Anthropology department members have been very busy on the research front. In addition to journal articles, book chapters and other shorter works, over half the faculty have published one or more books during the last four years.
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Hearty congratulations to Western PhD candidate Jordan Levy. At the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association held in Chicago last weekend (November 20-24th) it was officially announced that Jordan had been awarded the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology's 2013 Whiteford Graduate Student Award in Applied and Engaged Anthropology, for his paper entitled "Schoolteachers and National ‘Public’ Education in Honduras:Navigating the Reforms and Re-Founding the State."
Our sincerest congratulations to John Dunlop, a Western MA candidate in the Applied Archaeology stream, who was a presented with the award for best student paper given this past weekend at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Ontario Archaeological Society in Niagara Falls. John’s paper was entitled: "Geophysical Survey Applications to Southern Ontario Archaeology: An Examination of Recent Trends and Future Applications."
Congratulations to one of our Phd candidates, Mathew Teeter, for winning the CAPA student paper prizes awarded at the 2013 Annual Meeting at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) for his poster paper entitled, “Bone health in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt (150-450AD): confirming the diagnosis of osteoporosis in 4 females using density estimations derived from metric analysis of the first metatarsal”
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Article by Mike Spence:
"So here we go…" writes Mike Spence, Professor Emeritus at Western. Mike was recently invited to contribute an autobiographical article to Ancient Mesoamerica looking back over his career as one of North America's most distinguished Mesoamerican archaeologists. The article, “Finding a Balance,” is available in Ancient Mesoamerica (2012), Vol. 23, pp. 1-7. You can read Mike's article by clicking HERE.