Temple University Anthropology

notes and musings from Temple Anthropology's graduate students

Firestorm in Cauca, Colombia

One year ago, on July 9, 2011, the FARC guerrillas planted a bomb on a chiva in Toribio, Cauca. In a sort of twisted anniversarial spirit, the firestorm has re-ignited … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Week Five Recap

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 (from Elfreth’s Alley Archaeology) This past week flew by, but we have continued our progress and finished excavating Units 5 and 6.  We had a brief … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Week Four Recap

Monday, July 9, 2012 (From Elfreth’s Alley Archaeology)  Week Four’s recap is written by Matt Kalos, another Temple University graduate student studying historical archaeology, who has been helping out at … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Week Three Recap

Sunday, July 1, 2012 (from Elfreth’s Alley Archaeology) We concluded our third week of excavation yesterday and have kept the momentum going.  This week work continued on Units 6, 7, … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Anthropologist: The Language Learner

Well it’s that time of year again. All around the world students, professors, and a whole host of other people who identify as anthropologists have run off to “fieldsites” for … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

hostage media: Roméo Langlois in Colombia

In the news world, Colombia doesn’t get much airtime.  Afghanistan and Iraq make news every day, given that, say, there are wars of sorts going on in those countries.  While … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

(from Elfreth’s Alley Archaeology) The Online Sign Up Sheet for volunteering with the excavation at Elfreth’s Alley this summer is up and running!  Be sure to read all the directions … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment