Consulting Archaeology Program (CAP) Finishes up a Productive Field Season!

The Department’s Consulting Archaeology Program (CAP) is just finishing up its 2014 field season!  Actually, it can truly be called four seasons in one (see photos).  CAP’s field work this year included the investigation of more than a dozen Native American sites ranging in age from the Late Archaic period to the Late Woodland period […]

Congratulations to our major Riker Pasterkiewicz!

Congratulations to Riker Pasterkiewicz (Class of 2015) who has been awarded three UVM grants to conduct his independent research project in Argentina this winter! With support from the APLE award, and the Office of Undergraduate Research’s Mini-Grant and International Travel Grant, Riker will travel to Buenos Aires to conduct ethnographic research on the public transit system […]

Read our Fall 2014 Newsletter!

It’s been a busy year for the UVM Anthropology Department! To read through our Fall 2014 Newsletter, please click here (and follow the hyperlinks within for even more great news!): UVMAnthroFall2014Newsletter

Dr. Rob Borofsky, Director, Center for a Public Anthropology, writes:

“Congratulations to the 14 Public Anthropology Award Winners at the University of Vermont in Prof. Scott Matter’s ANTH 021 (Cultural Anthropology) class who participated in a North American competition involving over 3,800 students from 24 schools. For the names of the Vermont Public Anthropology Award winners as well as their award winning opinion pieces click […]

UVM Anthro Students Present their Research

On April 16, several of our students presented their research at the UVM research conference. We soul like to congratulate the following. Joseph Friedman presented “Avoiding Eugenic Genomics: Reconciling Concerns of Disability Communities with the Evolving Clinical use of Reproductive Genetics” (Advisor: Jeanne Shea). Codi Hindes and Julia Burns, “Sociality of Value in Magic: The […]

Rachel Aronson Awarded Emerson National Hunger Fellowship!

Congratulations to anthropology major Rachel Aronson (Class of 2014) who has recently been accepted to the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program at the Congressional Hunger Center in Washington DC! Each year, the fellowship program accepts 20 individuals from around the country to take part in a year-long program where fellows gain experience working on poverty and hunger […]

Theo Klein awarded APLE Summer Stipend!

Anthropology major Theo Klein has been awarded an APLE Summer Stipend from the College of Arts and Sciences to fund his research project “Examining Church Architecture and Evangelization at Carrizales, Peru.” He will use support this highly competitive grant, which is awarded to only two UVM undergraduates per year, to collaborate with anthropology department faculty […]

Honors Thesis Defense Scheduled for Joseph Friedman

Senior Honors Thesis Defense: Joseph Robert Friedman Student presentation open to interested faculty and students (closed session to follow student presentation) Defense Date, Time, Location: Monday, April 28th, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Allen House conference room Thesis Title: Deconstructing the “Curative Revolution v. Neo-Eugenics” Dichotomy: A Discursive-Framing Analysis of Genomic Medical Science in Vermont Advisor: […]

Anthropology major Joe Friedman featured in UVM news piece

Check out this story about a UVM senior who is applying the major in Anthropology to thesis research on social implications of genetic and genomic testing in Vermont as he prepares for a career in medicine and public health.  

Scott Van Keuren and Mark Agostini publish new article on Ancestral Pueblo pottery

An article detailing Scott Van Keuren’s research on southwestern pottery appears in the December issue of Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. The article shows how a high-tech compositional analysis of paints revealed that only certain potters had access to the knowledge and resources required to craft a richly-decorated pottery type. The study is part of a […]