Anthropology News

News
Anthropology
When anthropology graduate student Alexandra Wolberg needed to analyze an unusual Indigenous pouch without damaging it, the College of Veterinary Medicine had a unique opportunity to support one of Utah State University’s anthropologists.
USU Anthropology Student, Vet Med Faculty Identify Object in Centuries-Old Indigenous Pouch

USU Anthropology Student, Vet Med Faculty Identify Object in Centuries-Old Indigenous Pouch

When anthropology graduate student Alexandra Wolberg needed to analyze an unusual Indigenous pouch without damaging it, the College of Veterinary Medicine had a unique opportunity to support one of Utah State University’s anthropologists.

News
faculty research
Liberalis
Anthropology
Research
Project Spotlight
Rails East to Ogden: Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad Story,” a publication in the Bureau of Land Management’s cultural resources series, has been recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Award winning railroad research

Award winning railroad research

Rails East to Ogden: Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad Story,” a publication in the Bureau of Land Management’s cultural resources series, has been recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

USU Eastern
News
Anthropology
Liberalis
In honor of Top of Utah Museum Week, which will take place Sept. 13-18, all USU main campus and USU Eastern museums, as well as the Cache Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum, will offer free admission and special programming to patrons.
Museum Week at Logan Campus

Museum Week at Logan Campus

In honor of Top of Utah Museum Week, which will take place Sept. 13-18, all USU main campus and USU Eastern museums, as well as the Cache Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum, will offer free admission and special programming to patrons.

History Track
Molly Boeka Cannon
Liberalis
Susan Grayzel
News
Anthropology
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded two Utah State University CHaSS faculty members $99,891 for a two-year, community-facing project.
"Bringing War Home"

"Bringing War Home"

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded two Utah State University CHaSS faculty members $99,891 for a two-year, community-facing project.

Susan R. Grayzel
News
article
Molly Boeka Cannon
Anthropology
History professor Dr. Susan R. Grayzel and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Molly Boeka Cannon will lead the project.
Press Release: Bringing War Home

Press Release: Bringing War Home

History professor Dr. Susan R. Grayzel and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Molly Boeka Cannon will lead the project.

Anthropology
News
Francois Dengah
SSWA
article
USU Anthropology and SSWA for happy to announce a new book published by one of our very own anthropology faculty members, François Dengah, titled "Systematic Methods for Analyzing Culture: A Practical Guide."
Systematic Methods for Analyzing Culture: A Practical Guide – New Book by François Dengah

Systematic Methods for Analyzing Culture: A Practical Guide – New Book by François Dengah

USU Anthropology and SSWA for happy to announce a new book published by one of our very own anthropology faculty members, François Dengah, titled "Systematic Methods for Analyzing Culture: A Practical Guide."

covid-19
News
article
Anthropology
Under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin, USU Interfaith Fellows share how their religious orientation helps them find hope in times of severe uncertainty.
USU Interfaith Fellows share inspirational messages in a time of COVID-19 anxieties

USU Interfaith Fellows share inspirational messages in a time of COVID-19 anxieties

Under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin, USU Interfaith Fellows share how their religious orientation helps them find hope in times of severe uncertainty.

Liberalis
News
Anthropology
An open house will bring the public into a week long conference of archaeologists worldwide discussing climate sustainable food systems at USU Uintah Basin in Vernal.
Vernal open house/exhibit to conclude global conference of archaeologists

Vernal open house/exhibit to conclude global conference of archaeologists

An open house will bring the public into a week long conference of archaeologists worldwide discussing climate sustainable food systems at USU Uintah Basin in Vernal.

Interfaith Initiative
Liberalis
Anthropology
News
Religious Studies
Bonnie Glass-Coffin
Anthropology Professor Bonnie Glass-Coffin says the Interfaith Initiative has launched a new support group on campus to help students improve their mental health by discussing their religious identities.
Anthro professor creates support group as safe space for religious discussion

Anthro professor creates support group as safe space for religious discussion

Anthropology Professor Bonnie Glass-Coffin says the Interfaith Initiative has launched a new support group on campus to help students improve their mental health by discussing their religious identities.

News
Anthropology
Liberalis
Anthropology Museum
My Antonia
Dr. Steve Shively to lead discussion of important Willa Cather novel during exhibit.
Book talk, exhibit brings world of 100-year-old novel ‘My Antonia’ to life

Book talk, exhibit brings world of 100-year-old novel ‘My Antonia’ to life

Dr. Steve Shively to lead discussion of important Willa Cather novel during exhibit.

News
Anthropology
article
Richard Olsen
Richard Olsen leads two assistants and eight students on an archaeological field school to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
Anthropology Students Find Significant Artifacts

Anthropology Students Find Significant Artifacts

Richard Olsen leads two assistants and eight students on an archaeological field school to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

News
Anthropology
inquiring minds
Liberalis
When you come across artifacts on the trail, leave it in place. And, oh, that old sliver of purple glass? It’s an artifact, too.
Found an artifact on your hiking trail? Love it, and leave it

Found an artifact on your hiking trail? Love it, and leave it

When you come across artifacts on the trail, leave it in place. And, oh, that old sliver of purple glass? It’s an artifact, too.

