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Department Celebrations

November 2, 2022 Achievements by our faculty Patricia McAnany will receive the Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology on Friday, Nov. 11 in Seattle at the AAA Annual Meeting Achievements by our current & … Continued

Department Celebrations

October 19, 2022 Achievements by our current & former graduate students: Ariana Avila was awarded a Wenner-Gren Fieldwork Grant, is presenting at the International Creole Day Celebration virtual event hosted by Duke on October 28th and is serving as a … Continued

Prison camps and the Western North Carolina Railroad featuring Grad Student, Cayla Colclasure

October 13, 2022 Southern Futures Townsend Fellow Cayla Colclasure is studying the prison labor that built the Western North Carolina Railroad, which weaves through Old Fort in McDowell County, North Carolina. For the full article, click here.  

Burdens of Paradise Features Professor Amanda Thompson

October 13, 2022 Anthropology professor and department chair, Dr. Amanda Thompson, is featured in a UNC Research article regarding her work in the Galapagos Islands. To read the full article, click here.

University Day Features Anthropology Professor Caela O’Connell

October 3, 2022 We invite you to join us for our annual University Day ceremony at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 12, in Memorial Hall to celebrate Carolina’s 229th birthday. Our campus first recognized University Day in 1877, which marks the 1793 … Continued

September Celebrations

September 14, 2022 Department Celebrations: Achievements by our current & former graduate students: Colleen Betti just had an article published: ““They Gave the Children China Dolls”: Toys, Socialization, and Gendered Labor on American Plantations.” Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and … Continued

Department Celebrations

August 24, 2022 Achievements by our current & former graduate students: Isaura Cruz successfully defended her dissertation and has started as an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University Lucía Stavig (PhD May 2022) accepted a postdoc at the University of … Continued

Reckoning and re-imagining in Warren County

July 20, 2022 Anthropology Professor Glenn Hinson and his course ANTH 370 is featured on the College of Arts and Sciences website. To read the full article, click here.

Congratulations Class of 2022!

May 11, 2022 The department of Anthropology celebrated the class of 2022 on Saturday, May 7. Over 95 students finished their degrees in Anthropology or Medical Anthropology during the academic year. Congratulations to all of our graduates!  

Reconstructing the past

April 29, 2022 Students in a hands-on anthropology course piece together ancient ceramics, learn to fire pottery and cook with pots over a fire to study the history of pottery. Read the whole article here.

PhD Candidate Receives 2022 Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship Recipient

April 29, 2022 Parag Jyoti Saikia is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology department at UNC. His doctoral project explores the environmental, social and political impacts of an incomplete hydropower in the North-Eastern region India. In Summer 2022, he will … Continued


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