Anthropology students attend conference

Anthropology students attend conference

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Lycoming College students presented papers at the Northeastern Anthropology Association Annual Conference at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., March 25-26.

At the conference, the Lycoming students were part of a panel titled, "Biography, Theory, and the Future of Anthropology." Each student presented original work examining anthropological theory.

The group was accompanied by Dr. Ryan Adams, assistant professor of anthropology at Lycoming.

"The attendance at their panel was excellent – standing room only – and the question and answer period after their papers lasted almost an hour, as their ideas had generated an excellent discussion," said Adams.

Students presenting papers included:

Stephanie Barna, junior sociology major, "Meeting Margaret Mead: Personal and Theoretical Influences on Her Career"

Samantha Silverberg, junior archeology major, "Claude Lévi-Strauss and Structural Anthropology"

Taylor Lubsen, senior history major, "Ruth Benedict and Cultural Relativism"

Alyssa Webb, sophomore archaeology and political science major, "Franz Boas: Anti-prejudice and Scientific Anthropology"

Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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