By Lexi Amos, graduate student in applied anthropology at Missouri State University I am an applied anthropology graduate student and I am also the mother of an eleven-year-old son who receives special accommodations at school for a high functioning “disability”.
By Deseray Helton, graduate student at Missouri State University This past winter break I attended the archaeological fieldschool in Bluefields Jamaica hosted by Dr. Scott Worman and Dr. Bill Wedenoja. This fieldschool was part of the Bluefields Archaeology Project (BAP),
So You Dig Up Dinosaur Bones, Right? The Jamaican Field School and Public Archaeology by Laura Bruns, graduate student in Applied Anthropology, Missouri State University This past winter (December 2014-January 2015), I participated in the archaeological field school in Bluefields,
My experience at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) in Austin, Texas was very informative and enjoyable, but the most fascinating aspect was a tour and presentation of the La Belle shipwreck and its artifacts.
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) held its 79th Annual Meeting in Austin from April 23 through April 27. Among the Mayan, prehistoric, and European archaeologists were the historical archaeologists who study the relatively recent past of the United States. So, what does the SAA meeting have to offer historical archaeologists?
Finding internship opportunities in applied anthropology is easier than one thinks. Simply typing ‘applied anthropology internships’ into a web search-engine brings up countless opportunities. The different options available present endless possibilities to gaining experience in applied anthropology careers.
When thinking of anthropology in the community, archaeology may not be the first thing that comes to mind for some people. Public archaeology passes along information discovered in academic archaeology to people outside of professional circles. Anthropology is an integral part of archaeology, especially when the information found in the artifacts is being presented to the local community, as well as the world at large.
When asked “What can you do with a degree in Anthropology?” honestly, I cringe. Then, I take a deep breath and a smile lights up my face. I smile because I love the answer: “Everything.”