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Update! UWF will be eliminating the $55 with CEU option and the $25 CEU only option. The cost of this course is just $35 for all enrollees and everyone will receive CEUs on their completion certificates!
There are still three tuition-free spots for graduate students available.
Submerged Paleolandscapes | University of West Florida
The University of West Florida Department of Anthropology is hosting an opportunity for Continuing Education through a course in submerged paleolandscapes in August 2022. Those who do not need CE can also take the class. Registration and pricing details are to be found in the link.
NOTE: Four slots have been paid for and held in reserve specifically for graduate students. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the student. Interested graduate students should send an email of interest (why would this class be useful to you?) to me at rgougeon at uwf.edu.
Submerged Paleolandscapes | University of West Florida This course will provide participants with an overview of the topic of submerged paleolandscapes, including the cultural historical contexts needed to understand them. Course participants will also gain hands-on experience in some of the emerging technologies used to discover and interpret submerged...
New and future professional women in archaeology and heritage studies should check out this panel discussion!
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Experience UWF: "Forensic Science Unearthed: Exploring Crime Scene and Laboratory Casework with a UWF Forensic Anthropologist". After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the...
The latest Downtown Lecture Series talk will feature our own Dr. Allysha Winburn! This Thursday (6-7pm), Dr. Winburn will present "Exploring Crime Scene and Laboratory Casework with a UWF Forensic Anthropologist."
Free to all but registration is required (link is below).
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Experience UWF: "Forensic Science Unearthed: Exploring Crime Scene and Laboratory Casework with a UWF Forensic Anthropologist". After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the... November 18, join the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities for this virtual installment of the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series with Dr. Allysha Winburn, UWF forensic anthropologist and professor of anthropology. When human remains are skeletonized, decomposed, burned, buried, o...
Laser scanning may be key to preserving threatened archaeological sites
WUWF's Sandra Averhart interviewed UWF Division of Anthropology and Archaeology graduate student Jeffery Robinson and FPAN's Nicole Grinnan and Mike Thomin. Robinson is conducting thesis research on site loss due to sea level rise, erosion, and other natural causes. Grinnan and Thomin are working under a State of Florida grant to monitor archaeological sites across the state.
Laser scanning may be key to preserving threatened archaeological sites The Florida Public Archaeology Network is using laser scanners as a way to triage endangered sites.
Archaeologists documenting endangered sites before it's too late
Shout out to our colleagues at the Florida Public Archaeology Network - Northwest Region for this radio piece on their Heritage Monitoring Scouts program!
Archaeologists documenting endangered sites before it's too late Sandra Averhart reports the Florida Public Archaeology Network is working to save sites threatened by sea level rise.
Two graduates of our Masters program in Historic Archaeology, William Wilson and Andrew Derlikowski, are featured in this video. They're discussing a project they're undertaking for the USACE in the Savannah River.
SEAC Student Membership Lottery Form
SEAC is holding a lottery for student memberships on December 1st! See details in the link. Membership in this professional society gives you access to the journal, certainly, but also opens a world of opportunities for collaboration, mentorship, professional development, and a lifetime of camaraderie. Just ask Dr. Gougeon, who hasn't missed a meeting since the first one he attended as an undergrad in 1994!
SEAC Student Membership Lottery Form Through the generosity of TVAR, Inc., Michael and Kelsey Fedoroff, and anonymous donors, SEAC is pleased to be able to offer: 10 Tribal memberships 10 Student memberships 10 HBCU student memberships Please fill out the form below to be considered by December 1, 2021. This membership will be for 2022...
Apply Now | University of West Florida
The University of West Florida Department of Anthropology wishes to announce the availability of a scholarship for their graduate programs in anthropology. A colleague has made a one-year assistantship (tuition waiver and stipend) available to one UWF Anthropology graduate student for the 2022-2023 academic year. The successful applicant will meet the requirements of the Department and the UWF Graduate School, and will commit to undertaking a Masters thesis project on some aspect of submerged terrestrial archaeology, broadly conceived. Questions about this scholarship should be directed to Dr. Ramie Gougeon (rgougeon at uwf.edu).
