Category: Anthropology


  • Archaeology Field Schools: Digging Up History

    Digging up history Since the 1970s, the Department of Anthropology has offered local field schools to give students hands-on experience that will prepare them for their future education, research, and careers. Taking place over the summer, these two-week or five-week programs allow students to earn course credits and meet their degree requirements, all while experiencing […]

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  • Anthropology Alum Amber Maze Makes Her Mark

    The following interview is with Ball State graduate, Amber Maze. She has her masters in Holocaust and Genocide studies from the Stockton University in New Jersey. She is currently a Holocaust Educator and Human Rights Associate with the Jewish Community Relations Council and the co-founder/ operations volunteer of the Crane Center for Mass Atrocity Prevention […]

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  • Abby Handlon brings Anthropology into the Classroom

                    Abby Handlon is a Class of 2020 Ball State Alum, with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology. She is now working as a K-4 Instructional Assistant, where she can apply her knowledge of Anthropology.       _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Where are you from and why did you choose to go […]

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  • Ball State offers new Health Humanities Minor!

    Ball State College of Sciences and Humanities is excited to announce a new, multidisciplinary Minor in Health Humanities! You’ve heard the phrases “good bedside manner” and “having a healing touch,” but how does one develop these essential healthcare traits?  Coursework in the humanities is a key component to success in the medical field!   Research shows […]

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  • Star of David

    Researching Jewish Identity in Muncie

    There is only one synagogue in Muncie. There are over fifty Christian churches. The famous 1929 and 1937 Middletown sociology studies about Muncie did not include Jewish individuals. But records show that Jewish individuals have lived in Muncie since the 1860s. This begs the question, what is life like in Muncie for someone who identifies […]

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  • Map of Newark Earthworks

    Kevin Nolan Receives NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant

    Almost 2,000 years ago, American Indians built the largest geometric earthworks complex in the world. These large earthen monuments demonstrate the sophisticated achievements and knowledge in the fields of astronomy, art, math, and engineering by ancient American Indians inhabiting the region from A.D. 1 to 400.  Spread across four miles in what is now present-day […]

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