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March 31, 2017



Anthropology faculty and student present at 39th annual Flint Hills Archaeological Conference

By Lauren Ritterbush

Archaeology faculty and an undergraduate student in the sociology, anthropology, and social work department represented K-State at the 39th annual Flint Hills Archaeological Conference in Arkansas City, Kansas, March 23-25.

Lauren W. Ritterbush, associate professor of archaeology, and co-authors Jakob Hanschu, junior in anthropology and geography, and Brad Logan, research associate professor, presented "Archaeological Evaluation of a Prehistoric Mound in Riley County, Kansas." This research is based on initial data recovery completed as part of the 2016 Kansas Archaeological Field School.

Hanschu also presented his independent research "Spatial Patterning of Prehistoric Burial Mounds in Northeastern Kansas." Funding for his research and travel to the conference was provided by K-State's College of Arts and Sciences as an Undergraduate Research Award and a Research Travel Award.

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