Anthropology Stories 

Class of 2020,

We celebrate your achievements and hope to see you in December for commencement and snow croquet! 

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Coming Soon:

James Taggart, Lewis Audenreid Professor of History and Archaeology, Emeritus has published the book. The Rain Gods’ Rebellion examines Nahua oral narratives to illuminate the cultural basis of the 1977–1984 rebellion against the local Hispanic elite in Huitzilan de Serdán, Mexico. 

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Publications: Professor Scott Smith

Professor Scott Smith is co-author of the article, "Temporal Inflection Points in Decorated Pottery: A Bayesian Refinement of the Late Formative Chronology in the Southern Lake Titicaca Basin, Bolivia," recently published in the journal, Latin American Antiquity. Congratulations, Professor Smith! 

Latin American Antiquity

Publications: Professor Mary Ann Levine

Professor Mary Ann Levine's article, "Fabric of Empire in a Native World: An Analysis of Trade Cloth Recovered from Eighteenth-Century Otstonwakin," was published in the most recent edition of archaeology's premier journal, American Antiquity. Congratulations, Professor Levine!

American Antiquity

2019 Anthropology Graduates & Faculty

Congratulations to the Anthropology Class of 2019! We are proud of you! 

Congratulations Anthropology Grads!

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 Anthropology graduates. We're proud of you!

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Beyond Conquest: The Native American Experience

Growing up near three Mohawk Indian reservations in her native Quebec sparked Mary Ann Levine's interest in Native Americans, but it was an incident in the Canadian town of Oka that moved the Franklin & Marshall College associate professor of anthropology to turn that interest into the focus of her academic career. 

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Touched by the Ancestors: Professor Misty Bastian Discusses Afterlife Cultures

Inside an iron mine one evening, a Franklin & Marshall College professor joined a group of paranormal investigators to research someone experiencing what investigators call "the touch of a spirit." Then she realized she was being touched. "I had the strange experience of having all their equipment turned on me," recalled Misty Bastian, F&M's...

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Story 4/27/2020

'I Remember Having a Lot of Questions—and I Wanted Answers'

While at F&M, Tayzhaun Glover '17 followed a passion for black history and built a major around Africana studies, anthropology, and French to study slavery in the Caribbean. Today, he is pursuing a...

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Story 4/16/2020

Research Amid the Campus Trees

In reconstructing the ecological landscape of a site in Virginia that dates to approximately 18,000 years ago, a professor has engaged students in the project by collecting and analyzing stems from...

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Story 10/4/2019

French Excavation Provides Hands-on Work for Anthropology...

Last spring, when Franklin & Marshall College junior Will DeLince asked his professors what an anthropology major does over the summer, their answer to him was “fieldwork.” They directed him to the...

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