Audrey Smedley was a brilliant social anthropologist. Her book on North American racism is used by the department every year. She passed October 14, 2020.
The Department of Anthropology honors the passing of Mary Beaudry '73.
Every October, Virginia celebrates archaeology at libraries, museums, historical societies, clubs, and at active archaeological sites.
From professional football to board game design, William & Mary faculty partake in a wide array of pastimes to get away from the daily grind.
Associate Professor Jennifer Kahn was awarded the Robert & Sara Boyd Associate Professorship Term award for 2020-2023.
On September second Dr. Blakey Michael Blakey will be a panelist for "Reclaiming the Ancestors: Indigenous and Black Perspectives on Repatriation, Human Rights, and Justice," sponsored by the the Society of Black Archaeologists, in partnership with the Indigenous Archaeology Collective and the Peabody Museum.
The Board of Visitors heard updates on the opening of the fall 2020 academic year and approved measures to help W&M weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
The site of one of America’s oldest churches founded entirely by free and enslaved Black people may soon be unearthed. A community-supported excavation aims to find the church’s first permanent structure.
This year's Sutlive Book Prize winner is Alireza Doostdar for his book The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny
Congratulations to our graduate student Bob Chartrand who is the 2020 recipient of the Alice Massey Nesbitt Fellowship award from the Jamestowne Society.
Congratulations to our graduate student Caroline Watson, who recently co-authored an article in American Antiquity on socio-economic interactions of Piedmont Village Tradition communities in Southeastern North America.
Technological advances are allowing archaeologists to take a wider, yet closer, look at ancient sites, opening up long-hidden evidence about the societies of the people who lived there.
Audrey Horning has been recognized as an exemplary mentor to A&S graduate students.
Highland appeared in the French newspaper Le Monde on March 27 and 28, 2020. This coverage features recent conversations with the descendants of men and women enslaved at Highland.
Michelle Lelièvre, associate professor of anthropology and American studies at William & Mary, was recently named a Frederick Burkhardt Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies.
Jeremy Pope, associate professor of history and faculty affiliate in classical studies, has created a unique opportunity for students to learn the Egyptian language at William & Mary.
William & Mary’s move to modified academic operations is prompting departments to look into alternative ways of conducting dissertation defenses of Ph.D. candidates.
Dr. Kahn was named a 2020 Reves Faculty Fellowship for her work on Polynesian Chiefdoms.
Dr. Horning received a Draper's Faculty Fellowship through the Reves Center for her work on the archaeology of the Draper's Company Plantation Village of Moneymore, Ireland.
On Tuesday, February 27 Department of Anthropology M.A./Ph.D. graduate student Taylor Triplett received the S. Laurie Sanderson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences.
At the 53rd Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Boston from January 8-11, Dr. Ashley Atkins received the Kathleen Kirk Gilmore Dissertation Award.
It’s a region that has a reputation of being the Wild West of Hawaii and it offers lessons for future generations about how to subsist in a changing climate.
Madeline Gunter Bassett will use funding from a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to spend three months surveying and mapping archaeological sites in southeastern Djibouti.
Large-scale environmental change began when our ancestors started agriculture, according to a recent paper in the journal "Science."
Sophomore Kat Baganski wins student paper contest at the 2019 Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference with her paper “Bayesian Modelling of Meadowcroft Rockshelter’s Radiocarbon Sequence."
This fall, Dr. Mark Kostro will be joining the Longwood University faculty as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology
This year's Sutlive Book Prize winner is Naor Ben-Yehoyada for his book The Mediterranean Incarnate.
The Department of Anthropology extends its congratulations to five new PhDs.
Phebe Meyers has won the Peter Wallenstein Undergraduate Student Paper Award
U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced on Jan. 29 that President Donald Trump has signed into law H.R. 984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017.
Jonathan Glasser, associate professor of anthropology at William & Mary, will be awarded the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award at Charter Day on Feb. 9.
Professor Jenny Kahn recently spoke to students and faculty in the Asian-Pacific Islander American Studies program
Faculty authors in William & Mary’s Department of Anthropology have notched a number of recent honors.
PhD student Lauren Bridges gives a shout out to W&M on local TV
Barbara J. King is the author of "Personalities on the Plate: The Lives & Minds of Animals We Eat," a sampling of the characteristics of the animals eaten by humans and an exploration of some of the reasons why vegans, vegetarians and reducetarians resist the temptations of eating flesh.
Colleen Truskey '17 has been selected as the student speaker for Commencement on May 13, in Kaplan Arena.
Awards and prizes earned by Anthropology grad students have been adding up!
Nine students from Prof. S. Balasundaram's Cultural Anthropology class submitted winning essays in a national competition.
A new minor in native studies officially began with the opening of the spring semester.