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April 13, 2017

Anthropology students attend conference in Lincoln, Nebraska

Submitted by Jakob Hanschu

Students at conference with Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Fred Smith (Illinois State University)

Four K-State anthropology students recently attended the Central States Anthropological Society's annual conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Jenevieve Corona, Jakob Hanschu, Rosemary Harris and Samuel Kempf attended various lectures, presentation sessions, workshops and other events at the conference.

The students also competed against students from many other schools in the AnthroBowl, and placed second after multiple rounds of overtime.

Hanschu presented his paper "Assessing Integrity of Burial Features: A Kansas Case Study" as a part of a session focused on archaeology. The paper discussed research related to the findings of the Kansas Archaeological Field School in June 2016. Lauren Ritterbush, associate professor of archaeology at K-State, served as Hanschu's mentor for the paper, and also attended the conference.

The distinguished lecture at the conference was given April 7 by Fred Smith from Illinois State University. Arthur Durband, associate professor of biological anthropology, transported about a dozen other K-State students to Lincoln to attend the lecture by Smith, his mentor.

The conference provided a valuable opportunity to present research, attend presentations by other anthropologists, and network within the anthropological community.

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