April 26, 2020 at 11:19 am

Collin Williams Named Outstanding Graduating Senior for Anthropology, Headed to Graduate School

Collin Williams holding the first stone tool he ever flintknapped from Dr. Joe Gingerich's Stone Tools & Human Behavior class.

Collin Williams holding the first stone tool he ever flintknapped from Dr. Joe Gingerich’s Stone Tools & Human Behavior class.

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Ohio University student Collin Williams was named the Outstanding Graduating Senior for Anthropology by the Sociology & Anthropology Department.

Next year, Williams will be pursuing a master’s degree at Orkney College through the University of Highlands and Islands in Scotland, where he will focus on environmental archaeology and the study of Nordic populations.

“Collin became an integral part of the Anthropological Sciences Laboratories during the 2019-20 year as the lab coordinator. He has been in charge of organizing access to the lab for students working on projects, updating the collections catalogs, and processing animal remains in our dermestid ‘flesh-eating’ beetle colony,” says Dr. Sabrina Curran, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. “His enthusiastic work in the latter capacity has greatly expanded the skeletal comparative collection, which will be used by myriad students in the future.”

“Collin has had a focus in archaeology at Ohio University,” adds Dr. Joseph Gingerich, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. “He completed the archaeological field school in 2019 and has continued to work in archaeology, conducting both collection-based research and fieldwork. In addition to his studies in anthropology and archaeology, he has a minor in Geography and has been an active participant in the Ohio University Student Anthropological Society and the Ohio University Nordic Club.”


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