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"Landscapes that Shape Us: Mitigation Efforts for U.S. 20" documentary, presented by The Iowa Department of Transportation.

"Landscapes that Shape Us" Documentary Screening

In celebration of Iowa Archaeology Month, the Luther College anthropology department is hosting a screening of "Landscapes that Shape Us" on Friday, October 20 at 6 p.m. in Room 102 of the F. W. Olin Building on Luther's campus. A question and answer session with the producers of the documentary will follow the screening.

The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

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Landscapes That Shape Us

'Landscapes that Shape Us'

In celebration of Iowa Archaeology Month, the Luther College anthropology department is hosting a screening of "Landscapes that Shape Us" at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Room 102 of the F.W. Olin Building on Luther's campus. A question and answer session with the producers of the documentary will follow the screening.

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Karin Friederic

'Women's Rights, Gender Violence and Body Politics in Coastal Ecuador'


Examining how human rights discourses and institutions have changed gender norms and responses to gender violence in rural Ecuador, Karin Friederic, the Luther College Women and Gender Studies program's fall 2017 Price Lecturer, will deliver a lecture titled "Women's Rights, Gender Violence and Body Politics in Coastal Ecuador" at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the F.W. Olin Building Room 102 on Luther's campus.

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Anita Carrasco, Luther associate professor of anthropology

Luther's Anita Carrasco granted Carson Writing Fellowship

Luther College Associate Professor of Anthropology Anita Carrasco was granted the highly competitive, Writing Fellowship from the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Germany for a six-month residency. The Center accepts applications from faculty and researchers from all over the world, awarding fellowships to only 12 percent of applicants.

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2016-2017 Lambda Alpha Chapter

Lambda Alpha is the national honors society for anthropologists. Its purposes are to promote interest in the study of anthropology as a university discipline, to recognize outstanding student performance, and to encourage scholarship and research in anthropology. Lambda Alpha was established nationally in 1965.

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Four students present their senior paper projects: (from left to right) Maxwell Rooney, Cailin Higgins, Joy Gnade, and Evie Iralu.

Senior Project Symposium

The Anthropology program hosted the Spring 2017 Senior Project Symposium on Wednesday, May 10, in Koren. Four students presented their senior paper projects.

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Anthropology student workers are tasked with analyzing and categorizing Luther College's sizable collection of Hmong tapestries and lineages.

Hands-On Experience with a New Collection

A recent donation of artifacts related to Hmong refugees has given student workers in Luther's Anthropology Lab the chance to catalog this new collection. From this collection, the students have been able to learn more about the history and culture of these refugees.

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Anthropology Day 2017

On February 16, Luther's anthropology program celebrated the Anthropology Day (#AnthroDay) as part of the national awareness campaign promoted by the American Anthropological Association.

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Marshall Stay ('17) presents poster

Anthropology Senior Presents at Archaeology Conference

Marshall Stay ('17) presented a poster titled 'Geophysical Investigations at the Heritage Valley Mound Site in Northeast Iowa' at the 60th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference on October 7 in Iowa City, Iowa.

We asked Marshall to share some of his thoughts about the experience and he provided some great responses!

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