Kyle Hickman - Sociology-Anthropology Major
Kyle Hickman spent several months during the summer participating in an undergraduate internship within the Anthropology Department of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City where he worked hands-on with the casts and re-creations of fossils. These fossils ranged from the earliest known organisms along the line of human evolution including: Homo erectus, Homo ergaster, Australopithecus afarensis, Australopithecus boisei, and Homo neanderthalensis, just to name a few. His job in the Anthropology Department was to analyze the human evolution collection and successfully re-organize the collection into geographical designations, rather than its previous method of particular species. This process included cataloging every single bone and artifact within the collection, documenting them in the Sociology-Anthropology database, and re-organizing them into a manner where they could be found more easily. The collection eventually consisted of an extensive organization of African, Western European, Middle Eastern, and Eastern Asia casts, along with several miscellaneous locations. Having recently graduated from Lycoming, Kyle is currently working in Indianapolis, IN as a Chapter Management Consultant for the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. His future plans include graduate school for anthropology.