

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Dr. Stacey Camp recently co-authored a publication in the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology. The article is titled “Private Struggles in Public Spaces: Documenting COVID-19 Material Culture and Landscapes.” The article discusses the material response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as altered landscapes in the authors’ communities. Find this publication […]

Summer 2021 Newsletter is now available

Our Summer 2021 Newsletter is now available! This edition of the newsletter recognizes our recent graduates who have persevered and achieved their educational goals through a time of extraordinary adversity. Learn more about our featured graduates by clicking on the links below. Message from the Chair, Dr. Todd Fenton Dr. Melissa Anderson-Chavarria, Medical Anthropology Dr. […]

Dr. Gabriel Sanchez publishes in PLoS ONE on new perspectives of the antiquity of the Palmrose Site (Oregon)

Department of Anthropology Assistant Professor Gabriel Sanchez recently published an article in PLoS ONE. The article is titled “Reevaluating the antiquity of the Palmrose site: Collections-based research of an early plank house on the northern Oregon Coast”. The article discusses new perspectives on radiocarbon dates from the Palmrose site and presents a refined chronology based on 12 new […]

MSU Department of Anthropology to host joint annual meeting of the Midwest Archaeological Conference and Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference

The Michigan State University Department of Anthropology will be hosting a joint annual meeting of the Midwest Archaeological Conference and the Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference October 7–9, 2021 at the Kellogg Center. The MSU conference organizers are Drs. Jodie O’Gorman, Stacey Camp, and Jessica Yann with participation of the archaeology faculty. Details of this event […]

Fall/Winter 2020–2021 Newsletter is now available

Our Fall/Winter 2020–2021 Newsletter is now available! Check out the featured stories by clicking on the links below. Understanding the past through bones: Dr. Gabriel Wrobel and the MSU Bioarchaeology Laboratory Investigating and improving water conservation programs in urban Tucson, AZ with Dr. Lucero Radonic The Morton Village Archaeological Project with Dr. Jodie O’Gorman Online […]