Anna C Roosevelt

    Email Address: amazonla@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Anthropology
    Title: Professor
    Office: 3110C Phone: 847-858-1398
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    General Areas of Interest: Anthropology of tropical South America and Central Africa, human prehistory, paleoanthropology, and paleo-ecology, evolution of human societies, human ecology, complex societies, colonialism, human rights, peopling of the Americas.

    Current research projects:

    Central Africa: history of kingdoms, role of colonialism and post-colonialism in the history of violence in the Great Lakes region, NATO Coalition war crimes in Central Africa, Iron-Age societies, roles of women in dual rulership, food and craft production, trade, and war.

    Amazonia: paleoecology, prehistoric human ecology, ethnography.

    General Americas: the archaeology of paleoindians, paleoecology.

    North America: the ethnography of recent hunting and foraging societies and environmental impacts.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 2

    Qualifications of a Student:
    no preferences

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Depending on the topic and area of research, the student could work in a range of different research operations. On human rights and colonialism, the student would do library/internet research to find and copy UN reports on political problems and violence in the then Colonial Belgian Trust Territories Rwanda and Burundi.

    For paleoecology research, in either Amazonia, North America, or Central Africa, the student would do literature searches to find recent articles and/or books reporting on recent research in palynology, paleontology, stable isotope research, and /or paleoanthropology.

    For paleoindian research, the students would search for and copy selected articles and or reports on certain ethnic groups, including Chippewa and Algonkian, or would search for recent articles and reports on paleoecology, including pollen and stable isotope research.

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