Ph.D. candidate Don Anderson contributed an entry titled “Taxi Drivers—Labor Issues” for the Sage Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy, published in August 2014. Taking a global view of the taxi industry, the entry covers common labor issues facing taxicab drivers, from occupational and health hazards, to issues of employment context, social status, and skill, concluding that labor conditions for taxicab drivers are shaped by: 1) the relative amount of... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:07
Historic Preservation: Last June, the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places authorized the expansion of the Badger–Two Medicine Traditional Cultural District from 89,000 acres to 265,000 acres. This event marks a decade of collaborative research involving BARA and the University of Arizona, the Blackfeet Tribe, Blackfeet Community College, and the USDA Forest Service, aimed at... Read more
Post date: Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:04

On Tuesday night, September 2, the School of Anthropology (SOA) hosted a Welcome/Welcome Back party for our entering and returning undergraduate students. Approximately 40 people attended, including SOA faculty, staff, and undergraduate students, many of whom were first year entering students. Undergraduate Anthropology Club (UAC)... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:54

Associate Professor Ivy Pike has received a National Science Foundation grant to continue collaborative research on violence, poverty, and health in Kenya with Bilinda Straight of Western Michigan University.
Abstract: Using mobile, participatory methods, this collaborative project... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:53

Stories about romantic escapades on archaeological excavations are legend, as anyone who has worked on a dig can surely attest. We have all heard about happy relationships that began in the field and thrived for decades. But as we also know, excavation lore contains stories of other kinds of “relationships,” as well. This Survey on Field Safety: Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean Basin is designed to understand the ways in which archaeological fieldwork does—or does not—provide a... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:49

Once again, the School of Anthropology announces its Annual Photo Contest. All UA School of Anthropology students, staff, faculty, and donors are eligible to submit photos for the eighth contest, which is themed “Capture Anthropology in Action.” Please submit your digital photos directly to Norma Maynard along with the Submission Form and a Photo Release Form for every recognizable person in your images. The forms and all past winners are available on the SoA website,... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:20

Be sure to attend the Arizona State Museum’s Open House for University of Arizona and Pima Community College students and faculty, this afternoon, 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... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:18

Brian Harmon (Applied Archaeology program) is one of the administrators for the SAA PEC Network of State Coordinators Facebook page, which is about to embark on a tour of public archaeology in the United States and Canada. Beginning on September 1, the page will feature people, parks, museums, programs, events, websites,... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:16

Professor Barbara Mills recently attended a UNESCO HEADS (Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals, and Social Developments) conference on Settlement Dynamics: The Forager-Farmer Transition, Origins of Food Production and the World Heritage Convention, in Puebla, Mexico. Her presentation summarized archaeological research on the... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:14

An article in the August 14, 2014 Tucson Weekly highlights the expansion of folklore/folklife activity in the state of Arizona led by Associate Professor of Anthropology Maribel Alvarez. A new organization, the Southwest Folklife Alliance, has been formed in partnership with the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences to advance heritage-based arts and economic development across the region. The new organization serves as parent and producing company for Tucson... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:12