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Student groups host Anthropology Day on February 20th

   February 7, 2020

Charlotte's Anthropology Legion and the Anthropology Graduate Student Association and are co-hosting this year's Anthropology Day festivities! We will have a number of different events on February 20th and will also be holding an essay competition. Please join us for our Anthropology Day Celebration! 

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Graduate student selected for national award

   January 22, 2020

Graduate student Ashley Shults (bioarchaeology) has been awarded a Sigma Xi Grands in Aid of Research!

The Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement...

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Department of Anthropology research recognized by the Graduate School

   December 7, 2019

UNC Charlotte's Graduate School recently featured the work of Dr. Sara Juengst and MA graduate Abigail Bythell. To see the story, click here.

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Food insecurity research featured

   December 7, 2019

Research conducted by Dr. Nicole Peterson was recently featured in the Inside UNC Charlotte Newsletter. Her work is aimed at identifying and addressing food insecurity and other forms of student precarity among UNC Charlotte students. The full article can be found...

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Faculty member's research in the news

   November 13, 2019

Research by faculty member Sara Juengst was featured on Forbes recently. In their work in coastal Ecuador, Juengst, a former UNCC MA student Abigail Bythell, and colleagues identified a novel mortuary pattern - burying infants wearing the skulls of other humans. Read the piece ...

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Archaeology Summer Field School

Archaeology Field School looking for students!
   April 28, 2019

Our summer field school is looking for students to enroll in an experiential learning course here in the Charlotte area. Students looking to gain hands-on experience in archaeology are strongly encouraged to enroll in our field school at Holly Bend taught by Dr. Alan May. But time is running out! Enroll today!

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Faculty member publishes new book!

Dr. Berman publishes a book on language and childhood
   April 1, 2019

 

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Faculty member quoted in article about child sacrifice

Dr. Juengst comments on "unprecedented" mass graves of child sacrifices in Ancient Peru
   March 7, 2019

A recently published article reports the findings of a mass child sacrifice in ancient Peru. Our own Dr. Sara Juengst is quoted in a summary of the findings (click here for link to the Nova summary article) in which she recognizes the importance of the find. Dr. Juengst...

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Faculty member co-authors article on beer in ancient times

Dr. Juengst write about beer in Andes archaeology
   March 1, 2019

In this article (click here for link to article), Dr. Juengst and her co-author Celeste Gagnon investigate how bones can show if a person drank beer during their lifetime. This is particularly useful for studying peoples of the Andes, where beer was made from corn and was central to ritual celebrations and...

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Summer study abroad

Summer Study Abroad - Thailand
   January 10, 2019

Interested in biodiversity conservation? Have a desire to experience another culture? Join us on the innaugural Thailand: Exploring Culture and Conservation trip! Dr. Lydia Light will be taking a group of undergraduates to Thailand this summer for a study abroad course in which students will earn three credits in anthropology and three credits in biology. Students will spend more than two...

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