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    UF finds oldest brewery in South America
        Page 1
    Faculty update
        Page 2
    Research update
        Page 3
    Faculty awards and honors
        Page 4
    Graduate student achievements
        Page 5
    Undergraduate student achievements
        Page 6
    Alumni news
        Page 7
    UF anthropologists assist tsunami relief efforts
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University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences SUm mer 2005

The beer-makers
made a brew
called chicha from
a small berry of
the molle pepper
plant. The final
product wouldn't
taste much like
modern beer or
even modern
chicha, which is
made from corn
and still enjoyed
by indigenous
people in the
area. Though it
probably was not
as strong as
today's beer,
Moseley said, "If
you drank a cou-
ple, you'd know it
was alcohol."

UF Team Finds Oldest

Brewery in South America

The oldest known brewery in the
SAndes has been uncovered by a
team led by UF archaeologists. The
remains were discovered at Cerro
Baul, a mountaintop city over
8,000 feet above sea level in south-
ern Peru. The facility is at least
1,000 years old and was capable of
churning out hundreds of gallons
of beer for the nobles who led the
pre-Incan Wari Empire.
The archaeological project was
led by Anthropology faculty
Michael Moseley and Susan
deFrance ( -PhD '93), along
with Patrick Ryan Williams ("
PhD '97), a Courtesy Assistant Pro-
fessor at UF and an Assistant Cura-
tor of Anthropology at the Field
Museum in Chicago. Donna Nash
( PhD '02) was field supervi-
sor. Peruvian colleagues on the
project were Ana Miranda, co-
Principal Investigator, and Adan
UF researchers have been
exploring Cerro Baul since 1993.
Last year they identified what Mose-
ley, a Distinguished Professor and
Interim Department Chair, called
"ritual libation halls" where Wari
noblemen apparently feasted and
,I! k. Figuring that the cele-
I., .. its had to be supplied some-
I .. ., the archaeologists expand-
I their investigation to try to
I.....ate the brewery, and found
r Ie remnants of the site.
The Cerro Baul facility
was used for beer-making
on a massive scale, not sim-
ple household consump-
tion. Remarkably, the
archaeological team has

found no nearby source
of water for the brewery.
In fact, the nearest possi-
ble source is hundreds of
feet down a steep moun-
tain trail. According to
Williams, "All food and
water-everything-had to be
brought up from below. That's
thousands of liters a day being
brought up on people's backs."
The difficulty of brewing large
quantities of beer in such severe
conditions highlights the religious
and ceremonial importance of
Cerro Baul. Andean peoples have
long venerated mountains as the
sacred link between earth and heav-
en. It also sheds light on the ritual
significance of beer-drinking and
feasting more generally.
Ritual intoxication was an
important element of Wari life,
Moseley said, with people drinking
heavily and exclusively at ceremonies
marking events such as the start of
the growing season. The drinking
halls "become a place where politics
are negotiated and economic deci-
sions are made, so this particular
complex is marvelous in so far as we
have both the brewing facility" and
the libation halls.
The Wari occupied
Cerro Baul from about
AD 550 to 1050, disap-
pearing for reasons not
fully understood before
the ascension of the Inca
empire in about 1300.
One of the most remark-
able elements of the site is
that the Wari people
apparently destroyed the

If you would like to donate to the project, please contact the CLAS

brewery in a ritual act, burning the
structure and throwing their mugs
into the embers. The archeologists'
finds include drinking mugs, deco-
rative copper plaques, small boxes
containing mineral pigments possi-
bly used for cosmetics, and numer-
ous beads. "After the ashes cooled,"
Moseley suggested, "they laid down
a half-dozen necklaces of semi-pre-
cious stones and they left."
The research was funded by a
$15,000 grant from the UF Foun-
dation and $15,000 from the
National Endowment for the
Humanities. NEH has also pledged
an additional $50,000 for the
work, to be matched by other
resources, to enable the researchers
to continue their investigation of
the site. Photos, maps and other
additional information about the
Cerro Baul dig can be found on the
web at www.fmnh.org/expeditions/
-from a CLASnotes story by Allyson Beutke

page 2 Department of Anthropology News Summer 2005

Faculty Update

The Anthropology Department continues to grow! This past academic year we welcomed four new
faculty, two at the professorial level and two assistant professors. In addition, three anthropologists
hired this year in other university units joined the department as affiliates. With Dr. Allan Burns
moving up to the dean's office (see story on this page), Distinguished Professor Michael Moseley
served as Interim Chair for the past academic year.

