For the Anthropology department at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, finding permanent, qualified individuals to assist with highly-detailed archeological documentation on a long-term basis can be difficult. Because the professors in the Anthropology department are often on work sites or focused on larger aspects of the projects, having volunteers to help with organization of artifacts Find out more »
June 4-July 16, 2018 (6 credit hours) Join the St. Mary’s College Anthropology Department for their annual archaeological field school. This summer we will continue field work at the former 17th and 18th century plantation of West Ashcom at Cremona Estate in Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Our focus will be the former great house, Find out more »
Catherine Dye, whose paper, “Using Archaeology to Find and Interpret the Role of Children in the Colonial Chesapeake,” won the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference’s Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Catherine competed against 9 students. Her research for this paper is the basis her St. Mary’s Project, which will be presented in the Blackistone room on Monday, Find out more »
Every year the Women Divers Hall of Fame offers graduate, undergraduate, and non-academic scholarships and training grants for diving and related disciplines (including marine biology, conservation, teaching, and underwater archaeology). This year, I am very fortunate to be the recipient of the Cecilia Connelly Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology. I am currently an M.A. Find out more »
The Anthropology Club visited the National Museum of the American Indian on Saturday, November 12, and had a wonderful time. The museum was great and everyone really enjoyed themselves; the nice weather also helped make the trip enjoyable.
Professor of Anthropology Julia A. King was recently awarded a prestigious Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture / Jamestown Rediscovery Fellowship for her project, “Political Development and Virginia’s Plantation Landscape.” Professor King plans to compare patterns of landscape observed for the Calvert family and their allies in Maryland with those of political leaders Find out more »
Anthropology majors Jazzie Gray (rising senior) and Alissa Fisher (rising sophomore) joined SMCM faculty members Veronica Arellano, Pamela Mann, Amanda Vermeulen and Bill Roberts at the inaugural Towson Conference for Academic Libraries in a presentation/workshop about an ongoing ethnographic research project, “The SMCM Library and Student Culture.”
Read the article by Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission
On June 15, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the Charles County Chapter of the NAACP announced the discovery of the Josiah Henson Birthplace Archaeological Site. Born into slavery in 1796 on a farm near Port Tobacco, Henson witnessed the assault and brutal beatings of both parents. Along with his wife and four children, he Find out more »
Anthropology Professor Emeritus Daniel Ingersoll and his wife, former adjunct Anthropology Professor Kate Ingersoll, have a book contract with Routledge Press for an edited volume of the latest scholarly work on Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island). The book’s title is Rapa Nui (Easter Island): Cultural and Environmental Changes and Challenges.
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Anthropology Students Presented at Annual AnthroPlus Graduate Student Conference
Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series presents Laura M. Ahearn