4th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series

The 4th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series consisted of five lectures given by previous students of the anthropology department. This year's series ran from March 20th until April 24th and was a great example of the series continued success.

Visiting Speakers:

March 20, Blake Wiggs
Title of Talk: "Anthropology and Education"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: BA in Anthropology (2008), MA in Teaching (2010)

April 3, Christine Andresen
Title of Talk: "Anthropologist in the Library: An Unexpected Adventure"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: BA in Anthropology (2007), MA in Library Science (2010)

April 10, Daryl Armour
Title of Talk: "My Experiences within CRM"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: MA in Anthropology (2012)

April 17, Kyle McCandless
Title of Talk: "Education and the Real World: Integration and Transitions"
Year of Graduation and Degree: MA in Anthropology (2012)

April 24, Dr. Cynthia Bellacero
Title of Talk: "From Archaeology to Administration: It Can Happen to You"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: BA in Anthropology (2011), MA in Anthropology (2004) - Concentration in Prehistoric Archaeology

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.