Welcome Ne
William (Willie)
Baber, Professor
(PhD '79, Stan-
ford University),
came to UF from
the University of
North Carolina at
Greensboro, following pr
positions at Tuskegee Uni
and Purdue University. A
tural and applied anthrop
he has general research in
in economic anthropology
more specifically seeks to
the connections between
ronment and disease. Dr.
Baber's most recent work
African American mascul
and HIV risk behavior. H
at work on a book on "Th
Social Ecology of Booker
Washington." He teaches
in applied anthropology,
ronment and disease, and
African American studies

w Anthropolo Facull
Faye V. arrison,
Professor (PhD
'82, Stanford
University), has a
joint appointment
with African
American Studies.
evious She was formerly Lindsay Young
versity Professor at the University of
cul- Tennessee-Knoxville. A social
ologist, anthropologist, she specializes in
terests the politics and political econo-
y, and my of social inequalities, partic-
trace ularly those associated with race,
envi- class, and gender. Dr. Harrison
has written on the urban infor-
is on mal economy and political vio-
inity lence inJamaica; the effects of
e's also the Special Period and the US
ie Embargo on Afro-Cubans; and
T. race, gender, and human rights
courses under the vagaries of global
envi- restructuring. She is also known
for her work on the history and
politics of anthropology. Her
current research focuses on
human rights organizing in the

US south, and she is especially
interested in mapping the pluri-
national alliances that activists
are building.

James Davidson,
Assistant Professor
(PhD '04, Uni-
versity of Texas,
Austin), is also
jointly appointed
with African
American Studies. A historical
archaeologist, he specializes in
post-bellum African American
contexts and mortuary archaeol-
ogy more generally. His prior
research focused on the Freed-
man's Cemetery in Dallas, a
burial ground for former slaves
used from 1869-1907. Dr.
Davidson plans to carry out sim-
ilar kinds of research in Florida.
He teaches classes in the archae-
ology of African American life,
historical archaeology, and the
archaeology of death.


Burns Tapped as Associate Dean
Allan F. Burns, Professor and Department Chair (since 1998), was selected
by Neil Sullivan, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to become
his new Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in August 2004. While serving as
Chair, Dr. Burns was responsible for a great deal of departmental growth. He
promoted new faculty development initiatives, including several joint hires
with other campus units. He supported
both faculty and student research, encour-
aging grantsmanship and fundraising to
provide needed resources. And he some-
how managed to find space for faculty and
student offices and laboratories. Dr. Burns
continues his research in Maya language
and culture in Yucatan and El Savador, as
well as among Maya immigrants in Florida.
The Anthropology Department is very
grateful for his many years of service as
Chair, and continues to benefit by his
presence on the faculty as well as in the
dean's office. Congratulations, Allan!

Welcome New Affiliates
Florence Babb, Vada Allen Yeomans Professor of Women's
Studies (PhD '81, SUNY-Buffalo), came to UF's Center for
Women's Studies and Gender Research from the University
of Iowa. Her research interests are feminist anthropology,
political economy, and urbanization, especially in Latin
Helene Blondeau, Assistant Professor (PhD 'oo, Uni-
versity of Montreal), is in the Department of Romance Lan-
guages and Literatures. Her research examines spoken data
from the sociolinguistic corpus of French.
Charles Bwenge, Assistant Professor (PhD '02, Uni-
versity of Virginia), assumed a joint position between the
Department of African and Asian Languages and Literatures
and Center for African Studies. His current work explores
the sociocultural and linguistic aspects underlying the pat-
terns of language change in the Tanzanian political setting.
Jonathan Bloch, Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Pale-
ontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, also
joined the department as an affiliate


Department of Anthropology News, Summer 2005

page 2

Augusto Otuecla-
Caycedo, A ..ir ,i
Professor (PhD
'93, University of
Pittsburgh), was
previously a Visit-
ing Assistant Pro-
fessor at the University of Ken-
tucky and an Associate Professor
at the Universidad Nacional de
Colombia. His research con-
cerns the historical ecology of
the Northwest and Upper Ama-
zon, focusing on the frontier
regions of Colombia, Peru, and
Brazil. His studies involve both
archaeological and ethnographic
investigations for interpreting
the changes in ecology and set-
tlement patterns of indigenous
peoples over long time periods.
He has conducted research in
the origins of food production,
pottery, and sedentism. He
teaches courses in historical
ecology, ecology of religion, and


Department of Anthropology News Summer 2005 page 3

Research Update

African Research Proj

UF Molecular Anthrc
Molecular anthropology at UF has offi-
cially moved into Africa. Research on
human migrations and donkey domesti-
cation in Africa has been funded by two
grants from the National Science Foun-
dation. Both projects will be carried out
in the two laboratories established by
Dr. Connie Mulligan.
In the Molecular Genetics Labo-
ratory research focuses on the emer-
gence of humans from Africa and sub-
sequent contacts across the Red Sea.
Blood samples for genetic analysis will
be collected from both Eritrea and
The other project is a collaboration
with Professor Fiona Marshall (Univer-
sity of Missouri-St. Louis) to be con-
ducted in the Ancient DNA

