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Archaeology lecture series begins Wednesday, Aug. 31 on Troy Campus

Archaeology students traveled to Italy for nearly three weeks over the summer to partner with the University of Pisa.

Archaeology students traveled to Italy for nearly three weeks over the summer to partner with the University of Pisa.

In an effort to garner more interest in archaeology and anthropology, the Troy University Anthropology Club has partnered with the Troy Chapter of the Alabama Archaeological Society to co-host a five-part lecture series featuring industry professionals beginning Wednesday, Aug. 31. 

Laura Beth Ann Gage, a junior anthropology major from Chipley, Fla., has been a member of…

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Archaeology students take part in Alabama Bicentennial celebration

Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan, center, and TROY archaeology students took part in an Alabama Bicentennial event at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park.

Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan, center, and TROY archaeology students took part in an Alabama Bicentennial event at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park.

A recent event at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park gave Troy University archaeology students the opportunity to present to the community how history is forged through excavation and research.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement Walter Givhan, who serves as president of the Alabama Historical Commission, emceed Old Cahawba State Historical Park’s celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial on…

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TROY, University of Pisa partner to let students dig through history

A new agreement with the University of Pisa (Italy) allows TROY archaeology students to dig through historic sites in Tuscany.

A new agreement with the University of Pisa (Italy) allows TROY archaeology students to dig through historic sites in Tuscany.

A new cooperative partnership with an Italian university is giving Troy University archaeology students a chance to explore one of the world’s most historic areas.

TROY students spent this summer working on a historical dig with the University of Pisa, the first in what are planned to become yearly trips to Italy.

The partnership came…

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The Talk of TROY: Professor discusses groundbreaking tobacco discovery

Dr. Stephen Carmody, assistant professor of anthropology, recently contributed to a major discovery regarding the history of tobacco in North America.

Dr. Stephen Carmody, assistant professor of anthropology, recently contributed to a major discovery regarding the history of tobacco in North America.

North Americans have been smoking for much longer than we originally thought, according to anthropology professor Stephen Carmody.



“Eight, nine years ago, when I started this project,” Carmody said, “the oldest evidence of tobacco use was about 2,000 years ago. We have pipes that are 5,000 years old. Maybe even older than that. So there was this pretty substantial gap.”

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TROY professor helps uncover earliest use of tobacco in U.S.

TROY professor helps uncover earliest use of tobacco in U.S.

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