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History and Information about the Anthropology Club

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    Anthro Club members at Meadowcroft Rockshelter during an Anthro Club tour

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Anthropology Club was formed in 1987 and has since become an active student organization. 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 Society for American Archaeology, American Anthropological Association conferences. Students have also presented papers at the Pennsylvania State System’s annual University Undergraduate Anthropology Meetings. The club also organizes events and speakers around the celebration of World Anthropology Day each February.

    The club has sponsored an ethnographic film series, played a major role in bringing an important Smithsonian photographic exhibit to IUP, organized events for the IUP’s Day of the Dead celebration, 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.     Anthro Club Games Anthro Club members learning to play colonial American hoop game during a club trip.

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