Simone Longe, Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State

Internship at the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State: Using Human Mummified Tissue to Determine Postmortem Interval I conducted an internship with the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (F.A.C.T.S) during the Spring 2015 semester. I worked closely with the director of F.A.C.T.S., Dr. Daniel Wescott, to conduct a study to determine if human mummified […]

Alex Baker, Center for Archaeological Studies

In the spring of 2015, I began an internship at the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) at Texas State University. The Center for Archaeological Studies works within the Department of Anthropology and, as a state-recognized repository, assists with archaeological and anthropological research and materials curation, while ensuring the care of excavated objects and upholding procedures […]

Desirae Long, the Witte Museum

Working at the Witte Museum Have you ever been on a visit to a museum and wondered what it takes to make the exhibits looks as they do? In my naïve younger years, I didn’t think that working in a museum would be labor-intensive. When I was about eleven years old, while in recuperation from […]

Athena Van Overschelde, Texas Historical Commission

During the Spring 2015 semester, I worked with the Texas Historical Commission (THC). THC is a state-run agency that focuses on historical preservation, and the people there strive to preserve and share the history of the state of Texas. I worked with the Archeology Collections Specialist THC in the Historic Sites division, and focused on artifacts […]

Justin Demere, Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State

As an intern at the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) during the spring 2015 semester, I was responsible for photographing and documenting cases of evidence and trauma in the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection. Trauma and pathology analysis is a unique way to understand how human ancestors interacted and how they lived. Accordingly, […]