Apply Now | University of West Florida This is the application most students will complete. Select this application if you are seeking to earn a master's, specialist, or doctoral degree.
Forensic anthropologists can try to identify a person’s race from a skull. Should they?
Our own Dr. Allysha Winburn weighs in on an important debate in forensic anthropology!
Forensic anthropologists can try to identify a person’s race from a skull. Should they? Debate over “ancestry estimation” has exploded in forensic anthropology
Our faculty have won another grant from the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)! Congratulations to Drs. Miller-Wolf and Winburn!
The Register is delighted to present another recipient of our 2021 Equipment Grant, Drs. Allysha Winburn and Katherine Miller-Wolf! She will be working on the essential task of preparing human remains for repatriation. Repatriation is an act of respect and sensitivity for descendent cultures.
"Dr. Winburn (RPA#33855844) is a practicing forensic anthropologist with a background in bioarchaeology. An assistant professor at the University of West Florida, she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology whose research focuses on age-at-death estimation, cognitive bias, and the need to increase diversity within the field of forensic anthropology. She runs a Forensic Archaeology Field School each summer on the UWF campus."
"Dr. Miller Wolf (RPA# 47012451) is a bioarchaeologist. As an assistant professor at the University of West Florida and a current Fulbright Scholar to Honduras, her research focuses on kinship, migration, and social organization at various sites in ancient Mesoamerica and how inequality is embodied on the human skeleton in historical and contemporary contexts (https://www.katiemillerwolf.com/)."
Congratulations, Drs. Winburn and Miller-Wolf! We are proud and thankful for the opportunity to support your work.
Photo description: Dr. Miller-Wolf and Dr. Allysha Winburn in UWF's biological and cultural lab space.
Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series | University of West Florida
Our own Dr. Meredith Marten will be on a panel on Oct. 7th to discuss "How Does the Pandemic End (and What Have We Learned)?" Three experts will give their perspectives on COVID-19 and beyond from the vantage points of Public Health, Medical Anthropology and Health Communication. You can register for this UWF Downtown Lecture Series event in the link below!
Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series | University of West Florida The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.
UWF's President Emeritus Appointed to Florida Historical Commission - South Santa Rosa News
Congratulations to UWF President Emeritus (and UWF Division of Anthropology and Archaeology retired professor) Dr. Judy Bense on her appointment to the Florida Historical Commission!
UWF's President Emeritus Appointed to Florida Historical Commission - South Santa Rosa News Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Five to the Florida Historical Commission Florida Governor Ron DeSantis today announced the appointment of Rick Gonzalez, Michael Francis, Kathleen Kauffman, Judith Bense and Clifford Smith to the Florida Historical Commission. Bense, of Pensacola, is an archaeologist....
Forensic Anthropology Field School
In case you missed it - Dr. Winburn's forensic field school was a smashing success! Check out this video and sign up to take the forensic field school yourself next spring!
Forensic Anthropology Field School The University of West Florida is the only institution in the nation offering a five-week forensic anthropology field school. Led by Dr. Allysha Winburn, For...
DID YOU KNOW? The U.S. Dept. of Labor Statistics considers anthropologists and archaeologists to be in demand? With a 5% growth rate projected through 2029, these fields are growing at a faster than average rate over other disciplines! Check it out for yourself:
UWF Anthropology The UWF Department of Anthropology offers B.A. degrees in Anthropology and Maritime Studies, M.A. degrees in Anthropology and Historical Archaeology and five...
Check out what one of our graduate students has been up to!
Summer project update!
2020-2021 Sally Kress Tompkins Maritime Intern Cassandra Sadler is working in researching Great Lakes fishing vessels! The project is being undertaken by the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) program in cooperation with Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail partners and Michigan Sea Grant, with assistance from the Council of American Maritime Museums.
