Fall 2013 Class Schedule:
Ant 101 - The Human Condition & R - 8 - 9:15 am
Ant 256 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology - M, W & F - 11:15 am -12:05 pm
Ant 385 - Biological Anthropology Methods - T & R - 3:30-5:30 pm
Ant 452/552 - Ancient Disease - M, W & F - 12:20 pm -1:10 pm
|Office:||Cooper Hall, Rm. B-4a|
|Office Phone:||(585) 395-5345|
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. Keating publishes an article in the Dec. 2013 issue of Asia Pacific Viewpoint, an international journal.
Dr. Ramsay publishes an article in the Dec. 2013 issue of Journal of Arid Environments, an international journal.
Dr. Keating presents a paper at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 21.
Dr. Ramsay presents with former student, Amanda Foley (graduate student at Ohio State) at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Balitmore, MD. on Nov 21.
Dr. Keating was recently interviewed by the Democrat and Chronicle about the art exhibit opening Oct. 24 that he is curating. The show is titled, "“Mush Hole Remembered: R.G. Miller”.
Check out a new art opening at the Tower Fine Arts Gallery curated by Dr. Keating - Serving Time at The Mush Hole: Visual Testimony of R. G. Miller-Lahiaaks (Mohawk, Six Nations) Oct. 24 – Dec. 9, 2013.
Join the Anthropology Club! If you want to get involved meeting are ever other Monday night at 7 pm in Cooper Hall C-1 (Anth. lab). Lots of exciting activities planned for the club this year!