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"Awesomeness": More on SoA Faculty Citation Rankings!

Thanks to Dr. Mark Nichter for pointing out in last week’s Anthro News Digest a new study of citation rankings that includes Anthropology. In fact, the School of Anthropology has quite a few people in the top 2%! Among our active faculty, professors Vance HollidayTakeshi InomataSteve Kuhn, and Mary Stiner are on this list. In addition to Dr. Nichter, retired professors C. Vance Haynes, ... Read more

Odegaard Receives MAA’s Lidman Award

Nancy Odegaard, Conservator and Head of Preservation Division at Arizona State Museum and Professor in the School of Anthropology received the 2020 Roger Lidman Distinguished Service Award from the Museum Association of Arizona. The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to a museum, the museum... Read more

Recent Publications: Douglass Co-Authors with Society for American Archaeology

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology John Douglass recently published with colleagues two pieces in different venues of the Society for American Archaeology. John Douglass and Sarah Herr (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999; Desert Archaeology) recently published a piece in the SAA Archaeological Record on their survey results of... Read more

Grad Student Poulin Wins Museum Studies Prize

Congratulations to Anthropology Ph.D. student Mairead Poulin (archaeology emphasis with minors in art history and American Indian studies), who has been awarded a first prize in the inaugural Museum Studies Research Paper competition in UA’s School of Art. Mairead wrote her paper “Complexities in the Exhibition of Stolen Native... Read more

Astroth Presents Master’s Research

Kirk Astroth, who graduate in Spring 2020 with an M.A. in applied archaeology, recently shared the results from his master’s research project on dating the varnish on petroglyphs to two groups. Selected as a “Lightning Talk,” Astroth was chosen to summarize his research at the Arizona Archaeological Council’s virtual fall conference on October 23r. On November 7, Astroth also presented a much longer summary of his master’s research for the San Diego Rock Art Association... Read more

Mark Nichter Ranks in Top 2% among Most Cited

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter was just informed that he is on a list of the top 2 per cent of scientists globally. Dr. Nichter earned a highly respectable rank of 300 in the field of Public Health out of 48,533 authors. Stanford University recently released a list that represents the top 2 per cent of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. The exhaustive list has 1,59,683 [sic] persons. This large database created by experts at Stanford University led... Read more

Faculty Presentations: Lanoë and Zedeño to Present on Their Paleoindian Research Program

On Friday, November 13, Assistant Research Professor François Lanoë and Professor Nieves Zedeño will give a lecture titled “Blackfoot Early Origins: Community-based Paleoindian Archaeology” at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series. 

Abstract: Archaeologists and Native communities strongly differ and often conflict in how to approach the deep past. At long time scales both parties tend to... Read more

Recent Publications: Olsen Co-Edits Special Issue of Quaternary International

Regents’ Professor Emeritus John Olsen, in association with three of his Russian colleagues, has co-edited a Special Issue of Quaternary International titled “Current Research on Prehistoric Central Asia.”  The full issue can be downloaded here: Read more

Recent Publications: Carney, "No Crisis Is an Island"

A piece by Assistant Professor Megan Carney was published on November 11, 2020 on AES as a web exclusive. Read “No Crisis Is an Island: On Migration, Pandemic, and Everyday Struggles in Sicily” now.

Recent Publications: Lamoreaux Article in Environmental Humanities

Assistant Professor Janelle Lamoreaux has a new, co-authored publication out in the journal Environmental Humanities called: “Situated Kinmaking and the Population ‘Problem’.” You can find the details here. (Anthro News Digest date: 11/13/2020)