Suzanne Pilaar Birch and an international research team awarded significant funding for an ancient Near East project

Suzanne Pilaar Birch stands in front of a shelf holding animal skulls

An international research team that includes assistant professor of anthropology and geography Suzanne Pilaar Birch has been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council UK funding for their four-year project on Radical Death and Early State Formation in the Ancient Near East

Read more about the project in a Franklin Chronicles post here.

Jessica Cook Hale Sheds New Light on the Mysteries of Underwater Archaeology

In her newest Southeastern Archaeology publication, Jessica Cook Hale explores the underwater world of the Econfina Channel site in Apalachee Bay, Florida. Hale takes the plunge into offshore submerged sites to obtain valuable data concerning many questions of interest to archaeology, including what form coastal occupations may have taken during periods before the establishment of modern coastlines and late Holocene climate and ecological conditions.

Anthropology Day

Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate their discipline while sharing it with the world. The Department of Anthropology at UGA has organized activities and displays to showcase how this field helps in understanding humanity's past, present and future.

Anthropology major is UGA’s Student of the Week


Shivani is a junior double-majoring in anthropology and biology with a certificate in nonprofit management. Her passion for social justice continues to give her life at the university depth and meaning. She's already begun a vital role that she'll address as a physician: working to alleviate the vast healthcare disparity between rural and larger communities

Learn more about Shivani here.

Jennifer Birch and graduate assistant are “Dating Iroquoia”

Detail of map

UGA’s Jennifer Birch and Cornell University’s Sturt Manning are investigators for a National Science Foundation grant, “Establishing a High-Resolution Framework for Age Determination.” A team including graduate assistant Megan Anne Conger works to date Northern Iroquoian sites to new, acutely accurate placements now possible with astonishing developments in radiocarbon dating techniques.