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Dr. Tom Whyte and students highlighted in Appalachian magazine for archaeological research
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 5:16pm

Carefully digging, scraping and sifting. It's how archeologists seek clues into human history. Students at Appalachian State University learn these skills—and find cool artifacts—in a field archeology course each summer. In an Ashe County cow pasture this past summer, students led by Dr. Tom Whyte examined the earth for traces left behind by early Native Americans.

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Dr. Alice P. Wright recognized as top young scholar and leader of interdisciplinary research team
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 2:11pm

Dr. Alice P. Wright was presented the C.B. Moore Award for “Excellence in Southeastern Archaeology or associated studies by a younger scholar” at the October 2016 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference.

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Experimental Archaeology class highlighted in Appalachian Magazine
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:54am

If you’re a student in Dr. Tom Whyte’s archaeology class, prepare to get your hands dirty. Cooked roadkill, flint-chipping kind of dirty.

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Dr. Timothy J. Smith and students highlighted in Appalachian magazine for Ecuadorian research
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 11:57am

This past summer, 16 students from Appalachian State University traveled to Ecuador to study indigenous activism and language in the Upper Amazon for three weeks. They came away with a greater appreciation of the impact of oil in the Amazon and its affect on the lives of the indigenous people.

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Dr. Timothy J. Smith, helping sustain and revitalize Guatemala’s indigenous culture
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 8:35am

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has developed a special relationship during the past 17 years with the predominantly indigenous town of Sololá, Guatemala.

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Dr. Timothy J. Smith has been appointed to ACLS national selection committee
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:01pm

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has been appointed to the national selection committee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program.

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Dr. Dana Powell named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:39pm

Dr. Dana Powell has been named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine. Her research covers the cultural politics of energy development, political ecology, and critical Native/Indigenous studies.

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Dr. Tom Whyte named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:34pm

Dr. Tom Whyte has been named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachan Magazine. His areas of research include southern Appalachian prehistoric archaeology, zooarchaeology and experimental archaeology.

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Dr. Gregory Reck and Dr. Dinesh Paudel receive Board of Trustees and URC grants for research on post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:27am

Appalachian State University has awarded Dr. Gregory Reck of the Department of Anthropology and Dr. Dinesh Paudel of the Department of Sustainable Development with the Board of Trustees International Research Grant and a University Research Council Grant for their forthcoming work in Nepal.

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Dr. Julie Lesnik discusses research on human evolution and edible insects
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:22am
Julie Lesnik, assistant professor in anthropology at Wayne State University discussed the nutritional value of bugs and connection with human evolution in her talk on March 21.
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Alumni spotlights

Christopher R. Moore, Archaeologist at the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program (SRARP)

After completing the Ph.D. program at ECU, Chris was hired by the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program (SRARP) as a research archaeologist and public outreach coordinator.  In his position with the SRARP, Chris splits his time conducing educational outreach and research activities and has worked to integrate outreach with research and publication by training local volunteers to assist in fieldwork and lab analysis.

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Sarah Perry is executive producer and researcher for a new documentary about Colombian peace process

In 2015, alumna Sarah Perry (2014) moved to Colombia to work with Heart for Change, Volunteers Colombia, and the Colombian Ministry of Education. She now is the executive producer and researcher for a documentary about historical memory and the Colombian peace process.

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Faculty spotlights

Dr. Timothy J. Smith, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has developed a special relationship during the past 20 years with the predominantly indigenous town of Sololá, Guatemala.

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Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Gwen Robbins Schug is a bioarchaeologist interested in paleopathology, paleodemography, long bone ontogeny, bone histology, and South Asian prehistory.

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