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

2022-2023 Academic Year

Anthropology Club Poster in PDF (coming in September)

Meetings

TBA [contact club president for details]

Club Officers

President:

Vice President:

Treasurer/Secretary:

Faculty Advisor:

TBA

For more information contact

American Anthropological Association

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.

  • 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 updatesAdditional Club Guidelines..
  • 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

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

  • Shrine discovered with rituals never seen to take place before in an Egyptian temple 6 October 2022
    Researchers recently published new findings from the excavations of the Berenike site, a Greco-Roman seaport in the Egyptian Eastern desert. The study results describes the excavation of a religious complex from the Late Roman Period (between the fourth and sixth centuries) with unprecedented discoveries linked to the presence of the Blemmyes, a nomadic people. Fifteen […]
  • Upcycling in the past: Viking beadmakers' secrets revealed 3 October 2022
    The Viking Age bead makers were more advanced than previously believed. A new interdisciplinary study shows that around year 700 AD, craftsmen in Ribe, Denmark, used surprisingly sophisticated and sustainable methods when giving old Roman glass mosaics new life as glass beads.
  • Detailing a disastrous autumn day in ancient Italy 29 September 2022
    The Plinian eruption of Mount Vesuvius around 4,000 years ago -- 2,000 years before the one that buried the Roman city of Pompeii -- left a remarkably intact glimpse into Early Bronze Age village life in the Campania region of Southern Italy. The village offers a rare glimpse into the lives of the people who […]
  • Revealing the genome of the common ancestor of all mammals 28 September 2022
    An international team has reconstructed the genome organization of the earliest common ancestor of all mammals. The reconstructed ancestral genome could help in understanding the evolution of mammals and in conservation of modern animals. The earliest mammal ancestor likely looked like the fossil animal 'Morganucodon' which lived about 200 million years ago.
  • Armored worm reveals the ancestry of three major animal groups 27 September 2022
    Scientists have discovered that a well-preserved fossilized worm dating from 518 million years ago resembles the ancestor of three major groups of living animals. Measuring half-an-inch long, the fossil worm -- named Wufengella and unearthed in China -- was a stubby creature covered in a dense, regularly overlapping array of plates on its back.
  • Among ancient Mayas, cacao was not a food exclusive to the elite 27 September 2022
    It was the money that grew on trees. Said to be a gift from the gods, cacao for the ancient Maya was considered sacred, used not only as currency, but in special ceremonies and religious rituals. It's the progenitor plant of chocolate, and notions of luxury are embedded in its lore.

RSS AAA News Feed

  • Masks at the Museum
    How one museum curated a collection to document cultural responses to COVID-19. The post Masks at the Museum appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • David S. Turkon
    David S. Turkon passed away at home surrounded by family on Sunday, July 17, 2022. He was 69 years old. The post David S. Turkon appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Moving Forward with AAA
    Our theme for this Anthropology News is move and your leadership team and AAA staff are moving things forward! Over the summer we saw several new programs come to fruition and the successful continuation of many others. The post Moving Forward with AAA appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Call for Pitches: SEX
    This winter, Anthropology News will be turning up the heat for an issue about sex. The post Call for Pitches: SEX appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • The Poor and the Displaced in the Same Boat
    As Lebanon’s economy goes through a long neoliberal collapse, living and dying as strangers has become the only affordable option for many Lebanese and refugee communities. The post The Poor and the Displaced in the Same Boat appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Virtual Reality and Activism
    VR technology can immerse people in real-world situations. Could these experiences open minds and affect social and political change? The post Virtual Reality and Activism appeared first on Anthropology News.
  • Las Cajitas Project
    This piece was selected as a winner of the AAA’s AnthroDay Student Unessay Competition in the middle school division. Inspired by the World on the Move exhibit, this year’s unessay competition focused on migration. Selected prompt: “Are there any traditions in your family that have been passed down from generation to generation?” The post Las […]
  • If I Could Only Imagine
    This piece was selected as a winner of the AAA’s AnthroDay Student Unessay Competition in the middle school division. Inspired by the World on the Move exhibit, this year’s unessay competition focused on migration. Selected prompt: “Do you or your family have any stories about moving? If so, share one.” The post If I Could […]
  • Homesick
    This piece was selected as a winner of the AAA’s AnthroDay Student Unessay Competition in the high school division. Inspired by the World on the Move exhibit, this year’s unessay competition focused on migration. Selected prompt: “Do you or your family have any stories about moving? If so, share one.” The post Homesick appeared first […]
  • Grandfather Experience
    This piece was selected as a winner of the AAA’s AnthroDay Student Unessay Competition in the high school division. Inspired by the World on the Move exhibit, this year’s unessay competition focused on migration. Selected prompt: “Do you or your family have any stories about moving? If so, share one.” The post Grandfather Experience appeared […]

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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Tel: 304-696-6700
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