Anth 4007 offers an internship experience in the Evolutionary Anthropology Lab. Students gain hands-on experience with research and curation projects that faculty and graduate students are running. Each semester the projects vary according to what research is happening in the lab.
Here is the list for spring 2011:
- 3D scanning of primate crania: Use a white-light scanner to gather 3D data and learn how to do 3D osteological analysis on different primate species. Project Directors: Kieran McNulty and Jason Massey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Archaeological curation and display: Catalog and curate artifacts from prehistoric North Africa and Europe. Produce multimedia displays for selected artifacts. Project Directors: John Soderberg, Keith Manthie, Collin Fesser (email@example.com).
- Lithic residue research: Document butchery residues on stone tools from this year's Paleopicnic using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Project Director: Gilliane Monnier (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- MN lithic raw materials: Identify and curate a collection of rock samples from around Minnesota of the different types used to create stone tools. Project director: Jammi Ladwig (email@example.com).
- 3D scanning of hammer stone notches: Use an optical scanner to gather 3D data on the marks left from cracking open bones for marrow and learn 3D techniques for characterizing their shape. Project Director: John Soderberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The course is offered for between one and three credits. (A four credit option is available for special projects only). Interns work for two hours per credit per week. To join the class, download an application and return it to John Soderberg. Completed applications are due by 4 pm on November 19th.
The course is also available to students who have arranged an independent project with an Anthropology faculty member.
For more information about individual projects contact the project director. For information about course logistics, contact John Soderberg (email@example.com).