Cassandra is a graduate student at the University of West Florida, working on her Masters degree in Historical Maritime Archaeology. Her project focuses on ten fishing vessels that are part of the heritage trail. These include the region’s distinctive gill-net fishing tugs, a trap net fishing tug, and Research Vessel Chinook. Some of these are still in operation, such as those in , while others are housed in the collections of the Michigan Maritime Museum, West Shore Fishing Museum, Beaver Island Marine Museum, and the Besser Museum.
Cassandra’s fieldwork will result in historical reports that focus on the individual vessels as well as the larger story of the Great Lakes commercial fishing industry.
Visit the Sally Kress Tompkins Maritime Documentation Internship website at https://www.nps.gov/hdp/jobs/maritime.htm
[Photographs of Cassandra on Kate A, courtesy of Noreen Johnson of the West Shore Fishing Museum]
It's time for ! Meet Ariana Strasheim.
Ariana graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BA in anthropology, a minor in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Spanish. She is currently pursuing an MA in Forensic Anthropology from UWF, where she also serves as a graduate assistant. Her police officer father inspired her interest in law enforcement and this, combined with a passion for anatomical science, led her to forensic anthropology, applying the anthropological study of the human skeleton to medico-legal death investigations.
During her time here at UWF, she has had the opportunity to flex her skills participating in a number of actual forensic recoveries, and she also assisted with the 5 week long UWF Forensic Field School, training students in standard forensic methods for the discovery, documentation, and recovery of human skeletal remains. Additionally, she teaches in the osteology lab. Both her teaching position and graduate assistantship have provided her with many rewarding interactions and life lessons that she will carry with her the rest of her life.
Out of study-mode, Ariana enjoys exploring downtown Pensacola, relaxing at the beach, and cuddling with her pets.
Thanks for representing the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Ariana! We can't wait to see what else you will accomplish.
College of Education and Professional Studies
UWF's Forensic Anthropology Field School is in its final week—check out this needlepoint made by undergrad anthropology major Jeanell Varnadore...with string recycled from our grid units!
RSVP | EF Education First
Dr. G is hosting an information session for the May 2022 travel abroad opportunity to Spain & Morocco. An RSVP through this link will give you access to the Zoom details for the May 19th event.
Spain & Morocco
This just in! Dr. Gougeon is organizing a trip to Spain and Morocco in May 2022! An early bird discount is available 'til April 30th. Email Dr. G for details! (rgougeon @ uwf dot edu)
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2021 Schools | University of West Florida
Applications for the 2021 UWF Archaeology Field Schools are now available. During the summer, field school students will be exposed to a broad range of archaeological field techniques, ranging from excavation and survey, to scale drawing and record-keeping. Demonstrations will include remote sensing, photography, and digital mapping.
COVID-19 protocols will be implemented for the safety of everyone involved, and will include the use of personal face masks while in communal indoor spaces, and outdoors whenever 6-foot distancing cannot be maintained, along with sanitation of communal gear and spaces. More details will be provided prior to field school.
2021 Schools | University of West Florida Information on the 2021 field schools will be coming soon
The Countersyndemic Potential of Medical Pluralism among People Living with HIV in Tanzania
Congratulations to our own Dr. Meredith Martin, who has recently published a new article on medical pluralism among people living with HIV in Tanzania!
The Countersyndemic Potential of Medical Pluralism among People Living with HIV in Tanzania (2021). The Countersyndemic Potential of Medical Pluralism among People Living with HIV in Tanzania. Global Public Health. Ahead of Print.
Mary Catherine Bateson Dies at 81; Anthropologist on Lives of Women
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Mary Catherine Bateson. With a start in anthropology as the subject matter of her famous anthropological parents (Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson), she later used her own life as a way to explore women's lives. Dr. Bateson was 81 years old.
nytimes.com After a well-documented childhood as the daughter of Margaret Mead, she earned her own renown with a book on women’s lives that became a touchstone to feminists.
