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David Meltzer
Prehistory Expert to Discuss “Who Were the First Americans?”

David Meltzer, an expert on early inhabitants of America and the effects of climate change on them, will present the Morris Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Senior Laboratory Technician Rick Conrey examines a tray of melted samples just removed from the furnace at a temperature of 1800 F.
New XRF Lab Offers Chemical Analyses

In the field of geochemical analysis, Hamilton has done what few other small colleges have attempted. This year, an earth materials analytical instrument known as an x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer began operation within the Geosciences Department, enabling Hamilton and other academic institutions to have access to exceptionally high quality chemical data.    More ...

A Work that Crosses Boundaries

As a creative writing and archeology double major with a passion for art, Petra Elfström ’18 was able to combine her interests and put them into practice this summer through research funded by the Digital Humanities Initiatives (DHi). Elfström is making an educational film focusing on the archaeological practices of the Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project (SNAP). Elfström is advised by Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale and Janet Simons, co-director of the DHi.  More ...

Four Promoted to Professor

Hamilton College President David Wippman announced the promotion of four faculty members to the rank of professor.  Heather Buchman, music; Stephen Ellingson, sociology; Ella Gant, art; and Chaise LaDousa, anthropology, were promoted effective July 1.  More ...

Mariah Walzer '17
Old Times, New Research: Examining Lithic Artifacts

Mariah Walzer ’17, an archaeology major, spent this summer analyzing the lithic artifacts recovered from 2015 field school at the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village in British Columbia. The research is supervised by Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale.  More ...

Anna Arnn '17
Take One More Step

This summer Anna Arnn ’17, an archaeology concentrator, took her research from last year a step further. Under the advisement of Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale, Arnn studied faunal remains and animal bones that were collected during a previous field trip.  More ...

From left, Rebecca Murtaugh, Doug Weldon, Nathan Goodale, Carl Rubino, Russell Marcus, Steve Ellingson.
Six Honored With Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Six Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 9. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

Balkan Publishes Turkish Edition of Book

The Turkish language edition of Reproducing Class: Education, Neoliberalism, and the Rise of the New Middle Class in Istanbul by Professor of Anthropology emeritus Henry Rutz and Professor of Economics Erol Balkan was published on Feb. 3.  More ...

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