Chemistry major Sarah Farr’19 analyzes the painting Venus at the Forge of Vulcan with a handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometer in the Wright Museum of Art.

Museum Monday: Interdisciplinarity: Science, Art, and Anthropology

The disciplines of chemistry, art, and anthropology came together to investigate art at the Wright Museum of Art.

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Archaeology: Lessons from the Past students explored the relationship between changing technology and gender disparity.

Gender and technology

Today, students in the “Archaeology: Lessons from the Past” explored the relationship between changing technology and gender disparity. More specifically, they considered whether the shift from spears and spear-throwers (atl-atls) to bows and arrows reduced women’s participation in hunting activities and increased gender inequality.

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