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Lecture to probe complexities of Rosewood Massacre

The aftermath of racial violence in Rosewood, January 1923.

The aftermath of racial violence in Rosewood, January 1923.

Edward Gonzalez-Tennant was a Ph.D. student in anthropology at the University of Florida in 2008 when he began studying the history of Rosewood, a tiny, mostly black community near Cedar Key that was destroyed by racial violence in 1923. “I realized there had not been an academic study of Rosewood in years,” he said. “I was shocked.” He would spend … Continue reading

Jay Sokolovsky wins national award for innovative aging research

Anthropology Professor Jay Sokolovsky conducting field research in Mexico.

Anthropology Professor Jay Sokolovsky conducting field research in Mexico.

USF St. Petersburg Anthropology Professor Jay Sokolovsky, Ph.D., has won a national award from the American Anthropological Association for his nearly four decades of groundbreaking research and leadership that led to the creation of a new area of study focused on aging. Sokolovsky, coordinator of the USFSP Anthropology Program, will receive the 2013 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for … Continue reading

Anthropology Associate Professor Kathryn Arthur wins national award for groundbreaking research article

Kathryn Arthur in Ethiopia with the Gamo people

Kathryn Arthur with the Gamo, who live north of the Konso

ST. PETERSBURG – A USF St. Petersburg anthropology professor has won a national award for research that suggests women may have been the first stone tool makers. Kathryn Arthur, Ph.D., won the 2012 Gordon R. Willey Prize for a 2010 article in American Anthropologist titled, “Feminine Knowledge and Skill Reconsidered:  Women and Flaked Stone Tools.” The prize recognizes the best … Continue reading