Doctoral candidate Heather Walsh-
Haney and John J. Schultz ( PhD
'03) showed off their forensic anthro-
pology skills in the Discovery Channel
series, MummyAutopy, this past spring.
Normally they work with law enforce-
ment officers, medical examiners, and
government officials, identifying the
victims of crimes of mass disasters (see
story p. 8). However, in this case they
were asked to examine individuals long
dead, many of them found in archaeo-
logical contexts, to see how they lived
and how they may have died. Walsh-
Haney appeared in four shows, studying
an Iron Age warrior and Egyptian

jects in

)pology Labs
Laboratory. Ancient DNA techniques
will be applied to museum specimens of
donkey and wild ass to determine where
and when the donkey was domesticated.
The African projects are in addi-
tion to ongoing molecular research into
the evolutionary history of Arctic popu-
lations and the genetics of alcohol
Dr. Connie Mulligan
in the Molecular
I I &

mummies. Schultz was in nine episodes,
dealing with a Peruvian mummy and
soldiers from the 1879 War of the Pacif-
ic. Both Schultz and Walsh-Haney have
signed on for additional shows, so con-
sult your TV guide to see them in
S i -, 1 H ,-,


Harrison Honored with SANA Prize
Faye Harrison, one of our new faculty, received the 2004 Society for the
Anthropology of North America (SANA) Prize for Distinguished Achievement
in the Critical Study of North America. The annual award is given to a senior-
level anthropologist who has made broad-based contributions to the field.
Harrison will officially be honored with the prize at the American Anthropo-
logical Association meeting in Washington, DC in November 2005.

Doctoral student
3nd his wife,
Slamie Anderson-
Waters (MA '04)
excavate a feature
in St. Augustine.

Florida's Early Settlements
UF's Historical Archaeology Field School for 2005
seeks to uncover remains of Florida's early history at the
Fountain ofYouth Park in St. Augustine. Directed by
Dr. Kathleen Deagan, Distinguished Research Curator
at the FLMNH, with the aid of graduate student Ingrid
Newquist, the student archaeologists and town volun-
teers are not looking for traces of Ponce de Leon!
Instead, they hope to find materials from three of the
state's most important historic sites: the large Timucua
Indian town of Seloy (ca. AD 1ooo-I65o), the original
settlement and fort of St. Augustine established in
Seloy's town by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565, and
the original location of the Nombre de Dios mission
(ca. I587-ca. 1650), the first Franciscan mission to the
American Indians. The findings of this project, sup-
ported by a grant from the Florida Department of State
Division of Historical Resources, will assist in the devel-
opment of a management plan to guide future develop-
ment and interpretation decisions at the Park. See
www.flmnh.ufl.edu/histarch/ for more information
about the Fountain of Youth Park site. Dr. Deagan's
extensive research in Spanish-American sites was the
cover feature of UF's Fall 2004 Explore magazine.

Assisting Human Rights
Doctoral student Shuala Drawdy. who has extensive expe-
rience in the forensic investigation of human rights abus-
es, will become one of the first employees of The Missing,
a project that works to recognize the rights of families to
know the fate of missing victims of genocide, civil war,
and war atrocities. Shuala anticipates being stationed in
either Belgrade, Serbia, where she will serve as a coordi-
nator and liaison for the various organizations working in
the Balkans, or in Tblisi, Republic of Georgia, where she
will be working to build local capacity for humanitarian
efforts in the wake of recent conflict in that area. She is a
student of Dr. Mike Warren (- PhD '97).

Moore is Editor of
New Encyclopedia of Race
Dr. John H. Moore was chosen as Editor-in-Chief of
the new Enyclopedia ofRace and Racism, to be published in
2006 by Macmillan. This will be the largest work ever
published on the subject, consisting of one million
words in four volumes. Among the Editors assisting
Dr. Moore are alumni Antoinette Jackson ( PhD
'04), nowAssistant Professor at the University of South
Florida, and Keith Akins ( PhD '98), Assistant
Professor at New Mexico State University.

Mummy Investigators: Forensic

Anthropologists Solve Really Cold Cases

Department of Anthropology News, Summer 2005

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page 4 Department of Anthropology News Summer 2005

Faculty Awards & Honors

Boinski is UFRF Professor
Dr. Sue Boinski has been selected to
receive a UF Research Foundation Pro-
fessorship award for 200oo5-2007. This
three-year professorship recognizes fac-
ulty with a distinguished record of
research and scholarship that is expected
to lead to continuing distinction in their
field. It comes with an impressive salary
supplement and an allocation to support Dr. Boinski's
research, which focuses on communication and other
social activities among capuchin monkeys in Suriname.

