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Dr. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi does research in Gujarat, India

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Dr. Daniel Goldstein in Belgium

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Recently graduated anthropology major continues her work and studies

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Dr. Dorothy Hodgson and Maasai activist Ndini Kimesera Sikar at the U.N. in NYC

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Student discusses honors poster on “Undocumented Mexican Women in New Brunswick”

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Dr. David Hughes at Fukushima Workshop, Tokyo

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Graduate student meets orangutan as a T.A. in Borneo with Rutgers Study Abroad "Primates, Ecology and Conservation in Indonesia"

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Student discusses Honors work at historic site in Trappe, PA with Chair, Dr. Craig Feibel

Carmel Schrire

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Oudepost I, Cape, 1986

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
Ruth Adams Building 202
Phone: (732) 932-9006
Fax: 732-932-1564
cschrire@anthropology.rutgers.edu

Ph.D. Australian National University, 1968

Research Interests

Carmel Schrire has done archaeological and anthropological research on topics relating to Australia, the Arctic and South Africa. She is currently engaged in a long-term program of research into the early colonial contact between Europeans and indigenous people in the Age of Mercantile Capitalism.

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One of Professor Schrire's major projects involved the excavation of a small outpost of the Dutch East India Company on the shores of Saldanha Bay, Cape, South Africa. Her book Digging through Darkness: Chronicles of an Archaeologist (UVA Press 1995) sets these finds in a broad, international perspective.

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Professor Schrire's latest book, Tigers in Africa: Stalking the Past at the Cape of Good Hope (University Press of Virginia, 2002), presents a brisk vision of the scientific and social past at the Cape. Professor Schrire is currently working on the archaeology and history of the Castle of Good Hope (1666-1850), and hopes to unravel the material objects that elucidate the life and times on an old, colonial African frontier.

 

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Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
Photo by Gerald Hoberman

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The infilled moat at the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

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