Significant Hopi Basketry Collection Donated to ASM

It is with deep gratitude that the Arizona State Museum (ASM) announces it has received a significant donation of 208 Hopi baskets from Judith W. and Andrew D. Finger, residents of Dallas, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The 177 wicker, 29 coiled, and 3 plaited baskets join and enhance ASM’s existing collection—the world’s largest, most comprehensive, and best documented assemblage of American Indian basketry.... Read more

Upcoming Events, 1/12/2018 Edition

•    January 13, 1:00 p.m.: Alumna Deni Seymour (Ph.D. 1990), “Who Are the Sobaipuri O’odham?: The Sobaipuri Legacy at the San Xavier/Wa:k Community,” Arizona History Museum, Tucson. More information
•    January 18, 2:00 p.m.: SoA Lecture Series: Ethel Hazard, UIR Scholar, “Persons of African Descent and Digital Age Permutations: Techno-... Read more

Alumni News: Josh Reuther and Human Migration to Americas

Alumn Joshua Reuther (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013; Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Alaska; Curator of Archaeology, Museum of the North) is co-author on a new article in Nature about DNA evidence for a new human lineage in the human migration to the western hemisphere. The New... Read more

Alumni News: College of Public Health job for Priscilla Magrath

Priscilla Magrath (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) has just secured a job as Lecturer in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health here at the University of Arizona. She will start teaching classes in Global Health and Qualitative Methods in Spring 2018.

Recent Publications: (Electronic) Volume Edited by Olsen Now Available

The electronic version of The Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology (Springer, 2017) is now available on-line at Co-edited by School of Anthropology Regents’ Professor Emeritus John Olsen, the Handbook is the culmination of nearly eight years of effort, coordinating dozens of contributors from all over the region, totaling 42... Read more

Field Trip to San Pedro Valley Clovis Sites

On Saturday, November 4, the VancesHaynes and Holliday—and Jesse Ballenger (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) led fourteen members of the Torrance County (New Mexico) Archaeological Society on a day-long trip to visit the Clovis sites of the San Pedro Valley. We met Sharon Hanna, the... Read more

SoA Profs, Alumni Attend Shanghai Forum

Professors T. J. Ferguson, Takeshi Inomata, and Barbara Mills attended the Third Shanghai Archaeology Forum, sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Several hundred archaeologists from around the world attended the conference to hear about the latest... Read more

Inomata in UA News

SoA Professor Takeshi Inomata is featured in the UA News piece, “Winter Solstice Reminds Us of Civilization That Revered the Sun.” Dr. Inomata was interviewed about the meaning of the winter solstice in Maya civilization for this news article. He explains the Maya calendar system and talks about the early architectural complex... Read more

Irene Romano Selected as PREP Participant

Dr. Irene Bald Romano, Professor in the School of Anthropology, Curator of Mediterranean archaeology at the Arizona State Museum, and professor of art history in the School of Art, has been chosen to participate in the 2018 German-American Provenance Research Exchange Program (PREP), jointly organized by the Smithsonian... Read more

Mt. Lykaion: Cover Story, Student Funding, More

The cover story for Archaeology Magazine, January/February 2018, is an article on the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, “A View from the Birthplace of Zeus.” The project is a collaboration between the University of Arizona and the Arcadian Ephorate of Antiquities and is run under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at... Read more