Beneath Our Feet

| February 20, 2010

We all walk to get from one place to another, but it is not often that we think about the substance that supports us in that endeavor. The dirt, the soil beneath our feet, is not simply some brown particles that are the same whether you are in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Madison, California, or Peru. In […]

Proposal for a new major – Biological Anthropology

| February 11, 2010

Anthropologists have made the study of human biology and culture their primary research interest. Wisconsin Lutheran College’s plan of providing an increasingly diverse student body with cross-cultural course subjects and research topics will be further accomplished with a major in biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is one of four research branches within the discipline of anthropology. […]

Study of Prehistoric Wisconsin Crania

| February 3, 2010

[Caitlin Hartmann, Courtney Moll, and Ned Farley] The Great Lakes Watershed encompasses a region of nearly 95,000-square miles. Students and faculty from Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) studied a sample of prehistoric crania from the Milwaukee Public Museum. A map of the counties and sites can be seen below. Given its diverse natural resources, populations living […]

Christian Anthropology?

| February 1, 2010

Does a Christian Worldview Conflict with the Founding Principles of Anthropology? The School of American Anthropology traces its foundational roots to the work of Franz Boas. In 1883, as a physical geographer studying the natural and cultural landscape of the Baffin Islands, Boas realized that human culture is in a constant state of change. His hope was […]