“Eerie and Weird” Find by Soren-Led Project

Just in time for Halloween, UANews has announced the discovery of a ten-year-old child buried in Roman times. The newly exhumed child was buried with a stone in his or her mouth, perhaps to prevent the child from returning from the grave. The find has earned the local epithet of “Vampire of Lugnano” according to Regents’... Read more

Faculty Presentations: Mark and Mimi Nichter Part of NIH Panel

Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter and retired Professor Mimi Nichter participated in an expert panel on high intensity drinking among college students and emerging adults at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism on October 10. The NIAAA is part of the National institutes of Health.

Faculty Presentations: Zedeño Speaks at Stanford

Professor Maria Nieves Zedeño gave a lecture on October 4 at the Stanford University Archaeology Center. The title of her talk was “Napi is the environment: Looking at the peopling of North America through Blackfoot Creation Stories.” This was the first lecture of the Center’s Connectivity and Temporality in the Archaeological Record lecture series for Fall 2018.

Abstract: Although generally thought as timeless, creation stories often derive from... Read more

In the Media: CNN Quotes Roth-Gordon

Associate Professor Jennifer Roth-Gordon uses “the iceberg metaphor” in a discussion about euphemisms for racism in a CNN article from September 29 titled “The polite way to call someone a racist.”

Archaeology Faculty, Alumni Visit Regional Sites

On September 22, Dr. Jesse Ballenger (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) led his son, Parish, and Regents’ Professor Emeritus C. Vance Haynes to the Cochise County site of a mammoth tooth find he had made some time ago. The site was later rediscovered by someone who reported it to the BLM, who then reported it to Professor Vance Holliday, Dr. Ballenger, and Dr. Haynes. Drs. Ballenger and Haynes returned to the location on that September Saturday to have a... Read more

Free Tickets to AZPM’s Screening of Native America w/ Prof. Montgomery!

On October 22, Arizona Public Media will hold a screening of the new PBS series Native America. The series features expert commentary by the School of Anthropology’s own Assistant Professor Lindsay Montgomery, and Dr. Montgomery will speak at the screening. Click here for information and free tickets to the event, which will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.... Read more

Smith Family Helps Create UIR Website

Thanks to the generous support of Jaye, Jean, and Eldon Smith, the School of Anthropology is collaborating with Leszek Pawlowicz, Associate Practitioner from Northern Arizona University’s Department of Anthropology, to develop an educational website for the University Indian Ruin. The website will feature 3-D panoramas and models to help convey information about the site, its features, its relationship to other Hohokam sites, and the artifacts found there, in formats that... Read more

Crow Canyon Job for Fladd

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Samantha Fladd, who is the new Supervisory Field Archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center! Sam, whose research focuses on “on the Homol’ovi Settlement Cluster of northeast Arizona and Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico” (according to the Crow Canyon website), will defend her dissertation later this month.... Read more

NPS Features SoA CESU

One of the School of Anthropology’s Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network projects is featured in a National Park Service website piece about CESU agreements. The project is titled “O’odham Trails on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.” The text appears below; learn more about other CESU projects here.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

At Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument the NPS and... Read more

Adams to Give Talk on Arabian Astronomy at Kartchner Caverns

Recent SoA graduate Dr. Danielle Adams (PhD 2018) will be giving a special talk on Arabian astronomy at the upcoming Kartchner Caverns Star Party on Saturday, October 13.

Abstract: Dr. Danielle Adams, a recent graduate from the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona and NASA Space Grant fellow, will speak about the rich star lore of Arabia as it was more than a thousand years ago. Camels, vultures, goats, wild... Read more