The University of West Florida Department of Anthropology wishes to announce the availability of a scholarship for their graduate programs in anthropology. A colleague has made a one-year assistantship (tuition waiver and stipend) available to one UWF Anthropology graduate student for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful applicant will meet the requirements of the Department and the UWF Graduate School, and will commit to undertaking a Masters thesis project on some aspect of submerged terrestrial archaeology, broadly conceived. Questions about this scholarship should be directed to Dr. Ramie Gougeon (rgougeon at uwf.edu). If you have already applied to our graduate program for Fall 2021 admission and would like to be considered for this scholarship, please contact Dr. Gougeon.
Improving Your Archaeological Skills: How to Write Better Technical Reports
You students may be thinking, "It's the end of the semester and all I want to do is sleep for 6 weeks." However, as you've been told countless times, solid writing skills help you land and KEEP the job.
saa.org For step-by-step instructions on registration, review how to register for an online seminar [PDF 1.4 MB]. Be sure that you have completed your checkout and submitted your order. Even for free seminars, you will need to click "Proceed to Checkout" before your registration is complete.
Zoom into Archaeology: "14,500 Years in 30 Minutes"
There are a lot of 'virtual' lectures these days. Try this one by our own Dr. Ramie Gougeon and then fall into the rabbit-hole that is FPAN public programing, including their on-going "Zoom into Archaeology" series. You'll be glad you did!
youtube.com Join us for the next installment of FPAN's "Zoom into Archaeology" series: "14,500 Years in 30 Minutes" by UWF Department of Anthropology Associate Professor...
Applications for scholarships and training grants are now open! Get your name in the hat before Halloween!
The application for our scholarships and training grants are open until the end of October. Review them here http://www.wdhof.org/wdhof-scholarshipDesc.aspx and apply here http://www.wdhof.org/scholarshipApp.aspx
Revisioning Recovery: Films Uncovering the Roots of Disaster
The Department of Anthropology's Dr. Meredith Marten and Roz Fisher will be joining Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) and Working Films as they host a virtual screening of "Revisioning Recovery" on Friday, October 9th , 2020 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program features five short films that illuminate the current injustices, systems at play, and the solutions needed to prepare and respond to climate disasters. The short films bring overlooked stories into the light and exposes the historical inequities that are exacerbated when disasters hit. Following, will be a discussion led by those advocating for equitable disaster response.
Register at bit.ly/rr9oct .
eventbrite.com Join us for a film screening of Revisioning Recovery & panel discussion hosted by BRACE and Working Films.
Florida Public Archaeology Network - Northwest Region
In case you missed it, the Florida Public Archaeology Network has been posting 'reviews' of popular video games through the lens of archaeology!
We recently sat down with our very own underwater archaeologist Nicole Grinnan to discuss pirate videogame Sea of Thieves and see what it got right!
Follow our Twitch channel for more live streams:
Watch the full video here:
American Anthropological Association
The job title "Anthropologist" rarely pops up in the Help Wanted section of your local newspaper, but that doesn't mean you can't find employment as an anthropologist! Take a moment this coming Thursday to learn how to pitch your skills and degree to a would-be employer. Bonus? It's a FREE webinar.
Our upcoming FREE webinar, “The Art of Persuasion: Articulating Anthropology’s Value to a Prospective Employer,” will help identify several value propositions for anthropologists seeking employment in different sectors and offer tips for getting hired.
The Art of Persuasion: Articulating Anthropology’s Value to a Prospective Employer
Thursday, September 10 at 1 p.m. EDT
Tea & Trowels: Ep 25 We’re asking questions that are important to us
Did you miss the recent Tea & Trowels episode with UWF's own Dr. John Worth? How about the one with our former Master's student Katherine Sims? Well, catch up with Dr. Ramie Gougeon and enter the rabbit-hole of great videos created by FPAN Northeast!
Join us for a chat with archaeologists on their research and what archaeology means to them. In this episode, host Emily Jane chats with Dr. Ramie Gougeon, p...
UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Did you know that Pensacola is home to the earliest multi-year European settlement in the United States? Our students are part of investigating that history.
Study anthropology with us. Classes begin August 24! Visit uwf.edu/anthropology .
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