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K-State Today Student Edition

November 2, 2018

Anthropology students and faculty present at Plains Anthropological Conference

Submitted by Jakob Hanschu and Lauren W. Ritterbush

-	K-State seniors in anthropology, Kaylee Kerns and Jakob Hanschu, present their research at the 76th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference, October 27, 2018, San Antonio, TX.

K-State was well-represented at the 2018 Plains Anthropological Conference Oct. 24-27 in San Antonio. Seven seniors in anthropology and one non-degree seeking student attended the four-day conference.

Student participation included a poster presentation, organizing a symposium and presenting a single-authored paper, and presentation of a co-authored research paper.

Kaylee Kerns, senior in anthropology, and Jakob Hanschu, senior in anthropology and geography, co-authored a poster presenting their independent research completed over the past two years, "Assessing Public Perceptions of Archaeology in Kansas."

Hanschu co-organized with Ryan Klataske, instructor of anthropology, an interdisciplinary symposium titled "An Active Environment: Landscapes and Natural Resources on the Plains and Prairie." Participants in this symposium included professionals with K-State ties:

  • Hanschu, "Agencies, Assemblages, and Applications: Theorizing Agricultural Drainage in Iowa."
  • Amber Campbell, project manager/lead USDA-NIFA_CAP Great Plains Grazing grant specialist and adjunct assistant professor of anthropology, "Climate Change and the Ecological Context of Beef Production in the Great Plains."
  • Klataske, "Conservation and Engaged Anthropology in the Great Plains."
  • K-State anthropology alumnus and archaeologist with the Kansas Historical Society, Eric Skov, 2008 bachelor's graduate in anthropology, "Looking Up: Patterns of Site Distributions on Upland Landscapes in Northeastern Kansas."

Jim Ralston, non-degree seeking student, co-authored a presentation of his research with Professor Lauren W. Ritterbush titled "Search for the Kanza Indian Eastern Treaty Community."

Brad Logan, research associate professor, presented "Quixote Feasts: Woodland Period Burned Rock Features in the Kansas City Locality."

Others in attendance from K-State included Ashley Flowers, senior in anthropology and graduate student seeking a Professional Master of Technology; Abigail Graham, senior in anthropology; Angela Kay, sophomore in anthropology; Artemis King, senior in anthropology; and Haley Reinhard, senior in anthropology.

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