Anthropology Department faculty members and students recently presented papers and posters at two national conferences.
Six faculty members and students presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia from March 27-29. Drs. Sarah Neusius and Beverly Chiarulli presented a paper "Return to the Johnston Site: New Dates and Data on the Monongahela." Dr. Chiarulli presented a paper "Producers, Consumers, and Traders: Lithic Industries at Cerros and Chau Hiix, Belize," and Dr. Francis Allard presented a poster titled "Horse Focused Ritual Practice in Mongolia: An Example of Long-term Continuity?"
Three Anthropology majors also presented papers on their undergraduate honors thesis projects. Erica Ausel presented a paper titled "Analysis of Lithic Raw Material and Artifact Types at Chau Hiix," Susan Lukowski presented a paper titled "Exploring Fish Use by the Monongahela," and Jessie Freas presented a paper titled "Discovering Archaeology through the Eyes of a Middle School Student."
At the same time, Dr. Victor Garcia and another student, Megan Bond, were presenting papers at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Garcia presented a paper titled "Exploring Drug Use across Borders: Transnational Mexican Migrants in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Megan's paper was titled "Mi Sierra: Lessons in Traditional Andean Nutritional Knowledge and Biodiversity in Ancash, Peru."