anthropology - Events Calendar


Retirement party for Professors Lindstrom, Pickering and Bailey

Please join the Department of Anthropology for light refreshments to honor and reminisce with Professors Lamont Lindstrom, Garrick Bailey and Bob Pickering. (A lecture by Dr. Lindstrom will precede this event at 4 p.m. in the Tyrrell Hall auditorium.)

This event is free and open to the public. Join the Lambda Alpha GroupMe for updates to this and other events.

Lamont Lindstrom: Recollections from Vanuatu and TU

Join the Anthropology Department in celebrating the careers of Lamont Lindstrom, Garrick Bailey and Bob Pickering, who have worked a combined total of 100 years at TU.

Lamont Lindstrom will be presenting his recollections from Vanuatu and TU at 4 p.m. in Tyrrell Hall. This will be followed by light refreshments in Hogue Gallery at 5 p.m. for toasts and celebrations.

This event is free and open to the public. Join the Lambda Alpha GroupMe for updates to this and other events.

Archaeological Excavation at TU

A live archaeological demonstration will take place in front of the student union on campus. This event will be led by students enrolled in 4273/6273 Archaeology and History of the African Diaspora, an anthropology class taught by Alicia Odewale. Students will be on hand to answer questions, give site tours and share artifact finds with visitors. Stop by to check out the archaeology happening in your own backyard!

Open to the public 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

First Annual Anthropology Festival

Join Lambda Alpha on Chapman Commons from Noon to 5pm for a great day of anthropology, food and fun. Atlatl (early human spear throwing technique) and javelin demonstrations, learn how to flintknap (make stone tools) and lots more!  This event is free and open to the public.

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Rachel Jones: Did they or didn’t they?

Did they or didn’t they? Using Paleoecology to identify the human role in ecosystem development.

Rachel Jones, professor of environmental science and biology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, will speak about using ancient environmental discoveries to determine the role humans played in the development of those ecosystems.

This presentation is free and open to the public. It will be in-person in the upper seminar room in Harwell Hall at The University of Tulsa, as well as streamed via Teams for those who are unable to attend.

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Lambda Alpha lecture: Brian Andrews

Brian Andrews, anthropological archaeologist and professor at Rogers State University, will be presenting his research titled This (very) old house: Folsom Residential Structures and Site Use at the Mountaineer Site, Colorado.

Lunch will be provided.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Join us in person at The University of Tulsa or online via Teams.

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Opening of “Bison: From Near Extinction to Renewal & Recovery” at Zarrow

Tatanka, bison, buffalo, ptéĥčcaka (Lakota), sisilia (Lenape) the Monarch of the Plains – bison are known by many names in different languages. Relationships between humans and bison can be traced back for at least 30,000 years, as evidenced by images painted on the walls of caves such as Chauvet, Trois Freres and others in Europe.

This exhibit’s focus on the bison provides a lens through which to explore changes in the natural environment and human cultures from the Ice Age to the 21st century in North America. While bison are certainly worthy of study on their own, it is their long-intertwined history with humans that sets them apart from virtually all other wild animals. The story of the buffalo is the story of environmental change and adaptation in North America. It also is the human story of subsistence, exploration, greed, ingenuity, survival and responsibility for another species.