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Bort and James Young Scholarships in Anthropology Now Open for Applications

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. Therefore, only students returning to ECU for the 2015-2016 school year are eligible. Previous award winners are not eligible.

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, by Monday, February 2, 2015.


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New edited volume from the British Archaeological Reports: Excavations in the Western Negev Highlands by Dr. Benjamin Saidel and Dr. Mordechai Haiman (Israel Antiquities Authority).

Discovery is a core characteristic of pirates at ECU! See our Anthropology summer field school student, Mansi Trivedi, explain some of the discoveries in Jordan on the latest ECU Values video.
Dr. Holly Mathews joined an interdisciplinary discussion panel on the Ebola Outbreak. The resulting article from the Daily Reflector describes the panel and discussion!
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. 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!
Check out the Department of Anthropology newsletter highlighting some of our recent activities! Download a copy here.

Congratulations to our graduate students published in the North Carolina Archaeology Journal!

  • New Data, Old Methods: The Rediscovery, Definition, and Functional Analysis of the George Moore House at Colonial Brunswick Town, by Jennifer L. Gabriel, pp. 71-93
  • NAGPRA's Impact on Academic Research in North Carolina and the Southeast, by William C. Broughton, pp. 94-121
  • Archaeologists as Activists: Can Archaeologists Change the World?, edited by M. Jay Stottman (book review), by Hannah P. Smith, pp. 130-136
Dr. Charles Ewen was elected president of the Society for Historic Archaeology, one of the largest anthropological organizations in the United States.