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Celebrating SoA Fall 2021 Graduates

The School of Anthropology held a virtual celebration this morning to honor our students who completed their studies during the Fall 2021 semester. We salute all 2021 graduates for navigating unprecedented difficulties on the path to graduation! The graduates are listed below, with biographies when available. View the 2021 Graduation Program here.

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Latest News from Bizmoune Cave, Morocco

For those interested in new Paleolithic discoveries in Morocco by Steve Kuhn, Fred A. Riecker Professor of Anthropology, Regents’ Professor Mary Stiner, and their dear friend and colleague, Abdujalil (Jalil) Bouzzouggar, here are some international news feeds (YouTube, in French but easily understandable) featuring:

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ANTH 313 Visits Pharmacy Museum

On November 23, 2021, the students enrolled in Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity (taught by Professor Eleni Hasaki; ANTH/CHS/CLAS/HIST/HSP/RELI 313) resumed their regular field visits to the brand new location and museum setting of the Coit Museum of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The Museum holdings, ranging from show globes (a visual... Read more

Recent Publications: UA Press/Amerind Foundation Book Features SoA Alumni Authors

Birds of the Sun, a book coming out from UA Press in spring 2022, includes contributions by SoA archaeology alumni Patricia Crown (Ph.D. 1981), Samantha Fladd (Ph.D. 2018), Patrick Lyons (ASM Director; Ph.D. 2001), and Christine Szuter (Ph.D. 1989). The volume, a monograph... Read more

Next STS Inside Out on December 10!

The next STS  Inside  Out meeting is on December 10, 2021, 11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m., in Gender & Women’s Studies Conference Room 100. We will discuss a work-in-progress by Dr. Eric Plemons. RSVP and send any accommodation and dietary requests by December 6 to

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Rob Weiner presents for AAHS: "Monumental Avenues of the Chaco World: New Research at the Crossroads of Infrastructure, Ontology, and Power"

On December 20, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. AZ time, Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) presents Rob Weiner (SoA Affilliate/DCC), "Monumental Avenues of the Chaco World: New Research at the Crossroads of Infrastructure, Ontology, and Power."

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Rob Weiner presents for AIA-Boulder: "Ancient Roads of the Chaco World: Monumentality, Religion, and Power"

On December 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. AZ Time, Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Boulder presents Rob Weiner (SoA Affiliate/DCC), "Ancient Roads of the Chaco World: Monumentality, Religion, and Power."

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In the Media: MacLean Is Jeff Goldblum’s Dog Expert

It’s a fairly common occurrence for Dr. Evan MacLean, assistant professor and director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center, to get calls from people in the popular media looking for expertise in all things dog. Being asked about his availability to travel to California for filming of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” took things to... Read more

In the Media: Ed Jolie Featured in Podcast “Heritage Voices”

For a recent episode of the “Heritage Voices” podcast, host Jessica Yaquinto interviews Dr. Edward A. Jolie (Oglala Lakota and Hodulgee Muscogee), the Clara Lee Tanner Associate Professor at School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona and Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Arizona State Museum. They talk about perishable materials,... Read more

Nichter Receives SMA Recognition

On November 4, 2021, Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter received the Hazel Weidman Award for Exemplary Service to the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA). Established in 2017, the Hazel Weidman Award is presented every two years to a member... Read more