Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting

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SfAA 79th Annual Meeting : The theme of the Program is “Engaging Change in Turbulent Times.

When: March

Where: Hilton Portland Downtown

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution.  We welcome papers from all disciplines.  The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2018.

If you’d like to volunteer, contact the Anthropology Student Association’s new President and Vice President–

Sarah Faulkner (President):                                                             Samantha Guadagno (VP):

For more information, you can visit the SfAA website Here!


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New Courses for Fall 2018!

Priority Registration has begun and there are a variety of classes to choose from. Have a look and consider the new courses available in Anthropology for Fall term 2018 with some of our wonderful professors: Dr. Mrinalini Tankha, Dr. Melanie Chang, Dr. Virginia Butler, and Dr. Doug Wilson.

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New Publication!

Professors Virginia Butler and Sarah Sterling are authors of a recently published paper about their multi-year project working on the zooarchaeo-geoarchaeological materials from Čḯxwicən (pronounced che-WHEET-son) — a traditional village of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in northwest Washington state.
“The  Čḯxwicən project of northwest Washington State, U.S.A.: Opportunity Lost, Opportunity Found.”
Read the Paper Here!

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Anthropology Student Outreach for Kids!

PSU anthropology students shared activities on archaeology and paleontology at PSU’s Bring your kids to campus day, on April 13.  A good time was had by all (close to 200 kids visited!).

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Archaeology First Thursday

February’s Archaeology First Thursday is here!

Be sure to come in at 4pm tomorrow in Cramer Hall room 41 and listen to Colin Grier’s presentation:

Applying Near Surface Geophysics for Architectural Reconstruction and Collaborative Archaeology at Lamalchi Bay. 



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Practicing Anthropology- Guest Speakers

This term, Dr. Jeremy Spoon is offering Anthropology 345. This course will be featuring a list of guest speakers throughout the term that will be presenting a variety of careers in applied Anthropology in arenas such as federal agencies, human health, creative niches, etc. Guest speakers for the upcoming dates will be announced at least a week in advance. Drop in and listen to riveting discussions on Applied Anthropology on select Tuesdays and Thursdays with Profesor Spoon!

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January First Thursday

The Anthropology Department is inviting you to the First Thursday presentation by Dr. Anna Neuzil: The State of Cultural Resources and Historic Preservation Legislation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. This first event of 2018 will be held on January 11 at 4pm in Cramer hall, room 41. More information about this presentation is in the First Thursday Newsletter.

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