Troy University Alumni Association charters Anthropology Alumni Chapter

From left are: Development's Josh Marvin, Vice President Robby Elmore, President Dr. Stephen Carmody and Alumni Affairs Director Faith Byrd.

From left are: Development's Josh Marvin, Vice President Robby Elmore, President Dr. Stephen Carmody and Alumni Affairs Director Faith Byrd.

The newest Troy University alumni chapter has a clear-cut mission in mind – networking.

The Anthropology Alumni Chapter recently became the Troy University Alumni Association’s 67th chartered chapter during the Alumni Leadership Conference held on the Troy Campus.

The chapter’s President Dr. Stephen Carmody, who is Chair of TROY’s Department of Anthropology, hopes the new…

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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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