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Bronze Age Bones: Charlie Downey, '20, Participates in NSF Research Project

Charlie Downey, '20

Charlie Downey, '20
It looks pretty easy on television, but Charlie Downey, '20, knows that getting information from human remains isn't something you can do during the commercial break. "We examined thousands of fragments of bone," says the anthropology and German major and member of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, who spent the summer doing National Science Foundation-sponsored archaeology research at the University of South Alabama.

Global Partnership Takes Sociology Class to Rome for Research Presentations

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Just before Thanksgiving, Albion College sociology professor Matt Schoene's European Integration class traveled to John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome, to present their research projects via an international conference with their JCU counterparts.

A&S Professor Scott Melzer Interviewed by The Atlantic for His New Book

Scott Melzer, professor of sociology, Albion College

Scott Melzer, professor of sociology, Albion College 

Scott Melzer, professor of sociology in Albion College's Anthropology and Sociology Department, has just written a new book, Manhood Impossible, about the changing roles of fathers in today's society. He offered a number of insights on the topic in a wide-ranging online interview with The Atlantic.

Pre-historic Skull Becomes College's Latest Teaching Tool

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Albion College's Anthropology Department has a new teaching tool thanks to the campus 3-D printing of a 300,000-year-old Homo nadeli skull that may well change what we know about the history of the species on our planet 

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