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Sociology and Anthropology

Xhris Fitzgerald ’17

Xhris Fitzgerald ’17 and fellow-student Anne Marie Brugioni ’16 presented preliminary findings of their archaeological dig at the Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in fall 2015.

The students were the only undergraduates among the group of presenters who came from colleges and universities across the Midwest. “I had a feeling Anne Marie and I were going to be the only undergraduates presenting, but I had no idea we would also be the only undergraduates in attendance,” Xhris said. “It was a good experience for us to see how to answer questions from other academics concisely and as accurately as possible,” he added.

“Attending the conference was a great experience for me and it allowed me to recognize what the field of archaeology is like at a professional level—rather than solely as a student,” said Anne Marie. 

You can learn more about what Xhris and Anne Marie found on their dig here. The Charnley-Persky project is funded by Digital Chicago, a grant from the Mellon Foundation.