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Second uncovered marker
Archaeology Class Uncovers Second Inscribed Stone

Members of the Archaeology of Hamilton’s Founding course led by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale, uncovered a second engraved stone less than two weeks after beginning their excavation of a site off College Hill Rd. on Sept 1. “Built to commemorate the dawn of the 20th century and the fiftieth anniversary" is its inscription. Who created and sited this marker is a mystery.  More ...

Goodale, Jones and Beck Publish in Evolution

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale and Professors of Anthropology Tom Jones and Charlotte Beck recently published an article titled “Natural Selection and Material Culture” in a special edition of the journal Evolution: Education and Outreach.  More ...

Participants in this year's field school.
Goodale, Field School Featured in BC Newspaper

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale and his archaeology field school students in the Slocan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, were featured in an article in The Nelson Star (British Columbia) on July 28.  More ...

Paige Cross '13, Ana Baldrige '12, Prof. Chaise LaDousa and Chip Larsen '13.
Students Explore New Literacies for an Old City

Technological literacy is an invaluable personal skill in the information age, one that can open doors and allow individuals to escape the cyclical pattern of urban poverty. Chip Larsen ’13, Ana Baldrige ’12 and Paige Cross ’13 are spending their summer as Levitt Fellows with Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa on a project called “New Literacies for an Old City,” a reference to the social and economic landscape in the city of Utica.  More ...

Douglas Raybeck
Cross-Cultural Research Publishes Raybeck Research

Several articles by Professor of Anthropology Emeritus Douglas Raybeck have recently been published in a book and journal. He contributed two chapters to Improving College Education of Veterans and two articles to the journal Cross-Cultural Research.   More ...

<em>House Signs and Collegiate Fun</em> by Chaise LaDousa
LaDousa Publishes an Ethnography of Collegiate Fun

Indiana University Press has just released Associate Professor of  Anthropology Chaise LaDousa’s book, House Signs and Collegiate Fun: Sex, Race, and Faith in a College Town.  The book is based on three years of ethnographic and historical research in which students at  Miami University of Ohio collaborated with LaDousa to explore the ways in which "house signs" such as Liquor Up Front, Poker in the Rear, Plantation, and Crib of the Rib became foci of college culture.  More ...

Goodale, Nauman and friend in Slocan Valley, British Columbia
Goodale and Nauman Awarded Grant

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale and Visiting Instructor of Anthropology Alissa Nauman, in partnership with the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society, were awarded a Columbia Basin Trust Community Development Program Grant.  The award provides funding for research associated with the Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project which also serves as the Hamilton College archaeology field school in British Columbia, Canada.  More ...

Chad Williams, Steve Yao, Bonnie Urciuoli and Steve Wu.
Four Receive Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Four members of the Hamilton faculty were recognized for their research and creative successes through the Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards at Class & Charter Day on Friday, May 6. The awards were established in three categories by former Dean of Faculty Joe Urgo in 2008.  More ...

Erica Kowsz '11
Erica Kowsz '11 Awarded Fulbright to Canada

Erica Kowsz, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to Vancouver, British Columbia,  Canada. She will spend the 2011-12 academic year conducting fieldwork among the Sinixt First Nation in the Slocan Valley. Kowsz will produce an ethnographic film exploring the connections between indigenous conceptions of past, place and identity and how these understandings relate to archaeology.  More ...

Ilana Gershon's <em>The Breakup 2.0</em>.
Anthropologist Explores Breaking Up by Facebook or Text

How has the process of ending a relationship been affected in the 21st century by the introduction of new media in communication? Has what it means to be “broken up” undergone a fundamental change after social networking sites like Facebook introduced the world to an “official” relationship status? These are the questions that author and linguistic anthropologist Ilana Gershon explored in a lecture on April 14.  More ...

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