NSF Prestige: Three GRFPs, More

School of Anthropology graduate students have scored big with three National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards this spring! The SoA is one of two University of Arizona departments to boast three recipients in the 2017 group; the other department is Optical Sciences. Overall, the UA has 15 awardees. In addition, the SoA is home to two Honorable Mention applicants. Congratulations to our GRFP recipients and honorees, and kudos to all of the SoA grad students... Read more

THIS WEEKEND: SoA at Tucson Festival of Books; ASM Open House; Remembering Wilson

A memorial service for Wilson Hughes (B.A. Arizona, 1973) will be held tomorrow, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m. SoA Director Diane Austin will speak at the memorial, at Wilson’s request. School of Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Jessica Nelson has made a video about... Read more

Sabbagh Lecture Filmed

The 25th Annual Sabbagh Lecture was well attended last Thursday, with 140–150 people nearly filling the room at the Marriott University Park. Dr. Orit Bashkin’s lecture, “The History of Iraqi Jewish Children—In Israel and Iraq,” was filmed and can be accessed here. Many, many thanks to Drs. Entisar (Vivi; Ph.D. Arizona 1992) and... Read more

Spears Defends Master’s Report

Michael C. Spears successfully defended his Master’s Report on February 27, 2017, presenting “A Program Plan and Preservation Plan for the Acoma Historic Preservation Office, Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico” to his committee consisting of T. J. Ferguson (Chair), Barbara J. Mills, and Lindsay... Read more

Loveless Awarded NSF RAPID Grant for 2017 Canada Fieldwork

School of Anthropology doctoral candidate Erana Loveless and her research team will use a $27,982 grant from the NSF on her fire scar rescue project, “Quantifying the Effects of Historical Indigenous Burning and Bison on Mountain Valley Forest Structure and Fire Regimes.” Without the help of this NSF grant, a valuable piece of North... Read more

Using X-rays to Understand Greek Pottery

Ph.D. andidate Emilio Rodríguez-Álvarez has been featured in a video of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens working with a pXRF (Portable X-ray Fluorescence device) for the study of decoration in Archaic Corinthian pottery. This research was possible thanks to an SoA Riecker Grant, a William and Nancy Sullivan... Read more

Mills and Montgomery Present in Santa Fe

School of Anthropology faculty Lindsay Montgomery and Barbara Mills recently participated in a two-day workshop on “Fostering Archaeological Synthesis” held at... Read more

Recent Publications: New Book from Schiffer

Archaeology’s Footprints in the Modern World is the latest volume from Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Michael Brian Schiffer. In answer to the question, “What is the social value of archaeological research to present-day society,” Dr. Schiffer offers forty-three global... Read more

Recent Publications: Protohistoric Southwest from Seymour

Dr. Deni Seymour (Ph.D. Arizona. 1990), alumna and full-time research archaeologist and ethnohistorian, is the editor and a contributor to the new edited volume published by the University of Utah Press entitled Fierce and Indomitable: The Protohistoric Non-Pueblo World in the American Southwest. Dr. Mark... Read more

Upcoming Events—March 3, 2017 Update

•    March 7: ASM Norton Encounters Lecture: Dr. E. Charles Adams, “Contributions to Knowledge: Homol’ovi Research Collections at ASM.” 7:00 p.m., CESL 103. More information
•    March 11: Wilson Wright Hughes Memorial Service, 10:00 a.m., St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church.... Read more