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Studying Idaho's Archaeological Heritage
MRIC 2014/15

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Studying Idaho's Archaeological Heritage

A Visit to the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory

Stacy Camp
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology
CLASS/Education Annex
404 Sweet Ave. (near UI Transit Center)  (Note change in location)


The Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology was founded to give students the opportunity to practice anthropology and archaeology in a controlled environment before entering the professional community. These roles continue to be the main focus of the laboratory today, with students collaborating with faculty on a variety of projects, ranging from artifact analysis and conservation to archival research. This tour will show some of the artifacts found through an archaeological examination of Idaho's World War II Japanese internment camp near Kooskia, as well as the Asian American Comparative Collection.


Stacey Camp is a historical archaeologist who specializes in the archaeology of the late 19th and early 20th Century western United States. Her current research interests include the archaeology of race, racialization, and social inequality, virtual/digital archaeology and online learning pedagogy, the archaeology of institutional confinement, heritage tourism and leisure studies, Americanization campaigns aimed at immigrant populations, and archaeological applications of GIS. A University of Idaho faculty member since 2008, she earned a B.A. in Anthropology and English & Comparative Literary Studies at Occidental College and a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Stanford University.
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