Alumni News

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), President of Bronitsky and Associates, is pleased to announce that the United States embassy in Algeria, an Algerian festival, and the Office of Cultural Programs of the State Department are bringing the Chinle Valley Singers to perform at a festival in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, August 6–14. The group has previously performed in Estonia, Latvia, the... Read more

Post date: Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:24

Congratulations to Paola Canova (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014), who has accepted an assistant professor position in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin. She will also hold an appointment in the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). Paola is particularly grateful to the members of her committee—Dr. Thomas Sheridan, Dr. Brian Silverstein, and Dr. Tad Park—for their committed... Read more

Post date: Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:48

Alyson Thibodeau’s (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) dissertation research on “fingerprinting” geological sources of turquoise in the southwest has been selected as the featured article in the latest Geological Society of America press release. Professor David Killick and Ph.D. student Saul Hedquist are also authors of “Isotopic evidence for the provenance of turquoise in the southwestern United States.” Read the abstract... Read more

Post date: Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:45

Larry Agenbroad (M.A. Arizona, 1970) died on October 31, 2014 in Hot Springs, S.D. Dr. Agenbroad, who earned his Ph.D. in Geology from the UA in 1967, served on the staff of the Archaeology Field School in 1965. He is remembered worldwide as a leading expert on mammoths and for the discovery of the world’s largest graveyard of the prehistoric mammals. Read an obituary in the SAA Archaeological... Read more

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As part of its lecture series, the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society is pleased to present Jesse A.M. Ballenger (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) and Jonathan Mabry (Ph.D. Arizona, 1988) on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. They will discuss “Cochise Culture Re-visited: 2014–2015 Excavations at Desperation Ranch.” The lecture will take place at Banner-University Medical Center, Room 5403, 1500 North Campbell Boulevard. Meetings are free and open to the... Read more

Post date: Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:32

Sarah Raskin, who defended her dissertation in April 2015 and will file in Summer 2015, has accepted a position as a Research Associate at LTG Associates, Inc. Located in an historic DC suburb affectionately known as The People’s Republic of Takoma Park (Maryland), LTG is an... Read more

Post date: Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:22

Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology William A. Longacre and alumnus Taylor R. Hermes (M.A. Arizona. 2011) have just published “Rice farming and pottery production among the Kalinga: New ethnoarchaeological data from the Philippines” in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology (Volume 38, June 2015, Pages 35–45). Taylor is currently a doctoral research student at Kiel University in Kiel, Germany. Read the article... Read more

Post date: Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:01

Illinois State University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology James M. Skibo (Ph.D. Arizona, 1990) is co-editor with New Mexico State University Anthropology Professor William H. Walker (Ph.D. Arizon, 1995) of Explorations in Behavioral Archaeology (University of Utah Press, 2015). The book explores behavioral archaeology, which emerged in the 1970s in large part due to the work of Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology... Read more

Post date: Wed, 06/24/2015 - 14:53

John McClelland (Ph.D. Arizona, 2003), an Affiliated Professor of Anthropology, serves as the coordinator for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act at the Arizona State Museum. ASM, like many museums around the country, failed to meet NAGPRA’s 1995 deadline, but it is within three years of finally complying. Read... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/22/2015 - 17:17

Two SoA alumni now employed by the Arizona State Museum recently received honors. Todd Pitezel (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011), is an ASM assistant curator of archaeology. He was selected by the Arizona Site Stewards Program as the 2015 Land Manager of the Year in recognition of his efforts to preserve cultural resources on Arizona State Trust lands. Rick Karl (M.A. Arizona, 2000), ASM administrator for the AZSITE geographic information system for managing Arizona’s... Read more

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