Plan to attend the Arizona State Museum’s Open House for University of Arizona and Pima Community College students and faculty, Friday, September 5, 2014, 3:00–5:00 p.m. Students and faculty from related UA and PCC departments will meet AMS curators, visit laboratories, enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, and learn about internships and classroom resources. Admission and food are free, and there will be giveaways! ASM is on the UA campus, just inside the Main Gate. 1013 E. University Blvd,... Read more

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The 2014 Social and Behavioral Sciences Downtown Lecture Series roster includes presentations by two School of Anthropology faculty members. This year’s topic is food, and Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez takes the podium on October 29 with “We Eat What We Are.”... Read more
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Women with doctorates in archaeology do not apply for National Science Foundation research grants as often as men, and Professor Barbara Mills wants to find out why. She and Michigan State colleague Lynne Goldstein have embarked on an NSF-funded project to unearth the reasons. Read more in this August 13... Read more

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Wilhelm Gerhard Solheim, II, one of the earliest Ph.D. graduates in the SoA’s history (1959) died on July 25, 2014. According to Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus William Longacre, Dr. Solheim led a “distinguished career” in Hawai’i and the Philippines; he was considered a pioneering expert in the archaeology of pre-historic Southeast Asia and the Philippines. He retired from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in December 1991 as Professor Emeritus... Read more

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A photograph and video of Ph.D. candidate Robin Reineke, director of the Missing Migrant Project at the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office, are part of an online photographic essay published by Time. View this and other photos in the series “Immigration: Images from the Border and Beyond”... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:51
The Rock Art Ranch (RAR) field school completed its fourth year of survey on the private Rock Art Ranch and its second year of excavations on the Multi-Kiva (MK) site, which is on Arizona State Trust Land. In addition to support from the School of Anthropology and Arizona State Museum (ASM), ten of the seventeen students at the field school were supported by an NSF Research Enrichment for... Read more
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Dr. Jang-Sik Park will be a Visiting Scholar in the School of Anthropology from July 2014 until February 2015 and is the Summer 2014 University Indian Ruins Residential Scholar. He is on a sabbatical leave from Hongik University in South Korea, where is a Professor of Metallurgical Engineering. Professor Park is the major authority on the historical development of metallurgy in Korea, and in the last few years has expanded into archaeometallurgical projects in Mongolia and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:09
The 4th Parrhasian Heritage Park Field School took place July 7–21, 2014 in Ano Karyes, Arcadia, Greece. Twelve student participants included eight Greek university students (mostly students of cultural heritage management and new technologies from the University of Patras) and four US university students (students of architecture, landscape architecture, and ancient history from the University of... Read more
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The UA/Archaeology Southwest Preservation Archaeology Field School recently returned from a productive field season in Mule Creek, New Mexico. Field school students came from twelve different colleges and universities around the country, and included eleven undergraduates supported by the NSF REU program (including SoA undergraduate Riley Duke) and three graduate students. Project... Read more
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Ph.D. student Danielle Adams was an invited speaker at the tenth “Oxford” International Symposium on Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa, July 14–18, 2014. She presented a paper titled “Multivalent Stars, Clouded Expertise: A Genealogy of Arab Celestial Complexes in Abbasid Astronomical... Read more

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