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Contributed by Brooke Hansen on 05/01/2014
Faculty and students presented both collaborative and individual work at the national archaeology and biological anthropology conferences and the northeast regional anthropology conference. (right: Teresa Macagnone and Luke St. Clair discussing their posters with conference attendees)
Northeastern Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Potsdam, NY, April 12 & 13
Luke St. Clair (’14) “Paranormal Investigation as an Expression of Western Culture”
Teresa Macagnone (’14) “Paranormal Subcultures in Upstate New York: Student Perspectives”
Kayla Sewell (’14) “Engaging Communities through an Archaeological Exhibit at a Small Rural Museum”
Sarah Ward (’14) “An Analysis of Hoe Blades in Cayuga Archaeological Sites: The Role of Women and Children in Community Gardening”
Gabe Lefferts (’15) “Depths of Compassion in Vajrayana Buddhism: Ethnographic and Self-Reflexive Insights”
Matthew Q. Brooks (’15) “Ticked Off: An Analysis of Lyme Disease in Tompkins County”
Brooke Hansen “Silent Suffering: Medical Anthropology’s Role in Giving Voice to Chronic Lyme”
Jack Rossen, “War or Peace in Cayuga Archaeology”
American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Canada, April 9-12
Marcy Weber (’14) “Simulating the Social Network and Population Demography of an Endemic Sri Lankan Macaque.” Co-authored with Computer Science major, Adeesha Ekanayake.
Megan Strouse (’14) and Zoe Vock (‘14) presented their documentary "A Forgotten People," highlighting the bioarchaeological investigations of the Erie County Poorhouse. The film was part of a larger symposium on the archaeological, historical, and skeletal analysis on the Erie County Poorhouse and Hospital Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. The session was co-chaired by Jennifer Muller, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology.
Jennifer Muller “Born into Poverty: the short lives of the destitute, diseased, and starving infants of the Erie County Poorhouse.” In the symposium: The Embodied Politics of Pain and Suffering: Case Studies from Bioarchaeology
Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas, April 23-27
Jack Rossen “Revisiting Myers Farm: The 2013 Excavations at a 15th Century Cayuga Farmstead, Central New York”
Michael Malpass "Sonay: A reassessment of its age and implications for coastal Wari sites" in the session South America: From the Formative to the Late Intermediate Period.
Jennifer Muller “Born into Poverty: The Short Lives of the Destitute, Diseased, and Starving Infants of the Erie County Poorhouse”
Canadian Anthropology Society (CAS), York University, Toronto, Ontario, April 30-May4
Denise Nuttall "Embodying Cultural Performance: Making Connections Between the Anthropology of Music and the Anthropology of Performance" in a roundtable panel "What Ever Happened to the Anthropology of Performance?"