Anthropology

Aug 14, 2018

Anthropology Major Spends Summer at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History

Working as a summer anthropology intern at the American Museum of Natural History, NC State anthropology major Colin Gravelle has researched and written about some unique objects.

Jun 26, 2018

Global Education in Guatemala

Anthropologist Tim Wallace recently left for his seventeenth summer conducting NC State's Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala, his last in an NC State career that began in 1974.

May 11, 2018

Outstanding Seniors Awarded NC State’s Highest Non-Academic Distinction

Three NC State graduating seniors received the 2018 Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students. Two are students in Humanities and Social Sciences. The award, administered by the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program, recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to the university and created a lasting legacy.

Feb 21, 2018

Seaflower Biosphere Reserve Project Seeks Sustainable Solutions in Colombia

Headed by NC State applied anthropologist Tim Wallace, the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve Project seeks sustainable solutions to ecological change from tourism in Colombia.

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.