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Apr
17
2019
Baylor Arts & Sciences Magazine: From Research to Relief
Dr. Mark Flinn's research in the community of Petite Soufriere took a backseat, however, on Sept, 18, 2017, when Hurricane Maria hit the island of Dominica, which Flinn said gave "real immediate urgency to my work" in recovery efforts.
Apr
16
2019
Discovery of Painted Hieroglyphic Vase Gives Clues about Breakdown of Ancient Maya Civilization
The discovery of an ancient painted vase, which bears one of the longest hieroglyphic texts uncovered in the Central America lowlands, is offering new clues into the mysterious breakdown of ancient Maya civilization, says a Baylor University scholar who led the excavation.

The shattered vessel — found amid artifacts associated with the abandonment of the royal palace complex at the Maya site of Baking Pot in Belize — was discovered in excavations directed by Julie Hoggarth, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
Apr
5
2019
2019 URSA Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Congratulations to Anthropology Undergraduate Research Award Recipients, Shawn Cleaver, Austin Johnson, and Tammy Wake! We wish to express sincere gratitude to all the students, faculty and staff whose hard work made this year’s Scholars Week event a huge success.
Apr
3
2019
Anthropology Students present at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference, Portland Oregan
“Congratulations to Austin Johnson and Hope Schroeder for excellent presentations at the SFAA annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, March 19-23. Austin’s project examines West Texas wheat farmers’ understanding of climate change and their cultivation responses to recent recurring drought conditions. Hope’s research explores how those working in tourism in western Belize perceive the risks of future impacts to the industry given evidence of increasing temperatures and declining precipitation. Both did an excellent job!” Austin and Hope were mentored by Dr. Sara Alexander.
Apr
2
2019
Carolyn Smith-Morris, Ph.D., M.S., LPC - Blame for the Plague: A study in Race, Plae, and Ebola
Marrs McLean Science Building
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Room 301, 2 pm – 3 pm
Sponsored by Baylor Anthropology
Mar
21
2019
Dr. Lori Baker elected as Fellow to American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Baylor University’s Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that Professor Lori Baker was elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Feb
7
2019
True Crime Exposed Director's Forum
Mayborn Museum Complex fifth annual Director's Forum in collaboration with the Baylor University Department of Anthropology, McLennan Community College's Criminal Justice Department, and community partners for an intriguing and immersive event about historic crime and forensic science.
10 am to 2:30 pm, SBC Theater.
Nov
9
2018
Department of Anthropology at Baylor University attended the 10th annual meeting of the Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists (TABA) hosted by Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. During the conference both faculty and undergraduate students working with Anthropology faculty presented some of their recent research to their academic colleagues from throughout the state.
Nov
5
2018
Digging into Belize
Multidisciplinary researchers from Baylor and other universities are discovering how climate and food supplies have affected Belize residents over the centuries.
Oct
18
2018
Dangers of ecotourism: Up close and infectious
Knowable Magazine, Bob Holmes a science writer based in Edmonton, Canada, interviewed Dr. Michael Muehlenbein, Professor and Chair of Baylor University Department of Anthropology. The Q&A focused on Traveler's desire for intimate encounters with wildlife may threaten the animals they love.
Oct
17
2018
Baylor Anthropology Students Present at Central Texas Archeological Society Archaeological Information Fair
Bradie Dean, Bianca Hill, Trey Lyon, and Carol Macaulay-Jameson, Senior Lecture from Baylor University Department of Anthropology, presented fieldwork findings from a significant archaeological site in Central Texas. Students gave an overview of two years of work in a rock shelter in Coryell County; explaining ethnographic conclusions from research on those features. The presentations took place at the Archaeological Information Fair sponsored by Central Texas Archaeological Society, and McLennan Community College, Social and Behavioral Science Division, October 11, 2018.
Sep
15
2018
Many Demographics, Latino, First Generation American, Transfer Student, First Generation College Student,
Bianca Hill, Senior, Anthropology Major, overcoming many demographics.

