Sep 1, 2016
Anthropology Club Meeting
Please join us for the first meeting of the Anthropology Club. Come meet new people and help us plan another great year!
May 19, 2016 | NC State News
Study: Eye-Socket Condition Thought Extinct is Actually Widespread
Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia (CO) was a thing of the past. However, new research from NC State and the University of the Witwatersrand finds that it not only still exists, but is fairly common in both North America and South Africa.
Apr 21, 2016
Study Highlights Local Voices on Tourism Development in Guatemala
Some cities surrounding Guatemala's Lake Atitlán have greatly benefitted from tourism. Other towns haven’t seen the same rate of development. NC State graduate student Adriana Szabo spent eight weeks studying the uneven trend in San Pedro La Laguna, a town on the shore of Lake Atitlán. Her research, rooted in an analysis of ethnographic research she collected during her trip, raises up the voices of locals who want to change the tourism development model.
Apr 11, 2016
April Student of the Month: Jasmine Cannon
Jasmine Cannon is a senior Women's and Gender Studies major with an anthropology minor. In addition to working two internships at nonprofit organizations, Cannon is a Multicultural Student Affairs Office student assistant, an officer in three student groups and looks forward to getting her doctorate in Public Health.
Mar 24, 2016 | NC State News
Forensic Researchers Set Standards for X-Ray Identification of Bodies
For the first time, forensic researchers have established science-based standards for identifying human remains based on X-rays of a person's spine, upper leg or side of the skull.
Mar 24, 2016
Grad Students Display Innovative Work at Research Symposium
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was well represented Wednesday at the 2016 Graduate Student Research Symposium. A total of 43 Humanities and Social Sciences students from 14 different graduate programs presented their work at the annual symposium, which showcases research from across campus through poster presentations that are judged by faculty.
Feb 16, 2016
An Internship That’s All Business
Kelsey Schmitz, a junior majoring in anthropology and history, has interned for two years at Quintiles, an international clinical research company. Learn how her internship has helped her build her skills and her confidence.
Jan 6, 2016
Startup Connects Microentrepreneurs With Tourists
Researchers at NC State University say they’ve created a way for the public to easily find and connect with tourism microentrepreneurs, the smallest of small business owners who often not only serve as experts at their crafts but are top-notch tour guides in their community.
Dec 21, 2015
Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015
As 2015 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our top stories of the year. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century, they are essential.
Sep 28, 2015 | NC State News
Study: Ancestral Background Can Be Determined by Fingerprints
A proof-of-concept study finds that it is possible to identify an individual's ancestral background based on his or her fingerprint characteristics — a discovery with significant applications for law enforcement and anthropological research.