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Friday Scrapbook March 13, 2020


Given the current pandemic, we have postponed the Armadillo Roast indefinitely.  However, we have not abandoned the spirit of the event. We will still run some of the fundraising events thanks to the Department of Anthropology front office. You can support the Charles H. Fairbanks Scholarship Fund by participating in fundraisers listed below!  Please visit Turlington, Rm 1112 between March 13-27th to make your donation. CASH ONLY. You can also donate directly to the fund by going to and search for the Charles H. Fairbanks Scholarship (Fund # 000041), or mail a check made out to the Charles H. Fairbanks Scholarship Fund to Karen Jones, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL  32611.

We will also continue with some of our fundraising events, among them:

  • 50/50 Raffle: It’s back for Armadillo Roast! 50% goes to the department and 50% goes to one lucky winner. One ticket = $2, Three tickets = $5, and six tickets = $10.
  • Flamboyance Annoyance: Here’s your chance to cover your favorite faculty member’s office door in a flamboyance of flamingos! Whichever faculty member has the most donations put toward their name by the end of the day on March 27th will get flocked.
  • Adopt an Opossum: Last year, a stray opossum broke into the Chair’s office and we’ve decided to turn this space into an opossum sanctuary. You can now adopt an opossum for $1 and it will get a new home in the Chair’s office! (Aka: we want to cover Pete’s office with as many opossum photos as we can).
  • T-Shirt Sales: Commemorate the 49th Charles H. Fairbanks Armadillo Roast that never happened with a T-shirt! All 2020 T-shirts are $10 each. Old T-shirts will be sold 3 for $10.

Please stop by the department office to purchase and/or donate to any of these fundraising events. Thanks to everyone who helped prepare for this event and those who volunteered their time, especially our Roast Hosts, Amanda Hall and Brittany Mistretta.


We have likewise altered the Spring Research Exhibition. We will not host a live poster session, as originally planned, but we are still accepting entries.  If you have a research poster, please consider submitting for the exhibition.  Poster prizes this year are $700 for the first prize graduate poster, and $500 for second prize.  The best undergraduate poster will receive $250.  Additionally, the department will pay to print a copy of your poster so we can display it in the halls of Turlington. The winning posters will be on display in my office. Deadline for submission is Friday, March 20 by 5:00pm. Digital submissions should go to Chris LeClere. Hard copy posters can still be dropped off in the anthropology office. Contact Chris LeClere with questions.  We will provide more information on how we will provide everyone with access to posters soon.


Part Two of our Department Mental Health and Wellness Session, which was scheduled for March 25, has been postponed.  We will update when and if we can reschedule.


Award Opportunities

The Florida Archaeological Council (FAC) is proud to announce the 2020 John W. Griffin Award. This $1500 grant typically assists one or more graduate students conducting archaeological research in Florida. It can be used to cover costs associated with archaeological fieldwork and/or specialized analyses (e.g., radiocarbon dates, faunal and/or botanical analyses, soils analysis, isotope analysis, etc.). Inrare cases, funds may be awarded for travel expenses associated with presenting a paper/poster on the student’s research at a professionalmeeting. Additionally, the 2020 FAC John W. Griffin Award will include a year’s membership in the FAC. Details about this membership level can be found at: The application is due April 7th.


Job Board

The NRCS in Florida is pursuing hiring an archaeologist through a third party on a temporary basis to work on land enrolled in Conservation Easement programs. Many of these projects are located in South Florida. The details for this position are as follows:

Archaeologist must meet the Secretary of Interior (SOI) professional qualification standards

  • Graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology
  • At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration or management
  • At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology
  • Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
  • Approximately two years of work
  • Wage – $25-$30/hour depending on qualifications
  • Experienced field archaeologist

Applicants should send their resume to Roney Gutierrez ( and R. Scott Hussey (


University of Bayreuth (Germany) is seeking applications for a professorship in Global Nutrition and Health. The University of Bayreuth views the diversity of its staff as an asset and is expressly committed to the goal of gender equality. Female scholars and any persons who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. Anthropologists and social scientists are highly encouraged to apply:


Pete Collings

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Anthropology

University of Florida