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Major collection moves to Laboratory of Archeology

Posted 10 months 1 week ago
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St. Catherines Island, located along the Georgia coast, is a culturally and ecologically unique barrier island that contains diverse evidence of human occupation that spans more than 4,000 years. It is home to the most completely excavated Spanish mission in the Southeast; archaeological work on the island has been taking place for more than 42 years. The extensive archaeological collection that includes artifacts and other paleoenvironmental materials recovered by the American Museum of Natural History during a decade of excavation has now been moved to UGA:

The St. Catherines...

Hunter-Holmes Lecture: Keith Parker

Posted 1 year 2 weeks ago
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UGA and the Franklin College welcome Keith Parker, general manager and CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, to deliver the 2017 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Thursday Feb. 2  at 2 p.m. in the Chapel:

Parker was recognized as the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager by the American Public Transportation Association in 2015 and was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council in 2016.

The Holmes-Hunter Lecture honors Charlayne Hunter-Gault and the late Hamilton Holmes, who in 1961 became the first African-American...

TrowelBlazers - Raising Horizons

Posted 1 year 2 weeks ago
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An international collaboration dedicated to outreach activities aimed at encouraging participation of women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science, Trowelblazers has convened and participated in panels discussing women in science at the Royal Society and the London Feminist Conference, and a wide variety of events and activities including the Cambridge Science Festival, Skeptics in the Pub 15th Anniversary Show, a Jump! magazine feature, Wikipedia Edit-a-thons on two continents, Ada Lovelace Day events. They have been invited to the...

Noted and Quoted, October 2016

Posted 1 year 3 months ago
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New research, stormy weather and narcissism were some of the headlines featuring Franklin faculty during October, among many others. A sampling of the many media stories:

Could You Spell that for Me, Please? Psychology professor W. Keith Campbell quoted in a San Diego State University News story on unique American bay names

Can familiarity build trust? A white cop moves into black Atlanta neighborhood. Geography professor Steven Holloway quoted in the Christian Science Monitor

UGA debate guru: Donald Trump faltered, Hillary Clinton didn't –  Communications Studies...

Bioarchaeologist links medieval diet, childhood survival

Posted 1 year 5 months ago
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Laurie Reitsema, assistant professor of anthropology, studies how early childhood living conditions in medieval Italy affected individuals' health outcomes as adults:

"The medieval period was a really interesting time for people's diets because society was so stratified," said Reitsema, who directs the Bioarchaeology and Biochemistry Laboratory at UGA. "When it came to a person's nutrition, there were really sharp divisions in class; there were sharp divisions between the sexes."

A previous study Reitsema conducted in Trino Vercellese, a small town in Italy's piedmont region...

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