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Friday Bulletin January 31, 2020


Arianne Boileau has just been awarded NSF funding for her dissertation research, “Identifying Household-level PoliticalEconomy on the Maya/Spanish Frontier through Zooarchaeology.” Congratulations, Arianne!

FASA Colloquium

This afternoon we have two talks, sponsored by FASA.  Dr. Kelly Sams will present her talk “Disease X: An Anthropological History,” which will be followed by Alex Lowie, who will present his paper “Narratives of the Trayvon Martin Shooting.”  The session will begin at 4 pm, in 1208a Turlington.

Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend

Mark your calendars, as this year we will welcome prospective new students to Gainesville and UF February 14 & 15.  Stay tuned for our planned events, which include an afternoon picnic meet and greet for current students and faculty.  Interested in volunteering a sofa for an itinerant visitor?  Contact Chris LeClere (, and he’ll set you up.  Interested in volunteering at the picnic and other events?  Contact Karen Jones (

Competitions and Opportunities

Inside the Greenhouse announces its 5th annual  ITG Comedy & Climate Change Short Video Competition.  Any earthling is eligible, as is any, up to 3-minute long, video created since January 2019 is eligible.  First prize: $400.  More details, including submission guidelines, are here.

UF Anthropology & Jeopardy

Earlier this month, one of our UF anthropologist ancestors made it to the hallowed halls of Jeopardy with the following clue:  William Maples was an expert in forensic anthropology working on the bodies of the Romanovs the Elephant Man & this U.S. president who mysterious death in 1850…


National Forests in Florida will soon be advertising a NTE 4-Year Archeologist (GS-0193-09) position with a duty station of Umatilla, FL.  The position will be advertised DEMO.  Deadline will close Feb 14.  See the attached word.doc for details.