Announcements

  • We assure all Anthropology students that we are here to support you in these difficult times. Our program follows the American Anthropological Association and affirms our commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and human rights. We call on our faculty, staff, and student colleagues to apply their research, scholarship, practice, and teaching to overturning the deeply entrenched institutional sources of race-based inequality that are barriers to a more just and sustainable world.

    A few announcements:

    • Dr. Delaney is currently the chair of Anthropology. Please contact her with any program or faculty concerns-- praise of faculty, staff, students, and program actions are also welcomed!  
    • Dr. Jaime Matera is the undergraduate advisor. Please contact him regarding major/minor paperwork
    • Dr. Matera is advisor for the Anthropology Club.
    • Research/travel funds: each academic year every CI student may apply for up to $700 for research funds or to travel to conference (as a presenter, or simply if attending). In the COVID-19 era, the money can only be used for virtual conference registration, or for select resource needs (such as online database subscriptions). See below for more suggested conferences. Please note, registration fees will not be covered for conferences “taking place” in Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Iowa, Idaho. You may also contact Dr. Delaney for more information.

    Upcoming Conferences

    Society of California Archaeology 2021 annual meeting will be virtual. Visit the SCA website for more information.

    Students may apply for travel and registration funds. Applications must be submitted at least 8 weeks in advance. Contact Dr. Delaney by May 30, 2020 if you interested in attending the CA archaeology meetings.

    Academic Conferences to consider attending during 2020-2021 academic year:

    • American Anthropological Association, Annual Meeting in St. Louis, 18-22 November 2020
    • Society for California Archaeology March 2021, Redding, CA
    • Southwestern Anthropological Association, April 2021 in Albuquerque, NM
    • Society for Applied Anthropology, Norfolk, Virginia, March 23-27, 2021.
    • Society for American Archaeology, April 14-18 , 2021, San Francisco, California
    • American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 2021:  Baltimore, April 7-10

    Grants, Fellowships and Internships

    Conference travel funds

    Each academic year every CI student may apply for up to $700 for research funds or to travel to conference (as a presenter, or simply if attending). In the COVID-19 era, the money can only be used for virtual conference registration, or for select resource needs (such as online database subscriptions). See below for more suggested conferences. Please note, registration fees will not be covered for conferences “taking place” in Alabama, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.  Applications for virtual conferences must be made at least 4 weeks in advance. You may also contact Dr. Delaney for more information or go to the student research page: https://www.csuci.edu/studentresearch/opportunities/travel-support.htm.

    Student Research awards—keep these in mind in the future

    Charles E Rozaire Award for Student Research in California Archaeology

    See the bulletin board or Dr. Delaney for more information or visit the SCA website for more information about Charles E Rozaire

    ALLOWABLE EXPENSES

    Funding from the award (up to $2,000) may be used for fieldwork or collections expenses directly related to the study. These include travel to and from the field or museum; lodging, camping, and food to support a field crew; data collection; and/or the purchase or maintenance of minor field equipment (i.e., items under $300 such as shovels and screens). Expenses may also include initial stages of laboratory analysis associated with preparing the collection for further study and curation (e.g., illustrations or casting of artifacts, assistance with artifact or ecofact identification, purchase of curation supplies such as boxes or bags). Expenses not allowed include salary or stipends to field participants, tuition, or purchase of equipment over $300.

    James A. Bennyhoff Memorial Fund Award

    • $1,500 cash for any purpose directly related to the study
    • 100 obsidian hydration readings (courtesy of Origer’s Obsidian Laboratory);
    • up to 50 obsidian source analyses (courtesy of Richard Hughes at Geochemical Research Laboratory); and,
    • up to four AMS dates courtesy of the CAMS facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    Dr. James A. Bennyhoff had a 45-year field and research career with remarkable accomplishments and huge contributions to California and Great Basin archaeology. His impact can still be measured today in the efforts of new students inspired by his work. Students are doing research on: (1) artifacts in existing collections; (2) development, significant refinement, and/or modification of time–sensitive typologies or seriation studies; or (3) existing culture historical taxonomic frameworks, please have them submit a research paper, along with a support letter from you.

    Usually due in December, with a letter of support.

    See the bulletin board or Dr. Delaney for more information or visit the SCA website for more information about James A. Bennyhoff

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