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Anthropology and Earth Science students, faculty attend 75th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference

Posted on October 12, 2017

Twelve students and five faculty members from the Department of Anthropology and Earth Science attended the Plains Anthropological Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota from October 4-17, 2017. The following seven co-authored talks and posters were presented, encompassing research across archaeology, cultural anthropology, geoarchaeology, geology, and GIS:  Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty Present at International Conference on Archaeological Prospection

Posted on September 25, 2017

Rinita Dalan and George Holley (Anthropology and Earth Science) recently attended the 12th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection at the University of Bradford, England. Rinita was invited to present a keynote lecture on the development of archaeological geophysics in the U.S. Rinita and George also presented a coauthored paper with colleagues from the University of Arkansas, PaleoCultural Research Group, and the Midwest Archeological Center on using subsurface geophysical methods to understand Northern Plains earthlodges.

George Holley and Rinita Dalan attended archaeological conference

Posted on November 10, 2015

George Holley and Rinita Dalan (Anthropology and Earth Science) attended the 59th annual Midwest Archaeological Conference in Milwaukee, WI, November 5-7. George Holley presented a paper entitled “A New Incised Catlinite Tablet Style from the Red River of the Northeastern Plains”. Rinita Dalan coauthored a paper “Archaeological Prospection at Aztalan: Results of the 2014 National Park Service Geophysics Workshop” with fellow instructors from the National Park Service workshop. Five anthropology and geoscience alumni also presented papers and posters at the conference.

Rinita Dalan, George Holley, and Mike Michlovic attended 58th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference

Posted on October 07, 2014

Rinita Dalan, George Holley, and Mike Michlovic attended the 58th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference in Champaign, Illinois, October 2-4. Dalan co-authored two papers and participated in a meeting on the Digital Hopewell project. Holley was selected to represent Minnesota in an all-day ceramic workshop on the late prehistory of the Midwest.

Anthropology and Earth Science faculty present papers at Plains Anthropological Conference

Posted on October 02, 2013

Rinita Dalan, George Holley, and Michael Michlovic of Anthropology and Earth Science will be presenting papers at the 71st Annual Plains Anthropological Conference in Loveland, Co., during the week of Oct. 2-6. These papers present results on on-going research in North Dakota and Minnesota, which include student contributions.

Anthropology & Earth Science faculty, students attend conference

Posted on February 15, 2013

Michael Michlovic and George Holley, Anthropology and Earth Science, took four students to attend the 2013 Council for Minnesota Archaeology conference Feb. 8 and 9 at Inver Hills Community College. Holley presented a paper co-authored by Michlovic and Rinita Dalan on “Rexamining Plains Village Cultures in Minnesota.”

Faculty from Anthropology and Earth Science department publish research

Posted on November 08, 2012

Michael Michlovic, George Holley and Rinita Dalan published a research note in The Minnesota Archaeologist, volume 70, 2011 “Swift County Archaeological Survey, 2010.” This publication is the result of their research funded by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment.

George Holley will present lecture at Becker County Historical Society Museum

Posted on September 12, 2012

George Holley, Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, will present a lecture at the Becker County Historical Society Museum, Detroit Lakes, on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 12:00 entitled “Technological and Cultural Innovations in the Native American Past.”

Anthropology and Earth Science faculty awarded grant for $39,900

Posted on June 22, 2012

Michael Michlovic and George Holley, Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, were awarded a $39,900 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society and the Oversight Board of the Statewide Survey of Historical and Archaeological Sites. The grant is concerned with dating the enigmatic Plains Village culture in Western Minnesota and was funded by the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

MSUM archeology class digging up North Dakota history

Posted on May 29, 2012

Lisbon, ND (WDAY TV) – Long before settlers from Europe arrived on the Great Plains, a large number of Native American populated the area. An MSUM archeology class is digging up their history from over 500 years ago.

By: Rob Kupec, WDAY

Long before settlers from Europe arrived on the Great Plains, a large number of Native American populated the area. An MSUM archeology class is digging up their history from over 500 years ago.

