Anthropology and Classical Studies at The University of Akron


Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies
Olin Hall 237 (Map)
Akron, OH 44325-1910

Fall semester office hours
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 330-972-2353 
Fax: 330-972-2338

In our department


Scholarship opportunity

R.W. Little Scholarship Application is due November 16, 2015.

Spring courses


Field studyWho Killed the Pig? UA and Kent State cooperate in training future archaeologists. Read the article in our newsroom or in Skeptoid.

Dr. Behrman's BIG IDEAS are in the Devil Strip. Read more.

Business Insider magazine: "Why companies are desperate to hire anthropologists"

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. Story continues.


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

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