Anthropology, sociology department to host lunchtime presentations

Western Carolina University’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology will host three lunchtime presentations in Room 110 of McKee Building from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m. on select Wednesdays during the fall semester.

Events part of a brownbag series include:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 7 – “Sloan: A Paleoindian Dalton Cemetery in Arkansas” by archaeologists Dan and Phyllis Morse
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 – “Forensic Anthropology in the News: The Junaluska Project” by Cheryl Johnston, associate professor of forensic anthropology, and John Williams, professor and director of the forensic anthropology program
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9 – “The Kenya Experience: Development in a Small Village” by Tony Hickey, professor of sociology; Nyaga Mwaniki, associate professor of anthropology; and students who traveled to Kenya in summer 2011

The series is an opportunity for faculty and students associated with the department to share research and ideas with the Western Carolina University and Jackson County community.

For more information, contact Peter Nieckarz, associate professor of sociology, at 828-227-3837 or Heather Laine Talley, assistant professor of sociology, at