Woodrow Wilson Fellow
Dr. Brenda Chalfin has been awarded a
2005-2006 residential fellowship at the
WoodrowWilson International Center
for Scholars in Washington, DC. Dr.
Chalfin will work on a project entitled
"The Traffic in Sovereignty: Customs
Regimes as Global Governance." This
project explores issues from her research in Ghana,
which focuses on how the flow of goods and people
across international borders, as regulated by customs
officials, expresses a nation's sovereignty and identity.

Anthropologists Receive

UF Humanities Grants
Three Anthropology faculty received UF Humanities
Scholarship Enhancement Grants to further their
Dr. Stacey Langwick for her project entitled
"Global Traditions, Transnational Medicines." This
grant will fund research at the Traditional Medicine
Unit of the Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters of the
World Health Organization. Langwick seeks to examine
the development of Traditional Medicine as an inter-
nationally recognized category and its effects on med-
ical activism in Africa.
Dr. Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo for "Changing
Landscapes and Cultural Dynamics in the Tropical
Forest," to fund his continuing research in the histori-
cal ecology of tropical South America. Dr. Oyuela-
Caycedo also received a New Faculty Support Program
Grant from the UF School of Natural Resources and
Environment for a related project, "An Investigation of
Anthropic Soils in the Upper Amazon."
Dr. Rick Stepp for ethnobotanical research
among Belize Maya peoples, a project entitled "Endan-
gered Languages and Landscapes: Preserving Linguistic
and Biocultural Diversity in Southern Belize." Dr.
Stepp also received a UF-SNRE New Faculty Support
Grant to facilitate his work in "Belizean Maya Medici-
nal Plant Ethnoecology."

Outstanding Teachers
Dr. Marianne Schmink
received a UF Distin-
guished International
Educator Award, recog-
nizing outstanding inter-
national endeavors by fac-
ulty members in research,
teaching, and service in support of the
university's strategic goal of internation-
alizing the campus and curriculum.
Two anthropologists-Susan
deFrance and Michael
Heckenberger-were among II faculty
honored by the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences for excellence, innovation,

and effectiveness in teach-
ing for 2004- 2005. Dr.
deFrance conducts zooar-
chaeological research in
Latin America (see p. I)
and teaches courses in
museology. Dr. Hecken-
berger carries out ethno-archaeological
research in the South
American lowlands. He
teaches courses in archae-
ological and anthropolog-
ical theory and peoples of
the tropics.

Best Paper at African Conference
Dr. Anita Spring received a Best Paper Award and Best Presenter
Award at the International Academy of African Business Development
in Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania. The conference had over 100 papers and
200 participants from 25 countries, 12 in Africa and 13 in the US,
Europe, and Australia. The title of her paper was "African Women in
the Entrepreneurial Landscape: Reconsidering the Formal and Informal Sectors." It
examined the complex demographic, economic, and social factors impacting the
success of female entrepreneurs in eight African countries.

Grove Inducted into the AAAS
Dr. David C. Grove, Courtesy Professor, was inducted as a Fellow in
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Massa-
chusetts, in October 2004. Founded in 1780, the academy has
included some of the most influential leaders in arts and sciences,
politics, and journalism. Dr. Grove was honored for a career dedicat-
ed to the archaeology and prehistory of Mexico and for advancing knowledge of the
earliest civilizations there. He is also EmeritusJubilee Professor of Anthropology at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Internationalizing the
The UF International Center and
Transnational and Global Studies Cen-
ter provides grants for internationaliz-
ing the curriculum. Four Anthropology
faculty received those awards:
Dr. Brenda Chalfin for a summer
field school in Urban African Ethnog-
raphy, in collaboration with faculty and
students from the Institute of African
Studies at the University of Ghana-
Legon. The program is open to gradu-
ate students and advanced undergradu-
ates from UF and peer institutions and
is slated to start summer 2006.
Dr. Abdoulaye Kane for a new
undergraduate course, "Africans
Abroad." The course will focus on the
flow of African labor migrants and

refugees to Europe and North America,
investigating how they incorporate
themselves into Western cities and yet
maintain relations with their home
countries and communities.
Dr. Peter R. Schmidt for a field
school at Qohaito, an ancient city in
southern Eritrea. The field school will
examine the history of the Horn of
Africa and international trade systems,
the changing configurations of ethnic
groups over the last three millennia in
Eritrea, and the archaeology of Qohaito.
Beginning in 2005, UF and University
of Asmara faculty will jointly teach it.
Dr. Steve Brandt is one of a group
of faculty proposing a new Study Abroad
program in the Horn of Africa.

