Uconn Anthropology faculty Alexia Smith was recently granted tenure. Congratulations!
Alexia Smith’s interests include agriculture, agricultural development, palaeoethnobotany, climate change and landscape use, ecological anthropology, and Bronze and Iron Age archaeology of the Near East.
Megan Gannon from Atlas Obscura covers work of UConn Anthropology graduate Sarah Sportman:
Starving Felons, and Other Lessons from Prison Archaeology
William Stuart didn’t really mind sleeping 50 feet underground in a dank abandoned mine or being in close quarters with felons—the ticks and fleas were fewer in the subterranean world and the temperature stayed fairly cool and constant. But what he hated about life at Old Newgate Prison was the food, or lack thereof….