Splash Biography

AJ WHITE, Archaeologist who loves science, his wife, and dog

Major: Anthropology

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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O471: War Games: An Activity-Based Approach to the Archaeology of Warfare in Splash Fall 18 (Nov. 04, 2018)
Learn about the archaeology and anthropology of warfare, including raids, captive taking, and ritualized warfare, with an emphasis on hunter gatherer societies, through a series of group activities.

O316: Everybody Poops: What Trace Amounts of Human Waste Tell Us About the Past in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 04, 2018)
It's true! Defecation is a universal practice, yet it has received very little academic attention. Learn how archaeologists use human waste to understand changes in human population due to warfare, environmental change, and social instability. Design your own research project inspired by a real archaeological site and leave with an understanding of how science is used to answer historical questions.