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TP/SS Student Spotlight: Adela Lungu

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fellowship

Guest Lectures

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Dr. Rafael Lara-Martinez Lectures About the Salvadoran Indigenous Language and Culture of the Nahuat-Pipil, Nov. 9 at TP/SS

Workforce Development

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Colloquium: Re-Learning Civil Discourse in the Face of Extreme Polarization, Nov. 2 in Germantown

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Transfer Information Session, Monday, Nov. 5

Campus Sports News

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The Raptors Volleyball Team Completes Perfect Regular Season; 26-0!

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Scala Digital Signage Training Sessions Offered Nov. 14 and Dec. 12

MC Events

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Panel Discussion Wednesday at TP/SS: The Future of Higher Education - How Scary Is It?

Arts at MC

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New Art Exhibit "The Urge to Mark" in the King Street Gallery Works by Artist Craig Kraft

Community Engagement

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Narrative Change Event Featuring MC Latino Student Voices, Nov. 16, at AFI

It's Academic

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How to Write a Short Academic Essay Workshops

Accolades

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Retired Army LTC Valarie Austin, Montgomery College and West Point Grad, Releases Her Debut Book About What to Expect and How to Succeed at College

Professional Development

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Committee Challenges Workshop on Nov. 5! Sign Up Now

Student Affairs

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Mindful Mondays in the Science Center, Room 459

Anthropology Students Compete in Ancient Spear Throwing

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Category: Features

Published: Oct 29 2018 12:00AM

On Wednesday, October 24, in celebration of Humanities Days, MC Anthropology professors and students competed in an atlatl (ancient spear thrower) competition on the Germantown Campus. Anthropology, the study of humans past and present, is known as the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities. In order to understand the past, anthropologists have learned to make and use ancient weapons and tools. The atlatl is one of the many prehistoric weapons anthropologists have revived to better understand prehistoric culture including subsistence, cooperation and art. Some ancient atlatls are beautifully carved, often with images of ancient wildlife. Atlatls are found in archaeological sites throughout the world. (The word atlatl is Nahautl, historically the Aztec language.) Anthropology professor Ron Nunn, who has conducted research in Kenya and India, showed the participants how to throw modern spears made from metal using the wooden atlatls. Students successfully threw the spears, and some even hit the targets.

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