School of Anthropology Ph.D. candidates Amy Schott and William Reitze have had a lot of national news coverage after an article was published by Western Digs on September 29 highlighting two large Basketmaker age villages that were found during the summers of 2013 and 2014 as part of an archaeological survey. Petrified Forest National Park, where both Amy and Bill are park archaeologists, is in the process of doubling in size, and the survey begins the... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:11

In cooperation with archaeologists from the Coronado National Forest and students at the University of Arizona, in late September the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) undertook excavations at the Cave Creek Midden site in Cochise County, Arizona. Located on a privately-owned ranch adjacent to Coronado National Forest, the site was first excavated by E.B. “Ted” Sayles and Ernst Antevs in 1936, and is the type site for the Chiricahua Stage of the Cochise Culture. Led by... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:01

Michelle Bezanson (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006; and Stacey Tecot (Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology) were recently named Co-Chairs of the American Society of Primatologists Conservation Committee. The committee is responsible for raising and distributing funds for primate conservation programs and research.

Post date: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:59

Dr. Christopher D. Dore, University of Arizona Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, will receive the Asa T. Hill Memorial Award on 17 October 2014 from the Nebraska State Historical Society. The award, given periodically, recognizes an outstanding research project in the field of Great Plains archaeology. The award was given for the 1994... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:57

SoA Ph.D. student Julie Armin co-chaired a School for Advanced Research (SAR) Applied Anthropology Seminar with University of Texas at San Antonio faculty member Laura Eichelberger (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) and University of California, San Francisco faculty member Nancy Burke called “Negotiating Structural... Read more

Post date: Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:03

Associate Professor Eleni Hasaki (Anthropology and Classics) was recently awarded a Confluencenter Director’s Fund for Excellence grant from the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry to host an interdisciplinary colloquium on the technological choices of potters in the ancient Mediterranean with an emphasis on... Read more

Post date: Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:01

Staff at the Arizona State Museum and members of the Tucson archaeological community mourn the death of Werner Zimmt on September 12, 2014. Dr. Zimmt had ties to the SoA, as well: Professor Emeritus Raymond Thompson edited the volume A Jesuit Missionary in Eighteenth Century Sonora: The Letters of Father Philipp Segesser (University of New Mexico Press, 2014), for which Dr. Zimmt provided translations of the letters from their original German. Read... Read more

Post date: Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:59

Saffo Papantonopoulou is an incoming student in the Anthropology and Middle East Studies dual-Ph.D. program. She graduated with honors from Brown University in 2008; her B.A. was in history. After that, she was out of school for three years before returning to academia in 2011 to pursue a Master’s in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research. Her family is Greek from Egypt, and so the relationship between Greece and the Middle East is very dear to her. She is very... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:39

Ph.D. candidate Robin Reineke and the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, which she cofounded, are the subject of a video news piece from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. Bruce Anderson, (Ph.D. Arizona, 1998), forensic anthropologist with the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, also appears in the video. Watch it... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:38

On Tuesday evening, September 23rd, the Undergraduate Anthropology Club and the School of Anthropology co-hosted a mini-conference to showcase our undergraduate student activities over the summer. Presentations included information about internships, field schools, study abroad and independent student research. In some cases, students are still engaged in these activities this semester.
About 30 people attended, including Anthropology majors, faculty, and staff, as well as a... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:36