Posted on January 4, 2012 by Joslyn O.
Each month AAA staff get together for a “Jam Session”, an informative meeting to provide staff with an insight into anthropology. Douglas Ubelaker was the guest of honor at the December Jam Session. Dr. Ubelaker introduced staff to biological and physical anthropology and shared insights on projects he’s led throughout his career. Staff had many questions about the process of carbon dating, the process for handling disasters involving many causalities, and the expanding database of Latin American peoples.
Dr. Ubelaker is the curator of the physical anthropology collection at the National Museum of Natural History and has consulted on hundreds of FBI cases, provided expert testimony in scores of court cases, and is President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
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Posted on March 8, 2011 by Joslyn O.
In contrast to our recent post about schools closing anthropological programs, we are pleased to find the Anthropology department at George Washington University to be flourishing to the point that they need to expand to a PhD program in Anthropology.
George Washington’s Anthropology Department was established in 1892. Faculty train students in the fields of Sociocultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistic Anthropology and Biological Anthropology.
The department’s long-standing partnership with the Smithsonian and access to Washington, DC’s archival collections and influential policy-making institutions encourage intellectual creativity, effective communication and vigorous scholarship.
The department is seeking candidates with a strong background in anthropology or related disciplines. Contact Professor Richard Grinker or visit the website for more information. Applications will be accepted in the Fall of 2011.
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Posted on May 27, 2010 by Oona and Deanna
The June American Anthropologist features 2009 annual reviews for archaeology, biological, linguistic, practicing and sociocultural anthropology. (All members of AAA can access the articles by logging in at AnthroSource.) Julienne Rutherford blogged about her recap, “Descent with Modification: Bioanthropological Identities in 2009,” and the article is accessable from her blog. She mentions she used a Facebook group to identify thoughts about the biggest stories of the year, which is pretty ingenious.
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