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Graduate Student Achievements

Frize Winners
Laurel Freas received theJ. Lawrence Angel Award in
February for the best student paper in the Physical
Anthropology section of the American Academy of
Forensic Sciences. She is UF's 3rd Angel Award win-
ner! (Advisor: Dr. Mike Warren)
Adam D. Kii took first place in the National
Association for Practicing Anthropology Best Student
Paper Competition, 2004, for his paper on the impact
of AIDS on funeral culture in Malawi. He was quoted
in the 2004 AAAAnnual Report. (Advisor: Dr. Russ
Michelle Edwards received the DelmosJones
Award to subsidize travel to the Society for Applied
Anthropology meeting, where she delivered a paper on
heritage tourism, ecological imperialism, and slave cas-
tles. (Advisor: Dr. Brenda Chalfin)
NeillJ. Wallis won the 2005 Student Paper Com-
petition at the meeting of the Florida Archaeological
Society in Gainesville for his paper, "The Case for Swift
Creek Paddles as Totemic Symbols: Some Anthropolog-
ical Considerations." (Advisor: Dr. Ken Sassaman)

UF Award Winners
Heather Walsh-Haney, Graduate Student Teaching
Award; Judith Anderson, Ethan Cole and Aren Del
Vecchio, Center for Latin American Studies Interdisci-
plinary Research Grant; Amy Cox, William Carter Field
Research Grant; Michelle Lefebvre, A. Curtis Wilgus
Fellowship; Ava Lasseter and Pio Saqui, Tropical Con-
servation and Development Field Research Grant; Luis
Symanski, Charles Wagley Research Fellowship; Erich
Fisher and Helina Woldekiros Solomon, Foreign
Language Area Scholarships (Africa).

Department Award Winners
Alicia Lusiardo and Christopher Berry were honored
with Polly and Paul Doughty Research Fellowships
for summer projects in Latin America. Alicia will col-
lect data applicable to human rights forensic work
(Advisor: Dr. Mike Warren). Chris will use his award to
study the impact of development on women's gender
identity in Brazil (Advisor: Dr. Marianne Schmink).
Aline Gubrium and Eric Minzenberg received
support for their final year of dissertation research and
writing with a John M. Goggin Memorial Scholarship.

Fellowships and Grant
Shanna Williams
received a prestigious
Ford Foundation Pre-
doctoral Fellowship.
Three years of funding
will support her project
"Is Facial Aging Only Skin
Deep? Assessing Senescence in the Mid
facial Skeleton." Shanna collected data
this summer at the Smithsonian Institu
tion. (Advisor: Dr. Tony Falsetti)
Michelle Lefebvre won the Dienje
M. E. Kenyon Fellowship for zooar-
chaeological research from the Society
for American Archaeology. (Advisor:
Dr. Susan deFrance)
Tim Fogarty was awarded a Ful-
bright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation
Research Abroad Fellowship for research
on the cultural and organizational logic
of NGOs that bring North American
volunteer vacationers, development
tourists, and solidarity travelers to
Nicaraguan villages to participate in
development projects. (Advisor: Dr.
Anthony Oliver-Smith)
Ryan Theis has been recommend-
ed for a Fulbright award to conduct
research in the causes of homelessness in
Switzerland. (Advisor: Dr. Allan Burns)
Antonio de la Pefia received a
grant from the National Science Foun-
dation for his dissertation research,
"The Inequality of Social Capital: A
Comparative Approach to Assess the
Usefulness of Social Capital Measures in
Economic Development." (Advisor: Dr.
Anthony Oliver-Smith).

Association of Physical Anthropolo-
gists, Milwaukee-Rebecca Gray, Drew
Kitchen, Erin Waxenbaum; Society
for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe-
Michelle Edwards, Erich Fisher,
Tim Fogarty, Adam Kii; Southeast-
ern Archaeological Conference, St.
Louis-Meggan Blessing, Asa Ran-
dall, Jamie Waggoner; International

