In Memoriam: Bryant Bannister, 1926–2016

Bryant “Bear” Bannister, Director Emeritus (1964–1982) of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and Professor Emeritus (1959–1989) of dendrochronology and archaeology at the University of Arizona, died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of July 15, 2016. He had been in declining health for the past year or more.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona on December 2, 1926 to surgeon Dr. Kimball Bannister and his wife Elizabeth Davis, during WW II Professor Bannister... Read more

New Blog from Alumna Taylor

Nicole Taylor (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) has launched a new blog for the Huffington Post. This fall semester Dr. Taylor begins her position as associate professor of anthropology at her undergraduate alma mater Texas State University, where she will help develop and implement a proposed Ph.D. program in applied... Read more

Recent Grad Receives Young Scientist Award

Congratulations to Meryanne Tumonggor (M.A. Arizona, 2008; Ph.D. Arizona, 2014), who has been named the 2016 Journal of Human Genetics Young Scientist Award recipient! The award, which “identifies articles that have made a significant contribution to the Journal of Human Genetics, using the judgment criterion of scientific excellence... Read more

News from Italy

Regents’ Professor David Soren was a guest on the Italian national news for the network RAI 2. They did a ca. 4 minute spot on Dr. Soren’s theories about how Attila the Hun was blocked in his attempt to conquer Rome not by Pope Leo, as is taught traditionally, but rather by an epidemic of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, which has now been confirmed by new studies at Yale. The program also cited the Soren team’s new excavations this summer at Lugnano in Teverina,... Read more

Collaborative Project in Mexico Highlighted by TV Azteca

A long term collaborative project between INAH Sonora (Instituto Nacional de Atropologia e Historia) and the UA was recently highlighted in a video produced by TV Azteca Mexico. The video describes recent discoveries by INAH archaeologists and the results of years of collaboration between project co-directors Elisa Villalpando (INAH), John Carpenter (INAH; Ph.D. Arizona, 1996), and James Watson (SoA Associate Professor). The project,... Read more

Irene Romano Conducts Research and Lectures in Israel

Professor of Anthropology and Art History Irene Bald Romano was awarded grants for the summer of 2016 from the Albright Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem, the American Philosophical Society, and the UA School of Art/College of Fine Arts to conduct research on an over life-sized marble head... Read more

J.B. Donne Prize for Former UIR Scholar

Dr. Lawrence Rosen, School of Anthropology Residential Scholar Emeritus, has been awarded the J.B. Donne Prize for an essay he completed while in residence at University Indian Ruin in Fall 2015. The award is given by the Royal Anthropological Institute for the best essay in the past two years in the field of anthropology and art.

Dr. Rosen writes:
The essay builds on the realization that already by the 15th c. Muslim artisans had discovered a formula that... Read more

Voyatzis and Romano Meet with Greek President

On Wednesday, July 6, two School of Anthropology Professors and a Greek colleague met with Procopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece. Professor Mary Voyatzis, Karabots Professor of Greek Archaeology David Gilman Romano, and their colleague Costas Cassios discussed with the President the... Read more

Mills Presents at Sorbonne

Barbara Mills, Professor and former SoA Director, participated in a June workshop funded by the French National Agency for Research, which was held at the Sorbonne/University of Paris. The conference was organized by V. Roux (CNRS, Nanterre), G. Manzo (CNRS, Paris), and B. Bril (EHESS, Paris), and brought together an... Read more

Visiting Scholar Douglass Elected President of AAHS

Visiting Scholar John Douglass (also director of corporate research at Statistical Research, Inc.) has been elected the new president of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS), based here in Tucson. AAHS is affiliated with the Arizona State Museum (ASM) and promotes research and education about the archaeology... Read more