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  • The Origins of Agriculture

Undergraduate Research Exposition

Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) 5th Annual Showcase

Four  undergraduate students displayed there Anthropology posters this spring:

Sam Hatch & Emily Blackwood CUGR Poster 2 - Sam Hatch and Emily Blackwood presented their pollen analysis from Machais Bay excavations and received best poster at the Academic Showcase out of 77 entries! (project advisor: Brian Robinson)


Marisa Higgins CUGR  Poster 4-1-2014

- Marissa Higgins presented a portion of her honors thesis concerning cultural properties protection and armed conflict (project advisor: Darren Ranco)




- Joseph Goodin presented an analysis of shell and bone from Waterside Shell Heap Joe Goodin CGUR Poster 4-1-2014(project advisor: Brian Robinson)






Greg Zaro Earns Tenure & Promotion 2012

Congratulations to Greg Zaro for earning Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor of Anthropology and Climate Change.


Professor Emeritus Alaric Faulkner, 1945-2011

Alaric Faulkner And Pot

We are saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Alaric Faulkner, a distinguished historical archaeologist who served 30 years on the University of Maine anthropology faculty. He died on March 18 at the age of 66.

Professor Faulkner, who retired in 2008 and was granted emeritus status in recognition of his scholarly achievements, had been ill for some time.

“Ric is the consummate, well-rounded scholar, whose contributions to the academic endeavors of the University of Maine are greatly appreciated,” wrote his anthropology faculty colleague Prof. Kristin Sobolik in 2008. Citing Faulkner’s “incalculable” impact on hundreds of students, along with his contributions to efforts that enhance understanding and appreciation of Maine’s heritage, Sobolik referred to Faulkner as a “historical archaeologist extraordinaire.”

Please see the full UMaine News story here.

Lisa Neuman Earns Tenure and Promotion 2011

Congratulations to Lisa Neuman for earning Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies! She is shown here with Chair Kristin Sobolik at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award Ceremony.


Jim Roscoe Awarded Research and Creative Achievement Honor

Jim Roscoe Speech

Paul “Jim” Roscoe was awarded the Presidential Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement Award for 2010. This is one of the top 4 honors bestowed on deserving faculty. Jim presented his speech (PDF) at the Graduate Recognition Ceremony.

Brian Robinson Earned Tenure and Promotion in 2010

Brian Robinson earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Anthropology and Climate Change this year. Congratulations Brian!!

Brian Tenure

Kristin Sobolik “Caned”

Kristin Sobolik was caned by Dan Sandweiss for her new book on Paleonutrition published by the Arizona Press. The Rexford St. John Boyington Memorial Walking Stick (the cane) is passed from faculty to faculty at the publication of a book.

Sobolik Caning

Jim Acheson Awarded Distinguished Maine Professor 2009 Honor

Our own Jim Acheson was awarded the most prestigious UMaine honor at the Honors Convocation this year – that of Distinguished Maine Professor! The DMP is awarded by the Alumni Association in honor of excellence in teaching, research, and service. These areas of Jim’s life have been intertwined during his many years of service to the university, our students, and the state of Maine. Jim’s environmental policy research on the lobstering industry in Maine is lauded as one of the most successful environmental policy initiatives nationwide, and for which he was honored with an Official Expression of Recognition from the 121st State of Maine Legislature. Maine’s students have greatly benefited from Jim’s expertise and skill in the classroom and willingness to train future policy makers in the field. Maine has gained an environmental policy expert whose ideas and abilities have provided the crucial link between the cultural human dimension to environmental understanding. Congratulations to Jim!!!

Jim Acheson Event

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