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Alice Wright holding statuette award

Dr. Alice P. Wright recognized as top young scholar and leader of interdisciplinary research team

Dr. Alice P. Wright was presented the C.B. Moore Award for “Excellence in Southeastern Archaeology or associated studies by a younger scholar” at ...

Standing Rock camp

Dr. Dana Powell and Ricki Draper highlighted in Appalachian Magazine for Standing Rock research

The Standing Rock protest has given Dr. Dana Powell an unexpected opportunity to further her research around indigenous land claims and ener...

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Experimental Archaeology class highlighted in Appalachian Magazine

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....

Timothy Smith

Dr. Timothy J. Smith, helping sustain and revitalize Guatemala’s indigenous culture

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

Faculty Spotlights

Dr. Timothy Smith

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....

Gwen Robbins Schug

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, Professor of Anthropology

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

Thomas Whyte

Dr. Thomas R. Whyte, Professor of Anthropology

Tom Whyte's research includes southern Appalachian prehistoric archaeology, zooarchaeology, and experimental archaeology. His recent research includes...

Alumni Spotlights

ASU Anthropology Graduate

ASU Anthropology graduates working as part of the Burned Area Emergency Response team in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Hayley Wynn and Cala Castleberry graduated together in May 2017, both with degrees in Anthropology, with Archaeology concentrations. They have been fo...

Christopher Moore

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

After graduating from Appalachian with a B.S. in Anthropology in 1997, Chris attended East Carolina University where he received an M.A. in Anthropolo...

Sarah Perry

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

Sarah Perry graduated in 2014 with a degree in anthropology and a minor in Spanish. She worked in the non-profit sector in Asheville for a year after ...

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ASU Anthropology Graduate

ASU Anthropology graduates working as part of the Burned Area Emergency Response team in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Hayley Wynn and Cala Castleberry graduated together in May 2017, both with degrees in Anthropology, with Archaeology concentrations. They have been fo...

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug awarded Wenner Gren funding for bioarchaeological research in India

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, Professor of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, received a research award from the Wenner Gren Foundation to conduc...

Timothy Smith

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has been appointed to Mellon/ACLS national selection committee

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