Sep
14
2018
'An Amazing Group of Students' Inaugural Baylor McNair Scholars Ready to Soar in the Academy
McNair Scholars Program leads first-generation and/or underrepresented students on path to eventual Ph.D. Mara Fields, majoring in Anthropology, Faculty Mentor is Joseph Ferraro, Ph.D. will have her first opportunity to present her research during the McNair Research Symposium, 4 to 6 pm, Tuesday, September 18, in the Beckham and White Rooms in the Bill Daniel Student Center.
Aug
29
2018
Accepting Applications for Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Baylor University invites applications for a Assistant Professor of Anthropology.


Aug
28
2018
Baylor Giving Day
Our department is very active in undergraduate research, both domestically and internationally. Support is sought to specifically support undergraduate research activities, from independent studies to honors theses and study abroad. All funds raised will be allocated to student scholarships to offset the costs of research and study abroad. Approximately 30% of our undergraduate students in 2017-2018 participated in research projects, resulting in many professional presentations and publications. These opportunities make our students very competitive for placement in graduate programs, including medical school.
May
23
2018
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2018) – Christina Gaw, a sophomore biochemistry and anthropology major at Baylor University, has been selected to receive a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the oldest and most prestigious national awards for undergraduate researchers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
May
9
2018
Two A&S Students Recognized at Honors Week Convocation
Senior, Sarah Davis an Anthropology History Major, Dr. Katie Binetti, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer for Anthropology, and Senior, Karissa Sealey an Anthropology Major.
May
2
2018
Baylor Arts and Sciences magazine: In Search of History's Mysteries
“The students trace these people backward in time, and they become better researchers and writers in the process,” said Macaulay-Jameson, a senior lecturer in anthropology.
Apr
12
2018
Society for Applied Anthropology - Philadelphia
April 2nd - 6th, three Baylor Anthropology students; mentored by Dr. Sara Alexander, attended and presented research at the 2018 Annual Society for Applied Anthropology.
Mar
26
2018
URSA Scholars Week
This week, the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement initiative at Baylor welcomes all undergraduates, from freshman to senior, to consider maximizing their education through a variety of research and scholarly activities found both within the classroom and beyond. Pictured: Fernando Centeno presented "Bolivarian Revolution in Retreat: Understanding the Venezuelan Crisis, its Human Toll and its Outlook". Mentor: Dr. Sara Alexander of Anthropology.
Mar
22
2018
The Body: STEM & Humanities Symposium
Featuring Dr. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Farmer is a pioneer at the intersection of health care and human rights, an award-winning medical anthropologist, a physician, an educator and a humanitarian who is recognized as one of the world’s most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice.
The Symposium will also feature a panel of Baylor Faculty reflecting on The Body from their respective disciplines:

Dwayne Simmons – Department of Biology
Sara Dolan – Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Natalie Carnes – Department of Religion
Mar
2
2018
Lilla Dorvee - Senior Anthropology major awarded
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) — Mission Waco honored its volunteers of the year, including six Baylor University students and two campus organizations, as “Servant Leaders” during the Christian nonprofit’s annual banquet on Feb. 20.

Those who received awards included:
• Emily Neyland — senior Business Fellows major from Houston
• Amy Adams — senior Business Fellows major from Southlake, Texas
• Lilla Dorvee — senior Anthropology major from Roswell, Georgia
• Ellen Coulter — senior mechanical engineering major from Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
• Maya Fontenot — senior sociology major from Houston
• Bailey Payne — senior Communication Sciences and Disorders major from Victoria, Texas
• Baylor Alpha Phi Omega (APO)
• Baylor Campus Kitchen
Feb
8
2018
Baylor University's Institute of Archaeology Casts Doubts on Early Humans in California
Joseph V. Ferraro, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and director of the Institute of Archaeology, and his fellow researchers urge caution in interpreting the Cerutti finds. “We argue that the purported human-induced damage to the mastodon’s bones are actually common features of the paleontological record. Some of these damage morphologies are present in dinosaur remains and are not unique indicators of human activities,” the researchers said.
Jan
30
2018
2017 TAS Distinguished Service Award
88th Annual Meeting of the Texas Archeological Society
Carol Macaulay-Jameson received a distinguishing service award for her outstanding contributions of service to Texas Archeology, held in Grapevine Texas.
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