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Tag: Anthropology

Jan 18, 2019

Study Abroad Spotlight: Madeline Merz

Anthropology major Madeline Merz spent a semester studying abroad in Viña Del Mar, Chile. Learn more about her experience. 

Colin Gravelle stands in front of a case of Maori artifacts.

Aug 14, 2018

Anthropology Major Spends Summer at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History

Working as a summer anthropology intern at the American Museum of Natural History, NC State anthropology major Colin Gravelle has researched and written about some unique objects. 

Jun 26, 2018

Global Education in Guatemala

Anthropologist Tim Wallace recently left for his seventeenth summer conducting NC State's Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala, his last in an NC State career that began in 1974. 

2018 Mathews Medalists

May 11, 2018

Outstanding Seniors Awarded NC State’s Highest Non-Academic Distinction

Three NC State graduating seniors received the 2018 Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students. Two are students in Humanities and Social Sciences. The award, administered by the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program, recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to the university and created a lasting legacy. 

Feb 21, 2018

Seaflower Biosphere Reserve Project Seeks Sustainable Solutions in Colombia

Headed by NC State applied anthropologist Tim Wallace, the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve Project seeks sustainable solutions to ecological change from tourism in Colombia. 

May 19, 2016

Study: Eye-Socket Condition Thought Extinct is Actually Widespread

Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia (CO) was a thing of the past. However, new research from NC State and the University of the Witwatersrand finds that it not only still exists, but is fairly common in both North America and South Africa. 

Apr 21, 2016

Study Highlights Local Voices on Tourism Development in Guatemala

Some cities surrounding Guatemala's Lake Atitlán have greatly benefitted from tourism. Other towns haven’t seen the same rate of development. NC State graduate student Adriana Szabo spent eight weeks studying the uneven trend in San Pedro La Laguna, a town on the shore of Lake Atitlán. Her research, rooted in an analysis of ethnographic research she collected during her trip, raises up the voices of locals who want to change the tourism development model. 

Mar 24, 2016

Forensic Researchers Set Standards for X-Ray Identification of Bodies

For the first time, forensic researchers have established science-based standards for identifying human remains based on X-rays of a person's spine, upper leg or side of the skull. 

Feb 16, 2016

An Internship That’s All Business

Kelsey Schmitz, a junior majoring in anthropology and history, has interned for two years at Quintiles, an international clinical research company. Learn how her internship has helped her build her skills and her confidence. 

Daniel Dayton

Jan 6, 2016

Startup Connects Microentrepreneurs With Tourists

Researchers at NC State University say they’ve created a way for the public to easily find and connect with tourism microentrepreneurs, the smallest of small business owners who often not only serve as experts at their crafts but are top-notch tour guides in their community.