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Department of

Anthropology and Classical Studies
Olin Hall 237
Akron, OH 44325-1910

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Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 330-972-2353 

Fax: 330-972-2338 

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Spring 2016 

◊ Spring 2016 course offerings will be available for viewing on-line 10/29/15

◊ Priority registration begins 11/5/15

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Who Killed the Pig? The universities of Akron and Kent State cooperate in training future archaeologists                   

Read the Article on Skeptoid

Dr. Behrman's BIG IDEAS

are in The Devil Strip!

Read them here -

Congratulations, Spring 2015 graduates!

Jillian L Bryson
Emily S Cavalier
Cara R Coleman
Edward L Conrad
Sarah C Eshun
Chayne M Hershberger

Valen R Jackson
Sean P Kennedy
Kate A Lewis
Megan N Powley
Shannon M Pramik
Brandon M Rhone-Peterson Jr

The ACS 2015 Scholarship and Research Assistant Recipients Announced

Academic Excellence         Academic Opportunity         Research Assistant
Mr. Joshua Murphy               Ms. Klansee Stevens               Ms. Nariman Younis
Mr. Nicholas Pamboukis        Mrs. Tannya Forcone
Mrs. Victoria Brownfield

Internship opportunities summer 2015 & more

Cleveland Archaeological Association - Cleveland Museum of Natural History

HRAF - Yale University

B.A.K.O.T.A. - Hungary

Latest news from Dr. Timothy Matney's archaeological team

UA-led team says ancient bookkeeping system survived well after writing invented

An archaeological dig in Turkey directed by Timothy Matney, professor of anthropology and classical studies, has found evidence that an ancient form of bookkeeping employing small clay tokens (pictured above) continued to be used at least 2,000 years after the advent of writing.

The analysis, based on artifacts excavated over 17 summers at the Ziyaret Tepe site in southeastern Turkey, contradicts scientists' earlier conclusion that the tokens quickly faded from use as humans began using reeds to make inscriptions on clay tablets.

Matney has directed the Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Expedition since it began in 1997. His international team of collaborators includes researchers from England, Germany and Turkey.

A report on their finding appears in the June 2014 issue of the Cambridge Archaeological Journal. Story continues.

ACS mourns passing of Dr. Lynn Metzger

Dr. Lynn Metzger, beloved educator, mentor, and retired faculty in the Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015.
          As a cultural anthropologist, her legacy includes leading over 15 grants focusing on land that became part of Summit Metro Parks. She was also instrumental in creating the UA Community Archaeology Program, and in 2008 received the Buchtel Award in Humanities.
          In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Lynn's life, donations may be made to the Summit County Historical Society (550 Copley Rd., Akron, 44320) or the Akron Symphony Orchestra (92 N. Main St., Akron, 44308).
Please visit to share memories and condolences.

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