The Society for Applied Anthropology recently held the largest annual conference ever in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The theme for this year’s conference, “Intersections,” brought together current SMCM anthropology students and faculty, as well as alumni, who presented papers or posters on topics that ranged from East African pastoralists, to the department’s twenty year program Find out more »
Archives for 2016
Professor Uzi Baram (New College of Florida) is pictured with SMCM alumnus and director of collections management at Historic St. Mary’s City, Silas Hurry, at the St. John’s museum site on the SMCM campus. Professor Baram, an archaeologist whose expertise includes Ottoman archaeology and historical archaeology in Florida, visited St. Mary’s College and gave a Find out more »
Visiting Anthropologist Sharon Gmelch is shown with Historic St. Mary’s City Curator of Collections and Archaeological Laboratory Director Silas Hurry (’77) in the St. John’s museum site talking about the many stories associated with this historic building. Gmelch gave a public lecture, Irish Travellers: The Unsettled Life on Wednesday afternoon to an audience of 90-100 Find out more »
Ocean City, MD March 10 – 13, 2016 St. Mary’s College’s Anthropology faculty, students and alums recently attended the 46th annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference (MAAC) in Ocean City, Maryland, where they shared research findings with their colleagues. Professional archaeologists, historians, and students gather each year for three days of papers, discussion groups, and special Find out more »
SMCM alumnus Les Walker (’13) has been hired by the American Anthropological Association (the largest professional society for anthropologists in the USA and perhaps in the world) as the manager for their new Public Education initiative.
On March 28 Professor Julia King and Anthropology majors and minors welcomed Governor Hogan and his staff, representatives of the Piscatway of Maryland, and the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs to Daugherty Palmer Commons to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the signing of the Articles of Peace and Amity at St. Mary’s City. Student presentations Find out more »
June 6-July 16, 2016 (6 credit hours) The Department of Anthropology’s archaeological field school will be at Cremona Estate (Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County) this summer. Students will continue excavations at the 17th and 18th century plantation of West Ashcom located on the property. The aim of the field school is to provide students with the Find out more »