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UIS students accompany Lynn Fisher on research adventures

UIS' Lynn Fisher (bottom left) is fascinated by what happened archaeologically 10,000 years ago.Lynn Fisher (bottom left) and her students in Germany

Her academic research takes her to Southern Germany where she's investigating the transition from ancient hunter-gatherer societies to the first farmers.  Fisher's teaching and research interests include ecological anthropology, European prehistory and prehistoric technology.

UIS students have accompanied Fisher, an associate professor, to Germany twice on month-long digs. Fisher says that international research gives students a rare opportunity to do field and lab work, learn a new language, and live and work in a new environment. Closer to home, she takes her students on digs in Illinois where, she says, there is plenty of fascinating archeology.

The UIS Sociology/Anthropology Program provides a broad understanding of the nature and diversity of societies and cultures with an emphasis  on multiculturalism.

UIS pairs academic excellence with small class size, high-quality programs and internships in public affairs, journalism and government for a unique educational experience. Making a difference in the world is a tenet of the UIS educational philosophy.

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Illinois at Springfield