Research provides an opportunity for undergraduate anthropology students to enhance the learning obtained in their classroom coursework. Application of required skills allows development of a deeper appreciation of the discipline and clarification of career goals. And the satisfaction of completing a research project creates confidence in a student's ability to perform in the chosen field of study.
The Department of Anthropology offer students an opportunity to receive financial support from two awards, the Monica and Brand Fortner Endowment and the Peter M. Weil Travel Award established for the purpose of supporting undergraduate reasearch.
Kaitlyn Cometa receives Monica and Brand Fortner Award - Spring 2016
Kaitlyn (Katie) attended the UA Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School May – July, 2016, where she participated in excavations at the Gila River farm sites of pueblo communities of A.D. 1300-1400. Katie developed skills in survey, excavation, laboratory analyses, and other related tools archaeologists use.
Francis Mahon receives Peter M. Weil Travel Award - Spring 2016
Francis (Fran) attended Salve Regina University's archaeological field school in Charleston, SC, May-June, 2016. He then completed and intership with a South Carolina state archaeologist July-August, 2016, cleaning and cataloging artifacts recovered by the field school. Fran acquired knowldge of the local Gullah and Geeche cultures, gained archaeological field and laboratory experience, and insight into the workings of a department of parks, recreation and tourism.
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