On a bluff overlooking the Sheyenne River just east of Lisbon, North Dakota, a team of MSUM students is digging and sifting their way into the past looking for evidence of people that lived here between 1200 and 1400. Read the rest of this entry →

George Holley was a keynote speaker at the North Dakota Archaeological Association meeting

Posted on May 01, 2012

George Holley, Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, was a keynote speaker at the annual North Dakota Archaeological Association meeting held at Jamestown College on April 28.

Attend the 16th Unity Conference “Charting New Directions”

Posted on April 09, 2012

Organización Latina Americana invites you to attend the 16th Unity Conference, Thursday and Friday, April 19-20 at MSU Moorhead. The theme is “Charting New Directions: Nuevos Horizontes.” The Conference schedule and session descriptions are available online or in the CMU lower level during the Conference. Find out more online or contact Dr. Yolanda Arauza at 218.477.2027 or arauzala@mnstate.edu.

Main speaker Dr. Refugio Rochin is the former director of the Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science. Dr. Rochin was a professor of Sociology and Agricultural Economics and the founding director of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. Read the rest of this entry →

Dalan, Holley and Michlovic published in Archaeological Prospection

Posted on December 08, 2011

Rinita Dalan, George Holley, and Michael Michlovic, Anthropology and Earth Science, published an article in the October-December 2011 issue of the Wiley-Blackwell international journal Archaeological Prospection (Volume 18, Issue 4). The article, entitled “The Measurement and Analysis of Depth in Archaeological Geophysics: Tests at the Biesterfeldt Site, USA”, focused on the development of various innovative remote sensing techniques for extracting depth information at archaeological sites. Co-authors included colleagues from Dakota Technologies Inc., in Fargo, who worked with Dalan to test a prototype of their direct-push color system (which measures the reflection of light over the red–green–blue and near-infrared spectrum) for mapping the depths of archaeological features and stratigraphic layers.

Anthropology/Earth Science faculty attend archaeological conference

Posted on October 19, 2011

Rinita Dalan, George Holley and Michael Michlovic, Anthropology and Earth Science, attended the 57th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference held in LaCrosse, Wisc., with nine MSUM anthropology students. Michlovic presented a paper, authored by Michlovic, Holley and Dalan, entitled “A Survey Perspective on Settlement and Culture History on the Southwest Minnesota Prairie.” Holley also presented a paper entitled “Oneota in the Northwest: The Minnesota River Oneota Region.”

Holley and Michlovic take students on archaeological tour

Posted on October 05, 2011

George Holley and Michael Michlovic, both Anthropology & Earth Science, took a group of 10 students on a tour of archaeological and historical sites in Ransom County, N.D., on September 24, 2011.

 

Holley, Michlovic, Dalan complete archaeological report

Posted on April 25, 2011

George Holley, Mike Michlovic and Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Science, completed a report on an archaeological survey of Swift County, Minnesota. The field work was done in summer 2010 with involvement of all three faculty, ten archaeology students and two graduate student MSUM alums. The survey discovered 45 new archaeological sites in Swift County and located several areas likely to have buried archaeological surfaces. The survey was funded by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment. The final report has been submitted to the state archaeologist, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the results presented to the state legislature.

 

 

Enrollment, donations up at MSUM; University Excellence Awards announced

Posted on August 18, 2010

By Amy Dalrymple, INFORUM

Minnesota State University Moorhead President Edna Szymanski literally jumped for joy Tuesday. Szymanski was ecstatic to deliver news to faculty and staff during an all-university meeting that enrollment projections are up and fundraising last year was at a record high.

But not all of Szymanski’s updates prompted her to jump.

After solving one budget crisis, the university expects a continued decrease of state funding for at least 10 years. The worst-case scenario as the campus prepares for the 2012 biennium could mean the elimination of temporary positions.

“I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else facing this challenge,” Szymanski said. “We’ve already demonstrated we can come together creatively and innovate.”

The hard work of the admissions and marketing staff is behind the projected enrollment increases for this fall, said Diane Solinger, vice president of enrollment management. Read the rest of this entry →

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