Stone Tool Workshop

At the end of each semester, it has been a tradition for the Anthropology Club to host the Stone Tool Workshop. Our very own Dr. Rocek will happily teach students how early humans made stone tools with hands-on experience using real lithic resources. Take out the frustration of last minute papers and exhaustive studyage of finals by banging rocks together and eating food.

Dec. 9
-- Stone Tool Workshop, Time and place TBA

Spring 2009 Events

Movie Nights

In between the bimonthly meetings, there will be movie nights held every other Monday at 7:00pm in the Conference Room (room 103) of Munroe Hall. These movies may have some relevance to any and all aspects of Anthropology. Refreshments will be served these nights, which could include popcorn, snacks, and drinks. Bring a blanket or a hoodie because the room we watch movies in is freezing cold!

Sept. 15 -- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
                   This is the third movie of the original trilogy of Indiana       
                   Jones. The famous archaeologist is on the quest to discover
                   the lost legend of the Holy Grail.

Sept. 29 -- Guns, Germs and Steel
                   Based on the novel by Jared Diamond, this National
                   Geographic film looks at the reasons why some European
                   civilizations were more prone to conquest than traditional
                   tribes of exotic lands.

Oct. 13 -- Rain Without Thunder
                What if abortions were illegal in the U.S.?
                What if going abroad for an abortion was also against the
                This film will be shown in Kirkbride 100 at 7pm followed by a
                discussion with Dr. Dettwyler from the Anthropology
                Department. The film is about what America would be like if
                Roe v. Wade were overturned and women were no longer
                permitted to have an abortion or go abroad to have one. Be
                sure to come out to this special movie night and stick around
                afterward for a heated discussion!
                Please note: this film is neither pro-life or pro-choice and both
                perspectives think the film illustrates their side.

Oct. 27 -- The Nightmare Before Christmas / Corpse Bride
                This is the classic film by Tim Burton that depicts a character
                who wants to break out of the norm of his social group. The
                leader of Halloween Town becomes fascinated by the beauty
                of Christmas and tries to introduce it to his Town with little
                This is a new classic by Tim Burton featuring Johnny Depp
                and Helena Bonham Carter. A reluctant groom finds himself                     betrothed to a corpse, and tons of craziness ensues!

Nov. 3 -- V for Vendetta
                "Remember, remember the 5th of November." Based on the
                historical incident of Guy Fawkes and his attempt to destroy
                Parliament, the Wachowski brothers directed a masterpiece
                depicting the flaws of a strong central government and what
                can happen if the public revolts.

Nov. 10 -- 10,000 BC
                This is the story of a young mammoth hunter's journey
                through life at a perilous time where one's family could be
                eaten by a saber tooth tiger!

Nov. 17 -- Regular Meeting
                 1. With registration appointments coming up, bring any
                    questions you may have about winter/spring courses,
                    major/minor requirements, and any other pertinent
                    information you'd like to know. We will have the 2008-09
                    course catalog and a list of courses offered for winter and
                    spring. Remember to sign up for an appointment with Dr.
                    Ackerman to get more professional advisement. Please
                    note that this is not just for Anthro majors or minors, but
                    we can offer insight for other Arts and Science majors.

                2. We will also be talking about the Summer Scholar's
                    program and other research-based scholarships available
                    to you as an undergraduate at Delaware.

                3. With Thanksgiving coming up quickly, we will also be
                    discussing the various misconceptions about the holiday in
                    regards to historical context and contemporary issues of
                    Native Americans.

Nov. 24 -- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
                In honor of Thanksgiving and the fallacies taught in traditional
                schools of the Pilgrims and local American Indian tribes, this
                film depicts the hardships that many young Indian children
                endured when forced to assimilate into the dominant white
                culture in the 19th and 20th century.


We will be hosting an informal meet, greet and eat at Munroe Hall on Thursday, September 18th at 5:00pm. There will be plenty of food and company, so join us to meet the faculty and other students in your classes.

Sept. 18 -- barbecue food and fixings at Munroe, 5:00pm
This was a great turnout! Students were able to meet faculty as well as hang out with others interested in Anthropology! Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the barbecue food!

We will also plan to visit ethnic restaurants throughout the semester to get hands-on experience with various cultural meals.

Oct. 20 -- dinner at Ali Baba's on Main St, meet at Munroe at 7:00pm, bring about $15-$20 for your meal
We will be meeting in Munroe Hall at 7:00pm, then we'll walk down Main St. as a group to the restaurant.

Field Trips

Anthropology Club is committed to taking trips to local events and museums in the area. Volunteers can help out at the Harvest Moon Festival on Coverdale Farm in Hockessin. Transportation and some funds may be provided and covered. See the calendar of events in Munroe to see when you can sign up for these events!

Sept. 20 -- Iron Hill Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Winterthur, and/or "Old" New Castle
This trip will be limited to four people, as that is all that can fit in one vehicle. The cost is $10 per student; be advised to bring a bag lunch. We will meet on the steps of Munroe Hall on Saturday, September 20th at 9:00am. Contact Sarah Laurel ( if you have any questions or concerns.
Due to lack of interest and advertising, this trip was canceled and postponed indefinitely to another date if possible.

Oct. 4, 5 -- Harvest Moon Festival in Hockessin, DE
This is the annual volunteer event at the Harvest Moon Festival on Coverdale Farm in Hockessin, DE. We will be assisting a former chief of the Lenni Lenape tribe in displaying his cultural possessions.
We had a great turnout for this trip! Four members of the Club volunteered at different shifts to help out Chief Quiet Thunder.

Oct. 25 -- University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Mütter Museum
The UPenn Museum features a new exhibit of the mechanisms of evolution throughout time. The Mütter Museum displays medical anomalies of humans.
Both museums are open from 10:00am-5:00pm. We will be meetng on the steps of Munroe Hall at 9:00am on Saturday morning, October 25th. Anthro Club will provide transportation and museum fees. Bring money for lunch and souvenirs (or bring a bag lunch). We will most likely return to campus between 5:00-7:00pm.
Email Sarah Laurel ( to sign up.

The last day to sign up for this trip will be Wednesday, October 22

More information will be presented closer to the dates of the trips. Stay tuned!