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- Titris Hoyuk Archaeological Project
- Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Project
What can you do with a degree in anthropology?
Anthropology majors are active in the community
- Students in the Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies worked with Mason Elementary School in Akron to study the dietary habits of students and found that, toward the end of the week, students began saving food because there might not be enough at home. Read the full story about how this study, combined with donor funds, changed the lives of local students.
- According to Linda Whitman of UA's community archaeology program, UA researchers found 59 artifacts during an archaeological survey at the Springfield Bog Metro Park. Read more about this discovery.
Anthropology majors travel the world
- Anthropology is a global field, and Akron anthropologists work both locally and around the world. In recent years our students have worked in northeastern Ohio, in the Great Basin of the western U.S., and in Bulgaria, China, Cyrpus, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, Syria, and Turkey. One of our majors traveled to Beijing in December 2010 to participate in an international Confucius Institute conference.
- Dr. Timothy Matney, University of Akron associate professor of archaeology, led an international team of archaeologists who last summer discovered the remains of a palace from the ancient Assyrian Empire. Read about Matney's work.
Anthropology and Classical Studies Recent Headlines
Professor honored for excellence in teaching
Dr. Carolyn Behrman, associate professor of anthropology, was honored with the 2011 University of Akron Outstanding Teacher award.
Campaign raises record $46M in private support
Student scholarships are one of the many areas that will benefit from UA's latest record-breaking fund-raising year. Gifts are critical to expanding UA's commitment to world-class teaching and research.
To investigate crime, students break scene down to the bone
Archaeology students filled many bags with evidence collected from a mock crime scene in Bath Township while they gained practical experience in archaeological fieldwork and forensic anthropology.
Professor shares candid snapshot of life on an archaeological dig
You can learn more about life on an archaeological excavation by following Dr. Timothy Matney's blog this summer. The UA professor of archaeology will write daily about the work under way at Ziyaret Tepe, the Assyrian city of Tushhan, in southeastern Turkey.
Department Name Change
What's in a name? Reflecting our majors' and faculty emphases, this year we changed our name from the cumbersome "Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology" to "Anthropology and Classical Studies"(ACS).