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Politics, Parliament, and Anthropology: Canberra by Jennifer Ellis

Stepping off the train in Canberra was quite daunting after the experience of Sydney. Canberra is much smaller and serves as the political hub of Australia. Fortunately, because it is the nation’s capital, the public centers (museums, government buildings, archives) … Continue reading

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Finding a Research Foundation in Sydney

By Jennifer Ellis After spending weeks stressing about how I would spend my first summer as a graduate student, I ended up with several options that I thought were reasonable and would lead me in a fruitful direction. These plans … Continue reading

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Pupusas and Porcelana

If someone asked me seven years ago where I would be today, I would never have guessed El Salvador. Pupusas obtained for $1 out of the back of a truck on the way to the museum Early in my academic … Continue reading

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Felicitaciones

It has been a whirlwind spring semester, with barely enough time between tasks to keep up with the political news of the day. Politics aside–for that is fodder for another post–this semester the anthrograd students have presented work at international … Continue reading

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16th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

The coffee is brewing and the name tags are affixed to colorful blazers, which means that it is once again time for the annual Graduate Research Symposium. The recently dissertated Jenna Carlson Deitmeier has led the charge, organizing this student-centered … Continue reading

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Caught in the Middle of Tech Wars, Grad Life

For the past 20 years and more, graduate students in archaeology have been caught in the middle of a low-tech-high-tech war. One of the persistent issues we encounter in the course of a curriculum is that we are taught what … Continue reading

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Have a Great Winter Break!

See you when classes resume Wednesday, January 18, 2017!

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HOMECOMING 2016

Building The Brafferton Exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday-Sunday Noon-4 Homecoming Reception The Department of Anthropology would like to invite all of the friends of the department — current students, alums, future students — to our Homecoming … Continue reading

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Day of Archaeology 2016

What is Day of Archaeology? Well archaeologists from all over the world post about their research, fieldwork, and experiences to create awareness and community. Here is our post, in video montage form, of course. Day of Archaeology 18th Century Yamasee … Continue reading

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Oddcast: Students of Humanity Episode 1

In this episode of Oddcast: Students of Humanity, we dig into the past with 5th year doctoral candidate Patrick Johnson about his archaeological and historical work on 18th century Yamasee Indians. He reveals his secrets for discovering an archaeological site, … Continue reading

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