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Palsson Receives Prize
Sutlive Prize and Lecture

The first annual Sutlive Book Prize in Historical Anthropology was awarded on April 10th.

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Prof. Kahn Addresses Inequality

Professor Jenny Kahn recently spoke to students and faculty in the Asian-Pacific Islander American Studies program

Artisanal pigs and the artisans that produce them

Did you know there are heirloom pigs, just like heirloom tomatoes? Once you’ve bitten into a pork chop from a “Real Pig,” like an Ossabaw Island Hog, you’ll know why.

The fabric of a forgotten Hawaiian community

Ph.D. student Summer Moore will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium on March 19 for her work studying European cloth fragments recovered from Hawaii.

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King expands our knowledge of animal emotions

Chancellor Professor of Anthropology Barbara J. King captivates an overflow audience in delivering the recent Tack Faculty Lecture on “Wild Grief/Untamed Love."

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Lecture Honors Vinson Sutlive

Lecture honors Dr. Sutlive at the same time as serving as a model for one way of approaching COLL 300.

King speaks on the Hill on behalf of baby monkeys

Barbara J. King spoke at a recent Capitol Hill briefing, part of a panel seeking an ethics-based review of ongoing psychological research at a National Institutes of Health laboratory that uses monkeys in experiments.

Marley Brown Honored at SHA Symposium

Marley Brown of the Anthropology Department was recently feted at a symposium held in his honor at the annual Society for Historical Archaeology Conference in Seattle.

A thousand years of environmental change in Polynesia

A William & Mary archaeologist has been studying 1,000 years of the islanders’ methods of coping with life amid some rapidly changing ecosystems atop geologically unstable islands.

Altshuler Awards 2014
Altshuler Awards 2014

This year's Altshuler Awards for summer research will help send two Anthropology students to Asia.

Meagan Victor Wins Strikwerda Prize

Meagan Victor and fourteen other Anthropology graduate students present at the 2014 Graduate Student Research Symposium

Reves Center announces 2014 Faculty Fellows

The Reves Center for International Studies has announced its 2014 faculty fellows: Paul Bhasin, Jennifer Kahn, Scott McCoy and Jeremy Stoddard.

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W&M students uncover clues to Barbadian history

Students in the 2013 William & Mary summer study abroad program in Barbados uncovered artifacts and architectural evidence at the St. Nicholas Abbey sugar plantation.

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Beben Named Mellon Fellow

Zohra Beben, previously a visiting Asst. Professor in the Anthropology Dept, has been named Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program here at the College.

Werowocomoco ceremony: America didn’t begin in 1607

One point was made over and over again at the June 21 ceremonial signing of a conservation easement to protect Werowocomoco: American history did not begin with the 1607 landing of the Jamestown settlers.

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Open Access

The 'Open Access' movement seeks to change the relationship between researchers, publishers and readers.

W&M Primatology Network

Former W&M undergrads report from around the world on their continuing primate research.

Faces from the Past

Two long ago Americans bring us face to face with the past.

Evan Rutherford '13 uncovers new passion at field school

“It’s not every day you get to dig up an Indian school from the 1800s,” says Evan Rutherford '13. That’s one reason he jumped at the opportunity to join the College’s Archaeological Field School this summer—a decision that’s changed his future academic plans.

Uncovering the many levels of field school

“Nothing we do out here is routine,” says Ph.D. Anthropology student Mark Kostro. “Archeology can open your eyes to experience a way of knowing things that you didn’t know before.”

Professor Voigt to Retire in 2011

Chancellor Professor Mary Voigt will retire at the end of the 2010-11 academic year, completing a distinguished tenure at the Department of Anthropology.

Summer of Chimpanzees

Anthropology student Brittany Fallon spends a summer observing chimpanzees in Tanzania -- and meets Jane Goodall!

By Bicycle to Kathmandu

New Anthropology faculty member Goetz Hoeppe's journey brings him to us via complex paths.


Anthropology faculty member Dr. Neil Norman is part of a team studying the African connections of one of Mobile's cemeteries.

‘Genius Award'

Shannon Lee Dawdy is among 2010 class of MacArthur Fellows

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Safeguarding Our Threatened Linguistic Heritage

Anthropology PhD candidate Stephanie Hasselbacher has won a grant enabling her to participate in a project to document and help protect an endangered American Indian language.

Gift to W&M honors renowned Jamestown archaeologist

A $250,000 gift from Williamsburg residents Margaret Nelson Fowler and Roy Hock will endow a new graduate fellowship honoring renowned Jamestown archaeologist William Kelso.

King: 'Being with Animals'

Barbara King's new book examines the complex relationship that humans have formed with our fellow creatures.

Darwin Across the Disciplines on Channel 48

If you missed the William & Mary faculty's observance of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, you can view Darwin Across the Disciplines on Channel 48. The symposium explores Darwin's influence across the spectrum of intellectual life.

African Burial Ground in NYC is Now a National Monument

Professor Michael Blakey's work as lead scientist at the New York African Burial Ground led to the designation of the site as a national monument. A memorial at the site was dedicated Oct. 5.

Eloquent Gestures: When Apes Communicate, Barbara King Watches

Once every month or two Barbara J. King boards a train to see a Washington, D.C., family she has been visiting for years. Mandara, Kuja and their offspring greet her with gestures and grunts each time she enters their house.

A Tale of Two Cities

It was the best of times. Wahunsenacawh, also known as Chief Powhatan, had settled into a new capital town on a bay off what is now the York River.