Anthropology
MLK
News
civil rights
Jason Gilmore
Martin Luther King Jr.
Francois Dengah
article
A group of USU students, led by Dr. Jason Gilmore and anthropology's Dr. Francois Dengah, are in the Deep South on a civil rights pilgrimage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination.
USU in Deep South for MLK 50th

USU in Deep South for MLK 50th

A group of USU students, led by Dr. Jason Gilmore and anthropology's Dr. Francois Dengah, are in the Deep South on a civil rights pilgrimage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination.

article
Anthropology
Patricia Lambert
News
Dr. Patricia Lambert, professor of anthropology, was granted the honorary title of Distinguished Professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) for 2017.
Dr. Patricia Lambert: CHaSS Distinguished Professor 2017

Dr. Patricia Lambert: CHaSS Distinguished Professor 2017

Dr. Patricia Lambert, professor of anthropology, was granted the honorary title of Distinguished Professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) for 2017.

Anthropology
sociology
Liberalis
News
In the social sciences, we research people. It rests right in the name of our college: Humanities and Social Sciences.
Science of humans

Science of humans

In the social sciences, we research people. It rests right in the name of our college: Humanities and Social Sciences.

Morocco
Study Abroad
Anthropology
peru
News
Liberalis
Read several stories highlighting different research abroad programs at CHaSS.
Research Abroad

Research Abroad

Read several stories highlighting different research abroad programs at CHaSS.

Museum of Anthropology
Anthropology
News
article
Anthropology Museum
Peruvian Anthropologist, LIC Rafael Vasquez Guerrero, came to USU to give a guest presentation at the Museum of Anthropology. Learn more about his visit.
A Week with Guest Anthropologist LIC Rafael Vasquez Guerrero

A Week with Guest Anthropologist LIC Rafael Vasquez Guerrero

Peruvian Anthropologist, LIC Rafael Vasquez Guerrero, came to USU to give a guest presentation at the Museum of Anthropology. Learn more about his visit.

USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage
News
Anthropology
Martin Luther King Jr.
civil rights
article
An opportunity for four USU undergraduate students to travel with USU professors Jason Gilmore and Francois Dengah on a seven-day trip through the American South.
"King's Road:" 2018 USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage

"King's Road:" 2018 USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage

An opportunity for four USU undergraduate students to travel with USU professors Jason Gilmore and Francois Dengah on a seven-day trip through the American South.

peru
Anthropology
News
article
The Anthropology Program at USU is currently involved at a field school in Huanchaco, Peru. The work of the field school centers around helping a community affected by the recent flooding and a study of Medicinal Herbs.
Ethnographic Field School Blog

Ethnographic Field School Blog

The Anthropology Program at USU is currently involved at a field school in Huanchaco, Peru. The work of the field school centers around helping a community affected by the recent flooding and a study of Medicinal Herbs.

Scholarship
Anthropology
Liberalis
Social Work
News
sociology
Utah State University’s Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology has created a scholarship program for students who want to become “ambassadors for social justice.”
New SSWA social justice scholarship

New SSWA social justice scholarship

Utah State University’s Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology has created a scholarship program for students who want to become “ambassadors for social justice.”

News
article
Anthropology
View a list of the upcoming events for the Museum of Anthropology at Utah State University Logan campus. Be sure to check back on this page frequently as the calendar of events is ever changing.
Exciting Events at the Museum of Anthropology

Exciting Events at the Museum of Anthropology

View a list of the upcoming events for the Museum of Anthropology at Utah State University Logan campus. Be sure to check back on this page frequently as the calendar of events is ever changing.

News
article
Bethany Wurster
Great Basin Anthropological Conference
Anthropology
This poster was one of three winners in the student poster competition at the 35th Great Basin Anthropological Conference held in Reno, NV on October 5-8th.
Student Poster Wins Award at Great Basin Conference

Student Poster Wins Award at Great Basin Conference

This poster was one of three winners in the student poster competition at the 35th Great Basin Anthropological Conference held in Reno, NV on October 5-8th.

article
Huffington Post
Anthropology
Bonnie Glass-Coffin
News
As an anthropology and religious studies professor who has spent my entire life championing diversity, I was shocked and stunned by this election.
Anthropology Faculty, Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin, featured in the Huffington Post

Anthropology Faculty, Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin, featured in the Huffington Post

As an anthropology and religious studies professor who has spent my entire life championing diversity, I was shocked and stunned by this election.

News
Anthropology
article
Michelle Grocke
While at first she had to beg her host family to help, after a few days, every family in the village wanted her assistance as they quickly realized she was actually quite helpful!
Fulbright Student Research Grants, a Great Learning Opportunity with Dr. Grocke

Fulbright Student Research Grants, a Great Learning Opportunity with Dr. Grocke

While at first she had to beg her host family to help, after a few days, every family in the village wanted her assistance as they quickly realized she was actually quite helpful!

News
article
Anthropology
Standing Rock
Please attend this prayer meeting held September 6-9 every evening at 6 PM on Old Main Hill. See flyer.
Water is Life

Water is Life

Please attend this prayer meeting held September 6-9 every evening at 6 PM on Old Main Hill. See flyer.

Mammoth
News
archaeology
Anthropology
article
The fossilized tusk of a Columbian mammoth was unearthed in a private gravel pit in the Cub River area on Tuesday, July 19.
Rare Mammoth Tusk Unearthed in Cub River Area

Rare Mammoth Tusk Unearthed in Cub River Area

The fossilized tusk of a Columbian mammoth was unearthed in a private gravel pit in the Cub River area on Tuesday, July 19.