• Anthropology

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    Anthropology Department
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Brian Hoffman
    Department Chair

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    Anthropology Research


    Departmental Honors Student Research


    Kevin Watson
    Evaluation of Long Bone Length as a Juvenile Age Estimation Technique for Contemporary Populations


    Katherine O'Sullivan
    Reading Between the Lines: The Bible's Role as "Word of God" and Published Commodity


    Amanda Dobratz
    Musculoskeletal Stress Markers in the Leg Bones of an Ancient Mimbres Population


    Aaron Armstrong
    Musculoskeletal Stress Markers as Indicators of Activity patterns in a Mimbres Population


    Christopher Evans
    ArchDat: A Relational Database for the Classification of the Archaeological Record

    Nicholas Smits
    Rural Settlement Pattern and Process in the Region Bounded by the Mississippi, Minnesota, and Crow Rivers, Hennepin and Carver Counties, Minnesota, 1851-1900


    Sara Backowski
    Shake, Shake, Shake Your Basil! A Case Study of the East Side Children's Project

    Sara Krueger
    An Analysis of Subadult Aging Methods Utilizing a Mimbres Skeletal Population of the American Southwest

    Carrie Wright
    Human Osteology and Chemistry: Applied and Investigative Research Involving Dietary and Trace Elements, Isotopes, and Human Skeletal Material

    Anthropology Collaborative Research Program

    Student collaborative research projects put theory and methods into action - interviewing neighborhood residents about Hamline's impact on the community, interviewing Leech Lake tribal members about natural resource collection on the reservation, conducting research on Community Supported Agriculture, engaging in osteological analysis related to repatriation of American Indian human remains.

    Study Abroad

    Professors from Hamline's anthropology department regularly lead short-term study abroad courses to a number of regions of the world.

    In addition students have many other opportunities for study abroad including semester and year-long programs through Hamline's Study Abroad & Off Campus Programs office.


  • News
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      Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.
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