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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.

Greenwood Rising Historical Center

To celebrate Black History Month, join Lambda Alpha as we visit the Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street Historical Center. *This event may be rescheduled or have some Covid restrictions in place. Please join the Anthropology Lambda Alpha GroupMe for updates:

Traditional Beadwork Demonstration presented by Lambda Alpha and the TU Indigenous Society

Update: this event has moved to an online event. If you would like supplies to make your own bead craft or would like to just watch online, please contact Madeline Jennings at by Thursday evening (for supplies) to register and receive the online link.

Join Lexie Tafoya, members of Lambda Alpha and the TU Indigenous Society for a demonstration of traditional beadworking. This beautiful art has existed for centuries and persists today through the dedication of individuals like Lexie. Refreshments will be provided.

TU Graduate School Coffee Pop-Ups

Stop by for a hot cup of coffee and a treat to start the morning! We will also share information about the TU graduate programs available in your field of interest and answer any questions you may have about how to apply to graduate school. Learn more about the application process, graduate school exams, scholarship opportunities and how you can begin earning credits for graduate school as a junior or senior while in your undergrad program!

Anthropology Department Holiday Party

Join the anthropology department for a potluck dinner and holiday party. Bring your favorite dish to share!

There will also be a white elephant gift exchange (bring a gift, get a gift – $10 maximum value), followed by a holiday movie selected by the Lambda Alpha GroupMe.