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Joseph Gackstetter
· July 21, 2015
SIUE's Department of Anthropology offers more professional experience and better prepares their students for pursuing a successful career in Anthropology than any other universities. On top of their g...enius and awesome faculty! See More
Julie Zimmermann
· June 12, 2015
Well, clearly I think we're the best, and I generally don't offer an opinion on something unless I'm really sure about it.
Jessica Marie
· September 14, 2016
Loved being a student at SIUE. Best teachers ever!
Victoria Weaver
· October 11, 2013
One of the best departments at SIUE!
Anthropology Major Kathryn Powell is creating a comparative collection of Civil-War era ballistics for her senior project - we sometimes find fired and un-fired musket balls or other bullets at historic archaeological sites, so she’s collecting bullets of different calibers shot into different media to help identify what we find. She was able to enlist the help of Jim Leinecke and a local re-enactor group, and they were kind enough to let her help with the shooting. Here she is firing a Sharps rifle that was actually used in the Civil War. A big thanks to Jim for the help!
JUST TWO MORE WEEKS OF SUMMER!!!): I had a great bike ride yesterday, and my flowers are still alive despite the heat, but those field school students who helped out at Archaeology Day at Cahokia on Saturday can tell you that my archaeologist's tan is absolutely hopeless! Big THANKS to Chase, Austin, Quinten, and Brandon for helping me Saturday with SAA Principle #4, which is about public education and outreach. (That is, archaeologists should just do it! public education and outreach, that is.) Here are some 2016 field school pictures to look at while I get back to working on my tan...
YIKES, ONE MORE WEEK OF SUMMER!!! Forget about fixing my archaeology tan, I have to write syllabi. Here are some more field school photos!

Hey Friends, join us in welcoming critically acclaimed Urban Iroquois photographer Jeff Thomas back to the SIUE campus. He was last here in 2015, photographing Native American artifacts from the SIUE University Museum collections and local native landscapes. A show featuring those photographs and artifacts, Birdman Rising: Conversations Beyond Colonialism, will run at the Edwarsdville Art Center from March 23 to April 20. Jeff ...will be at the opening on Friday, March 23, from 6-8 pm. We hope to see you there!
Please also join us in advance of the show on campus to learn more about Jeff's work. We will screen a documentary, Shooting Indians: A Journey with Jeffrey Thomas (1997), on Wednesday, March 21st, at 6 pm in Peck 2304. At 7 pm, following the film, Jeff will give a lecture titled A Necessary Fiction: An Urban Indian in the Archives.
Jeff's visit is hosted by SIUE's Native American Studies program and its contributing departments, Anthropology, Historical Studies, and Philosophy, with the support of a generous grant from SIUE's College of Arts and Sciences.
The stunning photograph below is a taste of what you'll see at Jeff's show. We hope to see you there!

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