History and Information about the Anthropology Club

  • Anthro Club Pres at Meadowcroft

    Anthro Club President Justin DeMaio at Meadowcroft Rockshelter during an Anthro Club tour in Fall 2008.

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Anthropology Club was formed fifteen years ago and has since become one of the most active student organization on campus. The Anthropology Club’s bi-monthly meetings include planning sessions for activities and a variety of guest lectures. Members have attended several professional meetings, including the Northeastern Anthropological and American Anthropological Association conferences. Students have also presented papers at the State System’s annual University Undergraduate Anthropology Meetings.

    The club has sponsored an ethnographic film series, played a major role in bringing an important Smithsonian photographic exhibit to IUP, and taken field trips to museums and historic sites. Guest lectures at meetings highlight areas of anthropological interest, including Mesoamerican archaeology, Pennsylvania’s historic archaeology, Native American religions, and political movements in developing countries. The Anthropology Club at IUP is organized by students, but Anthropology faculty members often participate in the group’s activities. All in all, with the many educational activities and the opportunity to interact with faculty members, the Anthropology Club is an ideal way for undergraduate students to gain valuable information about anthropology and to learn about career opportunities.

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    Anthro Club at Meadowcroft Rockshelter

    Meadowcroft Rockshelter in Washington County, Pa., is a national historic landmark and was first occupied more than 14,000 years ago by Pre-Clovis peopleLearn more about Meadowcroft from the John Heinz History Center.