By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries
PULLMAN, Wash. – From sewing a miniature book binding to watching a demonstration of shaping a stone tool, nearly 200 eighth-graders from Lincoln Middle School recently took a whirlwind tour of library sciences and anthropological research at Washington State University to prepare for their final history project this spring.
By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Whatever caused tens of thousands of Pueblo farmers to suddenly leave their ancient homeland in southwestern Colorado in the late AD 1200s is one of the great mysteries in archaeology. Discoveries could aid understanding of contemporary societies.
PULLMAN – The Museum of Art at WSU will exhibit “Wrapped in Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of Native American Trade Blankets,” Oct. 3 – Dec. 19.
“Wrapped in Tradition” includes 80 vintage Native American trade blankets from the personal collection of the master of glass, Dale Chihuly. Also on view will be numerous pieces of original art from Chihuly’s Blanket Cylinder series, which vividly invokes the blankets’ unique texture, patterns and colors. A third component of the exhibition showcases vintage examples of Native American baskets from WSU’s Museum of Anthropology. The resulting display conveys a rich cross-cultural dialogue between an innovative contemporary artist, commercial … » More …
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Some of Washington State University Vancouver’s top research and art projects from the past year will be on display for the public 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 20 in the fourth annual Research Showcase. Five oral presentations, 33 posters, one 3-D display, four films, two art displays and one performance demonstration will cover diverse topics such as: – “From Beaners to Wetbacks to Terrorists: Mexican Immigration, Imagery Legislation, and National Security” – “Techno, Baby! Psychological Adjustment to High-Tech Pregnancy Care” – “Potatoes and Power: Excavations at the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Garden at Fort … » More …
PULLMAN–Karen Denise Lupo, associate professor of anthropology at Washington State University, has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist and has accepted an assignment in Chile.Left: Lupo is pictured with an Aka elephant hunter and his grandson in May while Lupo was doing fieldwork in the Central African Republic.Lupo is a zooarchaeologist. She studies animal bones recovered from archaeological sites. For the last 15 years Lupo has focused on modern hunter-gatherers in Africa. “I’ve spent time watching hunter-gatherers butcher and consume prey, and I have collected the animal bones after they were discarded,” Lupo said. “I document the types, location and morphology of cutmarks and fracture … » More …
WASHINGTON — In a dim hallway in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, anthropologist David Hunt opens a dingy green cabinet and pulls out a drawer full of human bones. “This,” he says, “is Grover Krantz.”
…. Krantz spent 30 years at Wazzu, teaching anthropology, human evolution and forensics while running the university’s anthropology lab. His tests were notoriously difficult, but his classes filled up because he was so much fun.
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* 07-08-06 Seattle Times — Smithsonian home to WSU prof’s bones … best friend’s, too