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Anthropology student makes big discovery at ancient battle site

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 15:45:00 CST

A Wichita State University anthropology student working on an archaeological site near Arkansas City, Kansas, has discovered an artifact dating back to the 1600s.



Mock murders solved at Skeleton Acres open-air lab

Fri, 4 Nov 2016 14:45:00 CST

Wichita State University anthropology students get hands-on crime scene investigation experience solving mock murders at Skeleton Acres.



Prehistoric find lets WSU students get their hands on history

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:35:00 CST

A Wichita State team including students and faculty led a recent expedition to uncover remains of a mammoth in Cunningham, Kansas. The 8-foot tusk will be brought to WSU and meticulously cleaned over the next year.



When finding clues in ashes seems impossible, let him take a look

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CST

People sometimes kill people. And sometimes they burn or bury the bones. After the fragments are found, perhaps after years of being underground, and finding clues in ashes looks almost impossible, police in south-central Kansas often turn to Wichita State University's Peer Moore-Jansen.



Morrison Hall art exhibit showcases diverse lifestyles

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CST

A display of artwork on the second floor of Wichita State University's Morrison Hall contrasts the vast diversity in cultures around the world.



WSU's Blakeslee pinpoints ancient Indian settlement; excavation underway

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:00:00 CST

Donald Blakeslee, an archaeologist and anthropology professor at Wichita State University, said evidence uncovered in a study he led in early June confirmed that Etzanoa once straddled the banks of the Walnut River in modern Arkansas City, Kan.



Estate gift gives Wichita State researchers access to vast acreage in the Flint Hills

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:00:00 CST

A gift from the estate of Earl and Terri Youngmeyer will give researchers at Wichita State University access to a 4,600-acre working ranch in the Flint Hills.



Watermark Books hosts signing for WSU alum's novel

Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:45:00 CST

Kansas native and Wichita State University alumnus Mark Wentling will travel to Wichita from his home in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, for a reading and signing of his new book, "Africa's Release," at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas.



WSU Museum Exhibition Class hosts reception for new exhibits

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:13:00 CST

The Spring 2014 Museum Exhibition class at Wichita State University will hold a reception for the opening of three new exhibitions from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology on the first floor of Neff Hall.



WSU grad's adventures in Africa are subject of new novel

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:08:00 CST

Wichita State alumnus Mark Wentling skipped his own graduation ceremony to sign up for the Peace Corps. Now he has a novel out about his experiences abroad.



Anthropologist to present lecture at Wichita State

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:15:00 CST

The David and Sally Jackman Scholarly Lecture Series and the Wichita State University Department of Anthropology present the talk "Ancient Poverty Point Mound Built With Surprising Speed" at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in 100 Lindquist Hall at WSU. Anthony Ortmann, associate professor of archaeology and anthropology in the Department of Geosciences at Murray State University, will be the guest speaker.



Anthropology expert to speak at Wichita State

Mon, 1 Apr 2013 16:37:00 CST

Marc N. Levine, assistant anthropology professor at the University of Oklahoma and assistant curator of archaeology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, will give two free lectures on April 18 and 19 at Wichita State.



Anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson to speak at WSU

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:00:00 CST

Anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson will give lectures on April 22 and 23 at Wichita State in honor of Earth Day. The events are free and open to the public.



WSU archaeologist focuses research on ancient social change

Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:19:00 CST

Wichita State assistant anthropology professor Lisa Overholtzer has been in the scientific news recently for her research in central Mexico. Her study, called the Xaltocan Archaeological Project, was published in the December issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.



Anthropology professor to speak about China, Tibet

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:16:00 CST

The Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology at Wichita State is hosting the talk "My Travels in China and Tibet," by Schuyler Jones, a retired Oxford University anthropology professor. The event is from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the lower level of Ablah Library on campus.