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Bones show early colonists resorted to cannibalism

By Amanda Hutchinson, Contributing Writer May 2, 2013
For the most part, our pre-college education of colonists was all about the light-hearted, if not fluffy, side of history. We learned about the first Thanksgiving with everyone sitting around the table all happy with their mashed potatoes and turkey. We learned about how the Native Americans taught the settlers how to plant the Three…

Archaeologists make great finds in Great Britain and Mexico

By Amanda Hutchinson, Contributing Writer April 27, 2013
When people hear the world “archaeologist,” the image of a pith-helmeted historian tiring under the desert sun with a brush to uncover a perfect and complete T. rex skeleton. While full skeletons are a rarity, these scientists have found some neat collections, including the grave of what might have been an ancient queen, and they’ve…

Professor discusses importance of botany

By Lauren Mazzo, Staff Writer October 1, 2012
Jack Rossen, associate professor and Native American Studies coordinator for the department of anthropology, traveled to Chile to speak at a conference and Easter Island to study archeaobotany in August.
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