Panchala Weerasinghe was awarded a Canadian Institute in Greece travel bursary for her summer 2019 research costs. Panchala is at work in the Eretria archaeological museum. She is studying Roman-era skeletons found in a well in an abandoned gymnasium in Eretria, on the island of Euboia, Greece. Prof. Maria Liston is working on infant remains from the same well while Panchala studies the adults and older children.
The members of the Anthropology department were saddened to learn of the passing of one of its most distinguished and productive retired members, Dorothy Counts. The following obituary nicely captures what an extraordinary life she lived:
Dorothy Ellen Ayers Counts
08 January 1937 – 27 October 2018
Dorothy came into this world on 08 January 1937 in San Antonio, Texas, and departed on 27 October 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s. She made the transition easily and peacefully surrounded by the love of her family.