Lampasas native earns NASA fellowship for anthropological work in Romania

  • Lampasas native Sterling Wright digs during the summers at an archeological site in Romania. Pictured is an aerial view of the site, located near the Black Sea coast. COURTESY PHOTO
    Lampasas native Sterling Wright digs during the summers at an archeological site in Romania. Pictured is an aerial view of the site, located near the Black Sea coast. COURTESY PHOTO
  • Wright, second from right, cleans recently excavated pottery with Romanian collaborators. Each evening, excavation team members document their findings, which provide information about the age and culture of ancient settlements. COURTESY PHOTO
    Wright, second from right, cleans recently excavated pottery with Romanian collaborators. Each evening, excavation team members document their findings, which provide information about the age and culture of ancient settlements. COURTESY PHOTO
Sterling Wright describes anthropology as the “study of human variation,” and the Lampasas native and doctoral candidate said his field can help improve human health, public policy and agricultural practices. “Anthropology allows me to explore something that hasn’t been explored before that could still add value to society,” he said. Wright has participated in archeological digs in Macedonia,…

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