That was just one of those moments where I was like, "Oh my gosh, this applies to literally everything human."
If you're a scientist that likes to go camping, or at least a scientifically minded person that likes camping, archaeology is a really good option for you.
I like getting hands on with history.
Fort Lewis is a great place for students to study anthropology because we really emphasize the applied aspects of the discipline, where students are learning to solve real world problems with anthropological methods and techniques.
So anthropology is divided into four what we call sub fields. Those sub fields are archaeology, biological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.
Anthropology is quite easily one of the most all encompassing fields that a person could pursue. It studies humans and their activities, their behaviors, their loves, their dislikes, their roots, their future.
The Ethnographic Field School that we offer focuses on learning about global health. They're looking at things like substance abuse and HIV, and they go to Tanzania to do that work. In archaeology, the field school travels different places regionally to do excavating every other summer, sometimes every summer, and those are students that might be interested in going into things like cultural resource management. In the biological arena, forensics is something that a lot of my students are interested in.
The location of Fort Lewis is perfect for studying anthropology and archaeology, so I knew it would be a good fit for me.
The size of the college, the size of the classes, and really just the one on one that you get is fantastic.
We are in the midst of so many diverse cultural groups, resources, national parks, prehistoric ruin sites, and then so many former students that are graduates that are out there working in these environmental and anthropological fields.
How do we make archaeology relevant to Native Americans and how we can use that to sort of help people preserve their culture. What I've learned being here is that the best way to do that is just to listen.
This is exactly what anthropology is and should be.
I don't think that any college can [inaudible] Fort Lewis honestly.
If you're interested in archaeology, history, human biology, social work, forensics, this is a great field for you. Come join the Anthropology Program. We'd love to have you.
There's a massive centipede over there.