David Haskell received grants from
the Foundation for the Advancement of
Mesoamerican Studies, Inc., and the
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropo-
logical Research for archaeological excava-
tions at a Tarascan Empire site in west
Mexico. (Advisor: Dr. Susan Gillespie)
Erin Waxenbaum received a
Smithsonian Summer Internship to
research the temporal and spatial effects
on human growth and development in
three Native North American popula-
tions for her dissertation. (Advisor: Dr.
Anthony Falsetti)
Erin Kennedy was awarded a
Sigma Xi grant for zooarchaeological
research in Guatemala, examining how
ancient Maya people traded animal
products. (Advisor: Dr. Kitty Emery)
Kamal Feriali held a UF Coca
Cola World Citizenship Award inJor-
dan interning with Mercy Corps, a US-
based international development and
relief organization. (Advisor: Dr. Paul
Joe Hefner (a prior Angel Award
winner) and Ron Wright were awarded a
grant from the Forensic Sciences Foun-
dation to examine post-bregmatic
depression (a cranial trait) using 3D
morphometrics. (Advisor: Dr. Mike
Drew Kitchen, Rebecca Gray and
Amy Non received travel awards to
attend courses at the Summer Institute
for Statistical Genetics at North Car-
olina State University. (Advisor: Dr.
Connie Mulligan)

Generous donations from the Friends
of Anthropology and Custom Copies
Graduate Travel Fund enable our stu-
dents to attend and give papers at inter-
national, national, and regional profes-
sional meetings and conferences.

Conference on EthiopianJews, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia-Rebecca Klein; Second
Annual Africa Genome Conference, Cairo, Egypt-Drew Kitchen; Association of
Latin American Forensic Anthropologists-Alicia Lusiardo.

For more information on contributing to departmental awards and scholarships, see page 8.

Paper Presenters at Professional Meetings
American Anthropological Association, Atlanta-David Haskell; Society for Ameri-
can Archaeology, Salt Lake City-Asa Randall, Helina Woldekiros Solomon, Neill
Wallis, Erin Waxenbaum; American


page 6 Department of Anthropology News Summer 2005

Undergraduate Student Achievements

We congratulate our sen-
iors heading off for grad-
uate and professional
Christine Armstrong is
pursuing a Sociology
PhD at North Carolina
State University-fully
funded for five years.
Kathleen Beazell is
attending UF's College of
Meghan Beverung is
attending San Francisco

Seniors' Futures Are Looking Bright!

State University's Muse-
um Studies program.
Angela Canoy is applying
to medical school and
interning with Heather
Walsh-Haney in Ft.
Myers, setting up the
forensic facility for Flori-
da Gulf Coast University
volunteer work in med-
ical anthropology.
Carol Colannino is
attending University of
Georgia to study zooar-

chaeology-funded for
four years.
June Drake is attending
Universidad Aut6noma
de Yucatan for a degree
in skeletal anthropology,
forensic and human
rights investigations in
Heather Garvin is
attending Mercyhurst
College in Erie, PA, for a
Master's degree in Foren-
sic Anthropology-fully

Manuel Lopez is attend-
ing UF's PhD program in
Counseling Psychology.
Heather Nagy is attend-
ing Duke University's
Environmental Manage-
ment program.
Amy Nichols is attending
University of British
Columbia for Classical,
Near Eastern, and Reli-
gious Studies.
Kelly Palmer is getting a

UF's Masters degree in
Public Health.
Georgia Weissman is
attending Stony Brook
University (SUNY) to
study Theoretical Lin-
guistics, focusing on His-
torical Linguistics, with a
full assistantship and a
University Fellowship.

Undergraduate Award Winners
Brendan O'Sullivan Award: This award was created in
memory of Brendan O'Sullivan, who died soon after being
named a UF valedictorian in 1999. It recognizes the spring
graduating anthropology major with the highest GPA. The
2005 winner is Daniel Golden of Miami. Daniel, whose wife
Nicole was also an anthropology major ( BA '04), plans
to attend the University of Miami medical school.

Patricia Essenpreis Award: This scholarship for female
students helps to defray expenses to attend archaeological field
school. It is named in memory of Dr. Patricia Essenpreis, a
faculty archaeologist. The 2005 winner is Rachel Kirby.
e Rachel, who hails from St. Augustine, used her fellowship to
attend the UF St. Johns Archaeological Field School directed
by Dr. Ken Sassaman.
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Lambda Alpha Activities
Lambda Alpha is the national Anthropology Honor Society. This past year UF chap-
ter President Meghan Beverung, assisted by member Jason Bell, wrote a constitution
to have the organization recognized as a UF Honor Society. Dr. John Krigbaum is
the faculty advisor. The UF chapter organized field trips and is working on a web site.

Phi Beta Kappa
Eleven Anthropology seniors were inducted into the Beta Chapter of Florida,
Phi Beta Kappa. This is the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic
honor society. Both high GPA and breadth of coursework in the liberal arts are
factors in the selection process. National bylaws restrict election to 0o% or less
of the graduating class on an annual basis. UF's chapter, chartered in the
I930s, is one of fewer than 300 chapters across the country. We are proud of
these exceptional anthropology majors: Carol Eliza Colaninno, Daniel Bryan
Golden, Sommer Nichole Gray, Drew Spencer Helmus, Jessica Himmelberg-
er, Amy Carlile Nichols, Candice Nicole Pippin, Sherin E Smallwood,
Stephanie M Spence, Natalia R Terreros, and Steven Adam Zeiger.

