Doctoral Student Endures and Strengthens

Posted 1 week 5 days ago
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Ph.D. student Isabelle Holland Lulewicz, an archaeologist studying climate change and an endurance horseback rider, is featured in the most recent issue of the Graduate School magazine:

She is also a scientist and anthropologist keeping to a much longer course: to earn her third UGA degree in the fall of 2019. She completed undergraduate degrees in anthropology and geology in 2015 and entered graduate studies.

Lulewicz draws parallels between endurance riding and academia. “Like my dissertation, to finish is to win!” she declares during spring break when she can find what has...

The American South, Fibonacci and the origins of money

Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago
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A title that would make an extraordinary single article [or film], but this triumvirate of stories in the media over the weekend featuring Franklin College faculty provides a handy illustration of the breadth of arts and science scholarship.

Professor emeritus of history James Cobb in TIME magazine:

During the 1950s and ‘60s, New York-based publications like TIME, Newsweekor Harper’s regularly devoted special issues or special sections of regular issues to the South. All of them focused in one way or another on assessing the region’s progress in surmounting the barriers of...

Theologically-engaged anthropology aims to answer big questions

Posted 1 month 3 days ago
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How does theology influence humans to make rapid religious cultural changes? That’s the big question for J. Derrick Lemons, a UGA assistant professor of religion and director of the Center for Theologically Engaged Anthropology. A recent grant award from the John Templeton Foundation will engage researchers from around the world in finding answers. As a recent article from the Foundation explains:

Beginning in the late 1970s, the Urapmin people, a traditional hunter-gatherer society who live in an...

Suzanne Pilaar Birch: TrowelBlazer

Posted 3 months 1 week ago

The new issue of Research Magazine, full of great stories about Franklin College faculty, features a refreshed story we have highlighted in the past: archeologist Suzanne Pilaar Birch on the intersection of pregancy and fieldwork

In March 2017, Suzanne Pilaar Birch turned to Twitter for help. The archaeologist and UGA assistant professor was considering an invitation to go on a dig in Cyprus, an offer that seemed irresistible—except that she would be six months pregnant. She wanted some reassurance that she wasn’t crazy, so she tweeted: “Anyone else #pregnantinthefield? How far...

Archeologists use remote sensing to map the history of Parris Island

Posted 5 months 1 week ago

After discovering the location of an elusive Spanish fort on present-day Parris Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina, archaeologists are working to map the surrounding area to paint a picture of what life was like during various occupations of Santa Elena, the once capital of Spanish La Florida.

In 2016, University of South Carolina archaeologist Chester DePratter and Victor Thompson, an archaeologist from the University of Georgia, pinpointed fort San Marcos at Santa Elena, founded in 1577 by Pedro Menendez Marquez, the governor of Spanish La Florida.