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Dr. Eric Karchmer is awarded a Fulbright grant for study in China
Apr 18, 2020

Dr. Eric Karchmer has been awarded a Fulbright grant to pursue his research in China for 2020-2021. Dr. Karchmer's project is entitled, "Nurturing Chi...

Alumni and new graduates have a stellar year with new jobs and graduate school acceptances
Apr 18, 2020

As the 2019-2020 academic year comes to a close, the Department takes great pride in celebrating new jobs and graduate school acceptances for our alum...

Connor Elliott, anthropology major, participates in REU project in Ethiopia
Mar 10, 2020

Connor Elliott, anthropology major (concentration in biological anthropology), had the opportunity to conduct research in Ethiopia over the 2019-2020 ...

Dr. Cheryl P. Claassen to publish new book on 16th century religion in Mexico
Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Cheryl P. Claassen and her co-author, Dr. Laura Ammon (Department of Philosophy and Religion), will publish a new book on 16th century religion in...

Dr. Alice P. Wright's new book reviewed in The Columbus Dispatch
Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Alice P. Wright's new book reviewed in The Columbus Dispatch...

Anthropology alumnus, Dr. Christopher Moore ('97), has published a new article in the journal Nature
Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Christopher Moore ('97) has published a new paper on the Younger Dryas climate event that took place 12,800 years ago. The paper can be found...

Dr. Dana E. Powell receives project development grant from the ACLS
Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Dana E. Powell has received a $5,000 Project Development Grant from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Applicants from teachin...

Dr. Christina Verano Sornito named Fulbright Scholar for 2020
Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Christina Verano Sornito, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a 2019–20 re...

Dr. Dana E. Powell's Spring 2018 Honors College course featured on USC/Shoah Foundation website
Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Dana E. Powell's Spring 2018 Honors College course, "Native American/Indigenous Studies," has been featured on the USC/Shoah Foundation's website ...

Dr. Thomas R. Whyte featured in Appalachian Today for toad research
Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Tom Whyte likes to dig in the dirt — and solve old mysteries while he’s at it. As a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropolo...