Stone Tool Workshop
At the end of each semester, it has been a tradition for the
Anthropology Club to host the Stone Tool Workshop. Our very own Dr.
Rocek will happily teach students how early humans made stone tools
with hands-on experience using real lithic resources. Take out the
frustration of last minute
papers and exhaustive studyage of finals by banging rocks together and
Dec. 9 -- Stone Tool
Workshop, Time and place TBA
In between the bimonthly
meetings, there will be movie nights held every other Monday at 7:00pm
in the Conference Room (room 103) of Munroe Hall. These movies may have
some relevance to any and all aspects of Anthropology. Refreshments
will be served these nights, which could include popcorn, snacks, and
drinks. Bring a blanket or a hoodie because the room we watch movies in
is freezing cold!
Jones and the
This is the third movie of the original trilogy of
Jones. The famous archaeologist is on the quest to discover
the lost legend of the Holy Grail.
29 -- Guns,
Based on the novel by Jared Diamond, this National
Geographic film looks at the reasons why some European
civilizations were more prone to conquest than traditional
tribes of exotic lands.
13 -- Rain
What if abortions were illegal in the U.S.?
What if going abroad for an abortion was also
This film will be shown in Kirkbride 100 at 7pm followed by a
discussion with Dr. Dettwyler from the Anthropology
film is about what America would be like if
Roe v. Wade were overturned
and women were no longer
permitted to have an abortion or go abroad to
have one. Be
sure to come out to this special movie night and
afterward for a heated discussion!
this film is neither pro-life or pro-choice and both
perspectives think the film illustrates their side.
27 -- The
Nightmare Before Christmas / Corpse Bride
This is the classic film by Tim Burton that depicts a character
who wants to break out of the norm of his social
leader of Halloween Town becomes fascinated by the
of Christmas and tries to introduce it to his Town
This is a new classic by Tim Burton featuring
and Helena Bonham Carter. A reluctant groom finds
betrothed to a corpse, and tons
of craziness ensues!
Nov. 3 -- V for Vendetta
"Remember, remember the 5th of November." Based on the
historical incident of Guy Fawkes and his attempt to
Parliament, the Wachowski brothers directed a
depicting the flaws of a strong central government
can happen if the public revolts.
10 -- 10,000
This is the story of a young mammoth hunter's
through life at a perilous time where one's
family could be
eaten by a saber tooth tiger!
Nov. 17 --
appointments coming up, bring any
questions you may have about
major/minor requirements, and any
information you'd like to know.
We will have the 2008-09
course catalog and a list of
courses offered for winter and
Remember to sign up for an appointment with Dr.
Ackerman to get more
professional advisement. Please
note that this is not just for
majors or minors, but
we can offer insight for other
Arts and Science
2. We will
also be talking about the
program and other research-based
to you as an undergraduate at
Thanksgiving coming up quickly, we
will also be
discussing the various
misconceptions about the holiday in
regards to historical context and
contemporary issues of
Nov. 24 -- Bury
Heart at Wounded Knee
In honor of Thanksgiving and the fallacies taught in
schools of the Pilgrims and local American Indian
film depicts the hardships that many young Indian
endured when forced to assimilate into the dominant
culture in the 19th and 20th century.
We will be hosting an informal meet, greet and eat at Munroe Hall on
Thursday, September 18th at 5:00pm. There will be plenty of food and
company, so join us to meet the faculty and other students in your
food and fixings at Munroe, 5:00pm
This was a great turnout!
Students were able to meet faculty as well as hang out with others
interested in Anthropology! Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy
the barbecue food!
We will also plan to visit ethnic restaurants throughout the semester
to get hands-on experience with various cultural meals.
-- dinner at Ali
on Main St,
meet at Munroe at 7:00pm, bring about
We will be meeting in
Munroe Hall at 7:00pm, then we'll walk down Main St. as a group to the
Anthropology Club is committed to taking trips to local events and
museums in the area. Volunteers can help out at the Harvest Moon
Festival on Coverdale Farm in Hockessin. Transportation and some funds
may be provided and covered. See the calendar of events in Munroe to
see when you can sign up for these events!
-- Iron Hill
, Delaware Museum of
and/or "Old" New Castle
This trip will be limited to four people, as that is all that can fit
in one vehicle. The cost is $10 per student; be advised to bring a bag
lunch. We will meet on the steps of Munroe Hall on Saturday, September
20th at 9:00am. Contact Sarah Laurel (email@example.com) if you have any
questions or concerns.
Due to lack of interest
and advertising, this trip was canceled and postponed indefinitely
to another date if possible.
in Hockessin, DE
This is the annual volunteer event at the Harvest Moon Festival on
Coverdale Farm in Hockessin, DE. We will be assisting a former chief of
the Lenni Lenape tribe in displaying his cultural possessions.
We had a great turnout for
this trip! Four members of the Club volunteered at different shifts to
help out Chief Quiet Thunder.
of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
and the Mütter
The UPenn Museum features a new exhibit of the mechanisms of evolution
throughout time. The Mütter Museum displays medical anomalies of
Both museums are open from
10:00am-5:00pm. We will be meetng on the steps of Munroe Hall at 9:00am
on Saturday morning, October 25th. Anthro Club will provide
transportation and museum fees. Bring
money for lunch and souvenirs (or bring a bag lunch). We will
most likely return to campus between 5:00-7:00pm.
Email Sarah Laurel (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up.
The last day to sign up for this trip will be Wednesday,
More information will be presented closer to the dates of the trips.