The program offers course work and experience in archaeological, biological, socio-cultural, linguistic and applied anthropology for undergraduate and graduate (MA) students. Great Plains archaeology field and research opportunities; archaeological residue analysis; training in GIS and ArcGIS; general field technique. Forensic anthropology and human identification, taphonomy, burn investigation, human osteology and morphology research, recording protocols, research and field (Skeleton Acres Research Facility (SARF)), mortuary anthropology, historical demography, quantitative and qualitative analysis. North American ethnograhy, psychological, political, economic anthropology. Anthropological method & theory, history of anthropology.
Undergraduate Students: 7 Scholarships, Work Study and Assistantships Graduate Students: 3 Department GTA’s, 1 Urban Archaeologist, 1 Student Museum Registrar, 2 Graduate Fellowships, Various Graduate Research Support, 9 Graduate Research Assistantships, 1 SARF Field Station Assistantship, and Work Study.
Active Archaeology labs with major research collections from the Plains and Southwest U.S.; Ceramics Lab; CRM and Zoo-Archaeology Lab; GPS/GIS Lab, Field Equipment, and ARCGIS Software; Biological Anthropology Lab (WSU-BAL) including Human and Non-Human Osteology Collections, fossil cast collection, radiograph collection, measuring equipment, digitizer, electronic data Bases; Skeleton Acres Research Facility, Forensic Research and Training Facility; Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology; Ethnographic Collections; Asmat Wood Carvings; Southwest Pottery; “Virtual” On-Line Museum Exhibits; Visual Anthropology Lab
Student Publications: Lambda Alpha Journal and Anthropology Department Newsletter
ANTH 102 (Cultural Anthropology), ANTH 103 (Intro to Archaeology), ANTH 327 (Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion), ANTH 397AC (Indiana Jones Redux), ANTH 397AF (Anthropology of Aging)