SUNY Broome Anthropology Club 1st Meeting Documents

Here is the information from the first meeting along with our list of members. Hope everyone had fun today ūüôā

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Anthropology Club Forming at SUNY Broome?

This semester may be a first for SUNY Broome.  Students are beginning to mobilize, and are starting up an Anthropology Club!  What that club turns out to be, of course, is dependent upon student interest.

The first General Interest Meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov 13th during Common Hour (11-11:50), in Science 105. We will discuss possible activities, budget, bylaws, membership, and other fun things!

For more information, send us a comment at

Hope to see you there!


Brainstorming session:

Improbable T-Shirt Designs

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International Topics Go… International?

Today I had my first teleconference. I know some people have been using this technology for years, but I am excited to jump into the 21st century – even if a bit late!

I will be working with SUNY’s Center for Collaborative Online International Learning.¬†¬†Through this program, I will¬†be able to partner with someone in another country and develop a collaborative project for SUNY Broome’s Introduction to Archaeology course. What that project will look like will also depend on the needs and interests of the person I wind up working with, but I hope to be able to infuse this course with a new perspective on heritage, coming from an international perspective.



There are quite a few SUNY Broome faculty who have joined this program, too. It’s really an interesting concept!

More to come as it develops!

~ Lynda


An Anthropology Club for SUNY Broome?

There has been some interest in forming an Anthropology Club at SUNY Broome?  Any interest?

An anthropology club would include all subfields, including:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Applied Anthropology

So the types of events could be very varied, indeed!  Ethnic food pot lucks? Trips to museums? Atlatl throwing competition?

Any ideas? What would you like to see happen? Possible names or logos? Films? Guest speakers? Experimental archaeology?

If you are interested, comment or send a note to Lynda Carroll at



Anthropology at SUNY Broome Convocation Day

On April 8th, SUNY Broome will be hosting its Convocation Day event. ¬†This year’s topic is “How Technology is Making Us Smarter,” and centered around speaker Clive Thompson‚Äôs book, “Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better.”


SUNY Broome adjunct Lynda Carroll will be presenting a workshop called “The¬†Future¬†of the¬†Past: Cultural Heritage and Historic Preservation Using New Technologies.” This workshop will focus on the use of technology (such as digital technology, 3D scanning, smartphone tours, and social media) as a way to improve awareness of and engagement in public archaeology, heritage and historic preservation efforts.

This workshop will feature an interactive display that is currently curated by the Public Archaeology Facility at Binghamton University, and is being used for local community outreach and heritage preservation efforts. Most recently, it is being used as part of Endicott’s Little Italy Walking Tour, and The Vestal Museum’s current exhibit “Archaeology: What You Always Wanted to Know But Didn’t Know Where To Ask.”

ImageLynda Carroll instructs a guest on using the interactive display on archaeology in Binghamton, on display at the Oakdale Mall, 2012.

¬†In addition, the workshop will highlight some of the on-going work of students from SUNY Broome Community College’s Anthropology 112 course. This semester, students are working on two projects about the Broome County Almshouse. They will be focusing on the use of technology and social media as a way to engage the the SUNY Broome student body and the more general public in Public Archaeology, and awareness in local Cultural Heritage and Cultural Resources.


Anthropology in the New Science Center

Courses begin tomorrow.  Faculty and staff have been moving into the new Science Center on the SUNY Broome Campus.



This semester, Anthropology 113 – Intro to Biological Anthropology – will be having their laboratory sections in the new facility. This is very exciting!



We have some dedicated work and storage space, even, for Anthropology! Room 215, the Anthropology Storage Closet and tea station.




It may not look like much now, but for me, it’s a really big step towards having some great supplies to teach BCC’s lab courses in Bioanthropology and Archaeology in the way that they need to be. While I don’t want to provide a list on here for the hoards of potential scientific supply thieves out there, I can honestly say that the students at BCC will have a really good variety of lab equipment, decent skeletons of a wide range of age groups, field equipment, and other fun things!

As you can see, we have received some Bone Clone skulls. My favorite has to be the “Conquistador Skull with embedded axe.”
I am thinking of putting this on their test.

Question #30: What is the cause of death for this individual? Please be as specific as possible.


Have a great semester, everyone!

Anthropology at Broome Community College

Broome Community College offers four introductory courses in Anthropology, within the Department of History, Philosophy & Social Science.  These are:

  • ANT 111: Cultural Anthropology ¬†(3 credits)
  • ANT 112: Introduction to Archaeology (4 credits with laboratory component)
  • ANT 113: Introduction to Biological Anthropology (4 credits with laboratory component)
  • ANT 114: Language, Culture & Communication (3 credits –¬†will fill the Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement)

Students from Anthro 112 РIntroduction to Archaeology Рlearn about the atlatl (spear thrower).  Data was collected so that students could evaluate the differences between free-hand dart throws versus throws using an atlatl.