The Bort and the James Young Scholarships in Anthropology are awarded annually to ECU students with a declared major in Anthropology. They will be presented at the end of each academic year to students who, in the judgment of the Selection Committee, have excelled in anthropology-related studies and who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. The award recipient will receive a cash prize that must be applied to tuition or other educational expenses in the following academic year.
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their anthropology-related achievements in the past two years along with a resume. Applicants should be sure to include their banner ID number and indicate their major and minor fields of study; any noteworthy academic achievements and/or memberships in honorary societies; extracurricular and volunteer activities, especially those related to anthropology; and other activities such as participation in the ECU Research/Creative Activity Week, tutoring experience, outreach activities, and any other anthropology-related activities like study abroad or involvement in field schools. The application materials must be submitted to Dr. Randy Daniel, Chair of the Anthropology Department.
See the 2016 Graduation Slideshow
Anthropology After Dark 2016
The anthropology department hosted the event on World Anthropology Day featuring lectures, lab tours, and an Egyptian tomb. Over 200 people attended the successful event.
Anthropology Summer Interns Interview Hyde County Businesses
This summer two undergraduate anthropology students at East Carolina University, Tyler Beasley and Anna Lawrence, worked as interns for the Hyde County Office of Planning and Economic Development through the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation public service internship program. Both interns worked on research projects aimed at improving economic development by better understanding the needs of the local business community.
Marina Clough, also an undergraduate anthropology student at East Carolina University, completed an internship at Wanchese Industrial Park and provided an overview of webpages and print media that write or advertise about sailing related events, helped plan the Regatta of Sail NC and conducted 40 interviews with participants.
Ewen Interviewed for NYT
Dr. Charles Ewen interviewed for the New York Times. Is it the Roanoke Island Colony? Read more to find out!
National Anthropology Day
On February 19th, the Department celebrated National Anthropology Day by hosting a public open house. Displays were presented in the labs, and mini-lectures and anthropology films were presented.
Dr. Ewen Elected President of SHA
Dr. Charles Ewen was elected president of the Society for Historic Archaeology, one of the largest anthropological organizations in the United States.
North Carolina Archaeology Journal Publication
Congratulations to our graduate students published in the North Carolina Archaeology Journal!
ANSO Raises Funds for Ebola
The Anthropology Student Organization (ASO) raised funds with Project Tumara to provide education and donations for the Ebola outbreak. Check out The East Carolinian for more details!
Dr. Griffith-HCAS Distinguished Professor
Dr. David Griffith received the Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Award and is announced as the Interim Director for the Institute of Coastal Science and Policy!
Dr. Bailey-New Book Published
Dr. Eric Bailey published his new book: The New Face of America: How the Emerging Multiracial, Multiethnic Majority is Changing the United States.
There are a few GA positions available next year looking at enviro anth and climate change issues. If you are interested as an incoming grad student, See for more information.
Dr. Ewen will be the featured speaker at the HCAS reception. See flyer for details
Dr, Bailey's article, "A New Online Strategy in Teaching Racial and Ethnic Health and Health Disparities to Public Health Professionals" was accepted by the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. It will appear in the 2016 issue of the Journal.
Excavations in the Western Negev Highlands: Results of the Negev Emergency Survey 1978-89 by Dr. Benjamin Saidel and co-author M. Haimon was published December 2014 by British Archaeological Reports. See here for more.
Dr. Holly Mathews and Dr. Laura Mazow were recognized for their outstanding teaching methods by students during the Spring 2015 semester from the College STAR.
Student response for Dr. Mathews:
"She gives feedback and forces her students to expand their mind and explore alternate theories or explanations. She wants her students to discuss topics in class instead of just listening to her talk the entire time."
Student response for Dr. Mazow:
"We have a small class which allows many opportunities for a lot of class discussion...She always provides feedback and answers to our journal entries and is always available when we need help."
Congratulations to them both!