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Andrew Sinclair

Andrew Sinclair ('05), U.S. Agency for International Development
Feb 26, 2012

Andrew Sinclair (B.A.'05) spent two years with the Peace Corps in the Jordan Valley. After returning to the U.S. in '07, he earned his Masters of Inte...

Gwen Robbins Schug

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, Professor of Anthropology
Aug 11, 2011

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

David Kilby

Dr. David Kilby, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Eastern New Mexico University
Aug 5, 2011

Graduating from Appalachian with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1992, David attended Eastern New Mexico University where he completed a Master's thesis on ...

Thomas Whyte

Dr. Thomas R. Whyte, Professor of Anthropology
Sep 22, 2010

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

Sarah Stacke

Sarah Stacke, Professional Photographer
Mar 1, 2010

The anthropology degree that she received at Appalachian has been instrumental in shaping her career as a documentary photographer. She chose to major...

Melissa Shrift

Dr. Melissa Shrift, Associate Professor of Anthropology, East Tennessee State University
Mar 1, 2010

After graduating from Appalachian with a B.A. in anthropology, she pursued graduate work in cultural anthropology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. S...

Dr. Claassen in the field

Dr. Cheryl Claassen, Professor of Anthropology
Feb 28, 2010

Dr. Cheryl Claassen, ProfessorSpring 2010"[In the spring of 2010, I was] on leave [and had] several tasks to complete. One was to write a paper for pu...

Lindsay Wetmore-Arkader

Lindsay Wetmore-Arkader
Feb 28, 2010

"Upon completing my undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Appalachian I worked as clinical support for Planned Parenthood of Greater NC before takin...

group photo of students in Ecuador

Dr. Timothy J. Smith and students highlighted in Appalachian Magazine for Ecuadorian research
Nov 3, 2009

In the Summer of 2009, 16 students from Appalachian State University traveled to Ecuador to study indigenous activism and language in the Upper Amazon...

Student holding a 9,500 year old spear point

Dr. Tom Whyte and students highlighted in Appalachian magazine for archaeological research
Oct 28, 2009

Carefully digging, scraping and sifting. It's how archeologists seek clues into human history. Students at Appalachian State University learn these sk...