Outstanding Undergrads
Many of our majors graduate in the fall
or summer and may miss out on the
shower of awards that awaits the spring
grads. Kristen Fellows, a homegrown
gator raised in Gainesville, is one such
student. She received her BA in Fall
2004 with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Kristen
was accepted for graduate study at the University of
Pennsylvania, with full funding, to study gender and
identity in historical archaeology. This past spring she
worked at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Congratulations, Kristen!

The University Scholars Program
matches outstanding undergraduate
students with faculty mentors to provide
a realistic research experience. Anthro-
pology major Mandy Sunshine Baily
was chosen for this program, under the
tutelage of Dr. Gerald Murray. Being
a University Scholar allowed her to undertake field
research in Paraguay, returning to the community
where she had served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from
1998 until 2000. The paper that Mandy wrote from
this research, entitled "Social, Ecological, and Eco-
nomic Considerations on the Impacts of Globalization
in a Small-Farm Community of Paraguay," was selected
for publication in the Journal of Undergraduate
Research (www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/jur).
Lindsey Williams, another University Scholar,
researched and wrote a presentation with Dr. Connie
Mulligan on "Allelic variation at alpha-synuclein and
alcohol dependence in two American Indian popula-
tions." It was presented at the American Association of
Physical Anthropologists annual meeting in Milwaukee.


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Alumni News

AIDS and Witchcraft
Alex Rodlach recently
defended his dissertation
entitled "Blaming 'Oth-
ers' for HIV/AIDS in an
Urban Township in Zim-
babwe: Witchcraft Beliefs
and Conspiracy Theo-
ries," under the guidance of Dr. Gerald
Murray. Alex focused his research on
popular beliefs about the AIDS epidemic

Alumni Newsmakers
Nicholas Honerkamp (PhD '80) is Chair
of the Anthropology Department at the
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Charles Ewen (PhD '87) was promoted
to full professor in the Anthropology
Department of East Carolina University
in Greenville, North Carolina.
Bonnie G. McEwan (PhD '88), Director
of the San Luis Archaeological and His-
torical site in Tallahassee, was awarded $I
million from the National Endowment
for the Humanities for the San Luis
research program and $2.6 million from
the Florida legislature to reconstruct the
17th century Spanish fort of San Luis.
Kate Hoffman (PhD '90) is Vice-Presi-
dent ofJanus Research, Inc., a historic
preservation and archaeology consulting
firm based in St. Petersburg.
HollyAnn Williams (PhD '95), who
works for the Malaria Branch at the Cen-
ters for Disease Control and Prevention,
received the 2005 Distinguished Alumni
Award from the School of Nursing at the
University of Pittsburgh.

in Africa
in southern Zimbabwe, especially rela-
tionships linking HIV/AIDS to witchcraft
and conspiracy suspicions. Alex, who will
receive the PhD in December, has two
European publishers interested in his dis-
sertation. He has already been offered a
job as director of a famous anthropologi-
cal research institution in Germany as well
as editorship of the ethnographic journal
Anthropos. Congratulations, Alex!

Fred Smith (PhD '02), currently at
Western Michigan University, has accept-
ed a position as Assistant Professor at the
College of William and Mary, Williams-
burg, Virginia, starting Fall 2005.
David Mayorga (BA'03) is Special Assis-
tant to the Chief of Staff of the House of
Representatives Committee on Science.
Richard Wallace (PhD '04) is working as
a Researcher on a project with Brazilian
universities and NGOs in a consortium
funded by USAID-Brazil to support
community forestry and links with mar-
kets in Brazil's Amazon and Atlantic For-
est regions.
William Schumann (PhD '05) will
assume an NEH-Endowed Chair in
Appalachian Studies at Berea College,
Kentucky, where he will develop an eth-
nology of Appalachian and Welsh com-
munities' post-coal economy.
Christian Russell (PhD '05) has accept-
ed a position as Research Scientist for the
UF Land Use and Environmental
Change Institute.

