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Press Release: SUAC to Celebrate World Anthropology Day

Celebrate Anthropology with an OPEN HOUSE for STANFORD COMMUNITY at Stanford University Archaeology Collections

Stanford University Archaeology Collections (SUAC) is celebrating Anthropology DayAn Open House for the Stanford Community will take place on 16 February 2017 at 12 to 2 PM. SUAC is in Rm 020 in the basement of Bldg. 460, Margaret Jacks Hall.

This event will let our campus community know who we are, what we have, and what we do

“Through exciting projects with students, faculty, and campus partners, we are shedding our reputation as one of the university’s ‘best kept secrets,’" said academic curator and collections manager Christina J. Hodge. "This event will demonstrate some of the many ways that anthropologists in university collections give back to and support our community. We’re unveiling a new curricular exhibit of significant Peruvian antiquities and sharing several other current initiatives. Come see what we’re up to in the basement of Margaret Jacks Hall!”

Anthropology Day, celebrated on Feb. 16, 2017, is a day for anthropologists to share their excitement about their discipline with the public around them.

“This is a great time for anthropology,” said Dr. Alisse Waterston, President of the American Anthropological Association. “Today’s anthropologists are making remarkable contributions to human understanding and tackling the world’s most pressing problems.”

Anthropologists will share their work around the world. Events and activities in Canada, Morocco, India, Egypt, Mexico, Tunisia and across the United States will build enthusiasm and awareness for current and future anthropologists.

Anthropology Day is an initiative by the American Anthropological Association. Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association, with more than 10,000 members, is the world’s largest professional organization of anthropologists. The Association is dedicated to advancing human understanding and tackling the world’s most pressing problems.