CLEMSON – Archaeology students and faculty have returned to Fort Hill this summer to carefully brush away layers of dirt in hopes of revealing some of the long-buried stories of Clemson’s complicated past. Students have been meticulously digging into the lush green lawn between the “Shoebox” dorms and the historic Fort Hill property—which was home […]
Mike Coggeshall has had several memorable experiences in the Czech Republic, but a single encounter with school children on a train stands out. Coggeshall was accompanying several Clemson students in the Czech Republic on a study abroad trip when he encountered a group of school children eager to practice the few English words they knew […]
The Clemson Debate Society is taking its argumentative and critical thinking skills to South Africa for the World Universities Debating Championship. The tournament will be held Dec. 27 – Jan. 4 at the University of Cape Town. Eight students– four teams of two– will be competing against 400 other teams from 250 universities across the […]
Being human. This Tiger brings his research of American regional and ethnic groups into the classroom. Knowing about the research helps garner understanding, respect and appreciation for cultural differences. Meet Mike Coggeshall. Name: John M. (“Mike”) Coggeshall Title: Professor of anthropology Years at Clemson: 30 years What I do at Clemson: As a professor, I […]
Six Clemson students traveled to Boston College last week to participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds. The conference is held annually every spring to celebrate undergraduate research and provides an opportunity for sharing of ideas and collaboration.
By observing the foraging habits of a New World monkey called a golden lion tamarin, assistant professor Lisa Rapaport was able to uncover evidence of adult tamarins actively teaching their young.
Elizabeth Rhodes says she’s interested in everything, from the humanities to health care, so it’s a good bet she would have excelled no matter which path of study she decided to pursue.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Clemson University will host a showing of Clemson student-made documentaries about the Liberian community in Pickens County on Thursday, Dec. 11, as part of a program beginning at 10 a.m. The showing is open to the public and will be held at OLLI’s Charles K. Cheezem Education Center, […]
An interdisciplinary group of Clemson students Saturday will showcase their original video productions about a small Appalachian community in Pickens County known as Liberia, which was founded by freed slaves after the Civil War and remains occupied by their descendants nearly two centuries later.
Mike Coggeshall’s interest in culture is evident by the collection of artifacts displayed throughout his office. From the collection of Czech Republic beer coasters to stuffed animal chimpanzees and apes, his passion for stories and the people who tell them began with a pursuit of better understanding humanity.
Clemson University will offer a new anthropology degree beginning in the fall semester.
Members of the Clemson Anthropology Club helped clean off and map a historic slave cemetery at Soapstone Baptist Church in the Liberia Community of northern Pickens County. It was a chance for them to work on a real site, using skills from their archaeological, biological and cultural classes as well as help a local community.
Vogel is helping to influence the growth of Clemson’s anthropology program through her involvement with students. Almost every summer since 2004, the assistant professor has conducted a field studies course in the Casma Valley of Peru. Every year, she takes a group of Clemson students with her.