Author: Abby Rodriguez

Kelly Ruesta featured on Indie Major!

Kelly Ruesta, an individualized major who has taken multiple Anthropology classes — and who was in the first cohort of the department’s Research Apprenticeship Program (formerly Research MASTER Program), was recently featured in a new podcast called Indie Major! Indie Major is a podcast dedicated to the stories and visions of individualized majors at UConn, […]

Upcoming Event: Anthropology Club Movie Night!

The UConn Anthropology Club will be hosting a movie night this Monday, January 29th at 6pm in Beach 443! We will be watching a documentary Prof. Seraphin has worked on, The Women They Are Carrying Fire – Pa’asik`tavaansas Kuniktáamvunatih. This will be accompanied by a Q&A session at the end of the documentary. All are […]

UConn Anthropology Exhibits at the 2023 AAA Meeting!

UConn Prof. César Abadía-Barrero, Prof. Camilo Ruiz, and Prof. Sarah Willen all have exhibits up at the American Anthropological Association’s conference in Toronto this year! Prof. César Abadía-Barrero and Prof. Camilo Ruiz’s exhibit is Casa Común, an art exhibit made up of works from over 50 people impacted by armed conflict in Colombia displaying both […]

Anthropology Journal Publication: Rebecca Kraus

Former UConn undergraduate Rebecca Kraus (BA ’22) published the results of her Senior Honors thesis in Anthropology in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports with Professor Christian Tryon and colleagues from the National Museum of Tanzania and Yale University. The paper is entitled New data from old collections: Obsidian and ostrich eggshell beads from the […]

Anthropology Club Pumpkin Carving

The UConn Anthropology Club had some fun carving pumpkins using stone tools from the department’s Lithic Technology Lab for their Halloween-themed meeting! Join us Mondays from 6pm to 7pm in Beach 447A, and check out our Linktree here for our UConntact page and social media!

Spring Class: Historical Archaeologies & Material Modernity

Historical Archaeologies and Material Modernity is a graduate seminar class offered by Prof. Nathan Acebo for students interested in developing an understanding of advanced theory and method in the diverse subfields of Historical archaeology and material culture studies. Rather than focusing on specific time periods, these archaeologies are connected by their concern for how material […]

ANTH Grad Student Geoffrey Hedges-Knyrim receives NSF Grant

Geoffrey Hedges-Knyrim has received a competitive National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to fund his dissertation research. His research examines the relationship between agricultural practices, the environment, and social factors during the Iron Age (c. 1200–600 BCE) of the Southern Levant (modern Israel, Palestine, and Jordan) using plant remains. This relationship will be […]

New article published: Indigenous Fire Futures

Prof. Bruno Seraphin is lead author on an article titled “Indigenous Fire Futures” published recently by Environment and Society: Advances in Research! He co-authored this piece with Deniss Martinez, Tony Marks-Block, Peter Nelson, and Kirsten Vinyeta. Karuk ceremonial leader Leaf Hillman also provided invaluable feedback. Check out the article linked here!