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Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Now That You Are Vaccinated

February 5, 2021

Nichter and Colleagues Create Post-Vaccine Brochure

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter was part of a team from HCWHosted that developed a useful brochure about COVID-19 vaccinations. Titled “Now that You Are Vaccinated,” the brochure is available on the HCWHosted website and... Read more

Report on Summer 2020 Virtual Parrhasian Field School

Dr. David Gilman Romano also sent in the recently printed Report of Activities of the successful Summer 2020 Parrhasian Heritage Park Virtual Field School held during four days last July:

This was our 10th consecutive Field School and it included (virtually) undergraduate students and graduate students from the University of Arizona as well as... Read more

Summary of Fall 2020 Archaeological Mapping Lab Fall 2020 Activities

Dr. David Gilman Romano, Director of the Archaeological Mapping Lab, submitted the following report:

Ten students were employed in the Archaeological Mapping Lab during the Fall Semester 2020. The students include five UA Anthropology graduate students in the Mediterranean Concentration, Nicholas Jones, Laryssa... Read more

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic


Nichter and Colleagues Examine Microbiome in Time of COVID-19 in PNAS

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter is a co-author of a new PNAS article titled “The hygiene hypothesis, the COVID pandemic, and consequences for the human microbiome” (PNAS 2021 Vol. 118 No. 6 e2010217118; The... Read more

Alum Crocker to Present COPH Seminar

Dr. Rebecca Crocker, SoA alum (Ph.D. 2016) and former SoA post-doctoral researcher, will present a college-wide seminar in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at noon. The seminar is titled “Binational Barriers to Medical Care and Their Impact on Care Seeking Practices of Mexican... Read more

In the Media: Plemons on History Colorado Podcast

Eric Plemons, Associate Professor, is featured in History Colorado’s podcast series “Lost Highways: Dispatches from the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains.” The episode, “Going Back to Trinidad,” covers the history of pioneering surgeon Stanley Biber, whose small town practice in Trinidad, CO became known as the “sex change capital of the... Read more

New Publications on Slang and Ethnographic Discourse Analysis by Jen Roth-Gordon

Associate Professor Jen Roth-Gordon has contributed an entry to the The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology titled “Linguistic Creativity: Slang.” She also happily reports that her chapter “Situating Discourse in Ethnographic and Sociopolitical Context” finally came out in The Cambridge Handbook of... Read more

Alum Borck Is “Fugitive Archaeological Spaces” Panelist

School of Anthropology alum Lewis Borck (Ph.D. 2016) will be a panelist on the most recent “From the Margins to the Mainstream: Black and Indigenous Futures in Archaeology” lecture series organized by the Indigenous Archaeology Collective and the Society for Black Archaeologists titled “Fugitive Archaeological Spaces” that will occur on February 3, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

Panel Overview: Over the past year, we have seen renewed organizing... Read more

Worthey Receives Leakey Foundation Grant

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Kayla Worthey, who recently received a Leakey Foundation Research Grant for her project titled “Environmental context of early ornament use during the Moroccan MSA.” The grant will be used to fund stable isotope analyses of faunal remains and leaf wax biomarkers from Moroccan Paleolithic sites in order to... Read more

Recent Publications: Hasaki Coedits Volume: Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World

Eleni Hasaki (Associate Professor Anthropology/Classics) coedited a volume with Martin Bentz (University of Bonn, Germany) titled ... Read more