5th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series

The 5th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series took place in April 2014 and consisted of three lectures given by previous students of the anthropology department. This year's series focused on life and work after graduation and was a great example of the series continued success.

Visiting Speakers:

April 2, Bach Pham
Title of Talk: "So, You're a What?: Preparing to Work as a Cultural Anthropologist in the Real World"
Year of Graduation and Degree: MA in Anthropology (2012), Concentration in Cultural Anthropology

April 9, Emma Browning
Title of Talk: "All Over the Place: Literally and Figuratively"
Year of Graduation and Degree: BA in Anthropology (2011), Double Major in Theatre Arts and Anthropology with a Concentration in Archaeology and a Minor in French

April 16, Lauren Souther
Title of Talk: "Cultural Resource Management: A Career in Archaeology"
Year of Graduation and Degree: MA in Anthropology (2012), Concentration in Bioarchaeology

Department News

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.