Congratulations to our Newest Alumni!
PhD Recipients MA Recipients
Summer '04 Summer '04 Spring '05
Mark Davidheiser Maranda Almy Erich Fisher
Fall '04 Meggan Blessing Laurel Freas
Suzanne Abel Benjamin Burkley Asmeret Ghebreigziabiher
Antoinette Jackson Erin Ehmke Melissa Gold
Birgitta Kimura Jennifer Hotzman David Hines
Sharyn O'Day Laurie Kauffman Robert Hussey
Richard Wallace Stephanie Litka Dorion Keifer
Spring'05 NeillWallis Alicia Luisardo
Aline Gubrium Fall '04 Julienne Obadia
Joseph (Christian) Russell Anna Auten
William Schumann Lorraine Chaudry-
Fatma Soud Campbell
If you have news to share or suggestions for future articles, contact us at www@anthro.i

Calling All Grad Alumni
The Anthropology Department is embarking on a
project to determine how our PhD and MA students
have fared since the department was founded some 30
years ago. Dr. Maxine Margolis is
spearheading this initiative to locate a1
our graduate degree-holders. Beginni n
fall 2005 she will scour the AAA Guidl- or
and other data bases, engage internet
search engines, and query professors c.,n IA
cohort members to find out what kinds
of employment and career choices our graduate stu-
dents have made. This information will be fed into a
data base the department can use to assess the success of
our degree programs and to evaluate our graduate cur-
riculum and training. You can help us get the ball
rolling by sending an email to the department with
yourjob title and contact information
(www@anthro.ufl.edu). Once this data base is on track,
the project may be extended to gauge the career success
of our more numerous BA degree holders.

Alumni Media Watch
Dr. Barbara Purdy, UF Professor Emerita (PhD '71),
was profiled in the May 2005 issue of The SAAArchaeolog-
ical Record.
Dr. R. Celeste Ray, UF Honors graduate (BA'98) and
Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the
University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, was
interviewed on National Public Radio's program, The
Tartan Spangled Banner. Dr. Ray's UF Honor's thesis,
"Erin Go Braugh," concerned Irish culture and society.
Jamie Anderson-Waters's (MA'04) thesis research on
the archaeology of children in colonial St. Augustine
was featured in Science magazine's "Science for Kids"
in May 2005.
John Schultz (PhD '03), Assistant Professor at Universi-
ty of Central Florida, appeared in the Discovery Chan-
nel's MummyAutopsy programs (see story, page 3).

"Missing" Alumni?
Do you know of any UF Anthropology
Alumni who are not receiving their copy of
the newsletter? Please help us keep our
mailing lists as accurate as possible. Send
information on any "missing" alumni or
your own address changes to the Depart-
ment of Anthropology. Thank you!


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UF Anthropologists Assist

Tsunami Relief Efforts
O n December 26, 2004, the sumed to be
largest recently recorded dead-most of
tsunami struck most of the South them foreign
East Asian coastline. Over nationals. Among
500,000 people died, and the those who
total number of fatalities may answered the call
never be known. A massive relief for experts in human identifica-
effort was quickly organized tion were UF faculty Dr. Tony
from around the world to assist Falsetti and doctoral student
survivors and help identify the Paul Emanovsky.
dead. In Thailand alone, more Emanovsky was deployed to
than 8,200 were known or pre- Thailand in January as an
employee at the Department of
Defense's Joint Pacific Account-
ing Command and Central
Identification Laboratory, whose
primary mission is to identify
and repatriate fallen US service
members. He is a student of Dr.
Mike Warren.
Falsetti, associate professor
Falsetti in the C.A. Pound Lab and Director of UF's C. A.

Department of Anthropology News, Summer 2005

Pound Human Identification
Laboratory, spent three weeks in
March in Phuket at the Thai
Tsunami Victim Identification
and Information Management
Center (TTVI-IMC) as a Disaster
Victim Identification team leader
for Kenyon International, a
worldwide disaster management
company. In Phuket victim
records were evaluated and recon-
ciled by forensic experts in fin-
gerprinting, dentistry, digital evi-
dence, scenes of crime officers,
and DNA before identification
was released to the embassy of the
home country of the decedents.

Falsetti reports: "The
TTVI-IMC was like a mini
'United Nations' of individuals
committed to identifying the
dead so they could be repatriated
to their families. I could not
help but be awed by the power of
the natural environment as I saw
firsthand the tremendous dam-
age done to the natural environ-
ment, hotels and resorts, and
sailing vessels. My experiences in
Thailand were very positive given
the enormity of the task. The
opportunity to work with foren-
sic specialists from nearly ?n
countries was an honor."

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and graduate scholarships, dissertation and field school awards, lecture series, laboratory enhancements, and other initiatives. It's easy to
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Research (for female undergraduates to attend field school)
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Majors (honors the highest-ranking major at spring graduation)
O Polly and Paul Doughty Graduate Research Award (for gradu-
ate student research in Latin America)
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archaeology PhD students in their final year)
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for PhD students in cultural anthropology, biological anthropol-
ogy, and linguistic anthropology in their final year)
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