Professor Uses Cutting-Edge Technology to Conduct ‘Engaged Anthropology’ at Prehistoric Illinois Site

Mark Schurr is committed to conducting engaged anthropology.

For Schurr, professor and acting chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology, that means he and his colleagues are dedicated to research that doesn’t just serve academic ends, but can also do good for the world.

At his latest research site — the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie near Joliet, Illinois — Schurr leads by example. Along with postdoctoral research associate Madeleine McLeester, he is pursuing the answers to two critical questions.

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April 18, 2018

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