Spring 2015 Class Schedule:
Ant 101 - The Human Condition M, W & F - 10:10- 11:00 am
Ant 256 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology - M, W & F - 2:30 - 3:20 pm
Ant 385 - Biological Anthropology Methods - T & R - 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Ant 456 - Forensic Anthropology Methods - T & R - 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Monday 1:25-2:15, Tuesday 12:30-1:45 and Friday 11:15-1:10 or email for appointment
|Office:||Cooper Hall, C-17|
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Osteoarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, Anthropological Archaeology, American Southwest, Northwest Coast, and Papua New Guinea
Humayma Excavation Project - Humayma, Jordan
I am currently analyzing faunal material from the 2008 field season. The site of Humayma was a small Nabataean settlement center founded in the first century BC in the Hisma Desert of southern Jordan, halfway between Petra and Aqaba. The Romans built a fort here after converting the Nabataean Kingdom to their Provincia Arabia in AD 106, and the site continued to prosper in the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods. The 2008 field season focused on the Roman and Byzantine period civilian community adjacent to the fort (the vicus) and the Nabataean town buried beneath it. I am particularly interested in skeletal evidence of diet, disease, and trauma among the domestic fauna and am compiling data for a paper. I am creating a database and a comprehensive laboratory manual for the standardization of faunal analysis for this project.
Rawlings, T. and J. Driver
2010 Paleodiet of domestic turkey, Shields Pueblo, Colorado (5MT 3807): isotopic analysis and its implications for care of a household domesticate. The Journal of Archaeological Science 37, pp. 2433-2441.
Rawlings, T. and J. Driver
2008 Anasazi food production and gender relations, in: Kemrer, M.F. (ed.) Celebrating Jane Holden Kelley and Her Work, New Mexico Archaeological Council Special Publication No. 5, Albuquerque, pp. 137-156.
2004 Cannibal Feasts: Anthropophagy in a cultural and archaeological context. Paper for the Society of American Archaeology, Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec.
(In Press) Rawlings, T. and J. Driver
Faunal Remains. The Shields Pueblo Research Project. Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado.
Dr. Esara Carroll presents her research on refugee resettlement at the Society
for Applied Anthropology, March 2015.
Dr. Esara Carroll talks about International Women's Day on WXXI's Morning
Edition radio program, March 2015.
Dr. Ramsay publishes an article in Mediterranean Archaeology, September 2014.
Marjorie Helen Steward Speaker Series presents:
Prof. Anne Buddenhagen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Hofstra University, Monday, April 20, 6:30–7:45 pm, speaking on "Special Problems and Solutions to Domestic Violence: the Navajo Example."
Liberal Arts Building, Room 104A/B Auditorium
Mediterranean Passages Symposium: Friday, April 24, 8:45 am – 7 pm, in the Eagle's Lookout at the SERC. Dr. Ramsay will give a talk at 2 pm!