Anthropology Club

The Anthropology Club brings together students interested in the four-fields of anthropology (both as majors and non-majors) in order to engage with the core concerns of discipline in settings beyond the classroom.  The Club is open to everyone and we encourage people to join us who are interested in all things human, from our origins as a species (biological), to our cultural development (archaeology), to how we live in present communities (cultural), to how we communicate (linguistics).

Join others with similar interests for comradeship and even, occasionally, pizza!  A great way to connect with like-minded students and share a learning experience–exciting, and just fun.

Activities of the Club include:

  • Field trips
  • The Works in Progress Series
  • Invited speakers
  • Conferences
  • Book and bake sales
  • Movie screenings

2021-2022 Academic Year

Fall 2021 Anthropology Club Poster in PDF (coming soon)


TBA [contact club president for details]

Club Officers

President: Ivy Scoville

Vice President: Sydney Adkins

Treasurer/Secretary: Alexandria Sprinkle

Faculty Advisor:

Nicholas Freidin, DPhil.

For more information contact Dr. Freidin at Tel: 304-696-2794 Email:

American Anthropological Association program for Anthropology Clubs

AnthroClubs is an official student program for undergraduate members of the American Anthropological Association that works to foster community among those majoring, minoring, or having a general interest in the field of anthropology.

AAA Anthropology Club members work to mobilize students and departments by serving as on-campus ambassadors.

Starting an AAA AnthroClub

  • Have at least 5 student club members (at least three (3) club members, not including the club President, must be AAA members)
  • Have a faculty advisor (AAA membership is not required but members receive 15% off their national dues)
  • Complete and submit an AnthroClub membership application
  • Submit AnthroClub annual dues
  • Complete and submit the AAA undergraduate membership application for at least three (3) members
  • Elect club officers (President, Secretary and Treasurer) annually
  • Develop a club social media page (at least one of the following); or “follow” or “like” @AmericanAnthro
  • Clubs on Facebook should “like” the AAA page to receive updates

Additional Club Guidelines..

AnthroClubs Benefits

  • An official AnthroClub Membership Certificate
  • The official AnthroClub member logo to use on materials, websites and social media channels
  • Club President’s member dues waived
  • Faculty Advisor member dues discount (15% off)
  • Annual club kit that includes materials that will include ideas on how to plan activities for your club, logo swag, and other resources
  • Highlights throughout the year of club activities on AAA national social media pages
  • Participation in World Anthropology Day (formerly National Anthropology Day) events and materials
  • Exclusive access to purchase/request additional official Anthro Club logo materials

World Anthropology Day

Celebrate. Engage. Inspire.

Anthropology Day is an annual day (always the third Thursday in February) for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us. Help us celebrate what anthropology is and what it can achieve by hosting an event through the Anthropology Club.

Visit the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology Day Resources page to check out logos, activity suggestions, customizable templates and additional materials.

Quick Links

News and Views

RSS Anthropology News

  • The origin and legacy of the Etruscans 24 September 2021
    Researchers present comprehensive ancient DNA data retrieved from peoples culturally affiliated with the iconic Etruscans, settling a long-lasting debate on the origins of this highly skilled and enigmatic culture.
  • Earliest evidence of human activity found in the Americas, researchers report 23 September 2021
    Footprints at White Sands National Park in New Mexico confirm human presence over at least two millennia, with the oldest tracks dating back 23,000 years, say scientists.
  • Ancient DNA analysis sheds light on dark event in medieval Spain 23 September 2021
    Researchers used ancient DNA analysis to identify a member of a population expelled from medieval Spain known as the 'Segorbe Giant'. The results have shed light on the brutal political decision that led to a dramatic change in population following the Christian reconquest of Spain.
  • Those earrings are so last year – but the reason you're wearing them is ancient 22 September 2021
    Shell beads found in a cave in Morocco are at least 142,000 years old. The archaeologists who found them say they're the earliest known evidence of a widespread form of human communication.
  • Early Homo sapiens groups in Europe faced subarctic climates 22 September 2021
    Using oxygen stable isotope analysis of tooth enamel from animals butchered by humans at the site of Bacho Kiro Cave, Bulgaria, researchers show that human groups belonging to an early wave of dispersal of our species into Europe were faced with very cold climatic conditions while they occupied the cave between about 46,000 and 43,000 […]
  • Blowing up medieval gunpowder recipes 22 September 2021
    First used for battle in China in about 900 A.D., gunpowder spread throughout Eurasia by the end of the 13th century, eventually revolutionizing warfare as a propellant in firearms and artillery. Meanwhile, master gunners tinkered with gunpowder formulas, trying to find the ideal concoction. Now, researchers have recreated medieval gunpowder recipes and analyzed the energies […]

RSS AAA News Feed

  • Publishing in Another Language
    Published journal authors discuss the impact publishing in another language can have on one's career as an anthropologist. The post Publishing in Another Language appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Call for Pitches: MUSIC
    For our January/February issue (and a prelude to the Grammys) Anthropology News is pulling out all the stops for a series about music making and meaning. The post Call for Pitches: MUSIC appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Writing Nigeria, Past and Present
    One anthropologist’s journey through his bookshelf leads him to a new project in literary anthropology. The post Writing Nigeria, Past and Present appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Metrics and Publishing an Article
    Published journal authors discuss what the spoken and unspoken metrics of publishing look like in anthropology. The post Metrics and Publishing an Article appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Raising the Voices of Bilingual and Multilingual Educators
    Despite multiple inflexible structures and represented barriers, we were thrilled with the outcome of providing meaningful space for our honored guests at our CAE panel. The post Raising the Voices of Bilingual and Multilingual Educators appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Hello to Tristes Tropes
    Just how bleak is the academic job market for anthropologists? Job ads over the past twenty years reveal some surprises and point to ways departments are seeking to change themselves and the discipline. The post Hello to Tristes Tropes appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • When Not to Resubmit
    Published authors discuss when to revise and resubmit and when to try a different journal. The post When Not to Resubmit appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Feminist Lawyers Fighting for Gender Equality in Turkey from within and against the Law
    When employing written laws is vital to advance equity for women. The post Feminist Lawyers Fighting for Gender Equality in Turkey from within and against the Law appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Responding to Revise and Resubmit
    Published journal authors discuss how they handle revisions and review comments to their articles. The post Responding to Revise and Resubmit appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • AAA Issues Guidelines to Mitigate Effects of Pandemic on Anthropologists
    As universities in the United States begin to return to normal operating conditions, a number of “uneven and potentially long-term effects” of the COVID-19 pandemic will need to be addressed, including expanding categories that count towards tenure or promotion and reinstating salary increases following a successful tenure review, according to guidelines recently adopted by AAA’s […]

Contact Us

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Smith Hall 727
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2678
Tel: 304-696-6700
Fax: 304-696-2803

Jami Smith, Department Administrative Assistant