In Memoriam: Stephen L. Zegura

SoA Professor Emeritus Stephen L. Zegura passed away on May 26, 2019, at the age of 75. Dr. Zegura joined what was then the Anthropology Department of University of Arizona in Fall 1972 and taught physical anthropology and human genetics there for over forty years. Described as a “consummate scholar and unwaveringly loyal... Read more

The Clara Lee Tanner Endowed Professorship in Southwestern Anthropology

A Joint Initiative of the School of Anthropology and Arizona State Museum

In 1915, the University of Arizona hired Byron Cummings, the dean of Southwest archaeology, to establish a department of archaeology and direct the Arizona State Museum, which had been founded in 1893. Three of Dr. Cumming’s students... Read more

Eklund to Give AAHS Presentation

Grad student Elizabeth Eklund will give a presentation for the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) meeting on Monday April 15, 2019. Titled “Living with the Canals: Water, Ecology, and Cultural Memory in the Sierra Madre Foothills,” the talk is free and takes place at Banner University Medical Center DuVal Auditorium, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, at 7:30–9:00 p.m. More... Read more

Faculty Presentations: SFA Conversation with Alvarez

Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez participated in a “conversation” sponsored by Southwest Folklife Alliance and VozFrontera. The April 4 event in Nogales, Arizona was titled “What is folklife? How can culture and heritage give us a sense of pride and ownership in our own strength and assets?” and served as a kick-off for VozFrontera’s... Read more

Faculty Presentations: Schon Presents to Green Valley Group

On March 19, 2019, Dr. Robert Schon presented his research on the Archaeology of Baseball in Southeastern Arizona to a packed house at the monthly meeting of the American Association of University Women in Green Valley. The talk focused on Dr. Schon’s excavations at Bisbee’s Warren Ballpark, which opened in 1909.  A... Read more

In the Media: Mills, Linking Southwest Heritage Program Make the Star

Last week we told you about the Linking Southwest Heritage Through Archaeology program, a collaboration between the National Parks Service, the SoA, and the UA College of Education co-directed by Dr. Barbara Mills and Sarah Chavarria, Assistant Dean in the College of Education. Now... Read more

Milestones: UA Service Awards in SoA

Congratulations to Undergrad Advisor Ann Samuelson on receiving her award for 20 years of service at the University of Arizona; for twelve of those years Ann has been in the SoA. Many faculty members received service awards as well. Dr. Thomas Sheridan received his 35-year award; Drs. Diane Austin, Mamadou Baro, Steve Kuhn, Mary Stiner, and Maria Nieves Zedeño received 25-year awards; Drs. Linda Green and Marcela Vásquez-León... Read more

Recent Publications: New Book from ASM Director Lyons

The Davis Ranch Site: A Kayenta Immigrant Enclave in Southeastern Arizona, by the late Rex E. Gerald and edited by SoA alumnus and Arizona State Museum Director Patrick D. Lyons (Ph.D. 2001) is now out and available at the ASM store or ... Read more

Recent Publications: Alum Ryan Publishes in Kiva

Alumna Susan Ryan (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013), director of archaeology at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, is a co-author of a recent article in Kiva—Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History titled “Desirable Meat: The Social Context of Meat Procurement at Albert Porter Pueblo, a Great House Community in the Central Mesa Verde Region.” The paper examines how meat’s “availability and consumption relates to social organization in ancestral Pueblo communities... Read more

Commencement 2019

The 2019 edition of the School of Anthropology Commencement Brunch had a great turnout last Saturday, May 11. Drs. Vance Holliday and Robert Schon shared the duty of introducing the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science candidates to those present, and Dr. Ivy Pike introduced the Ph.D. candidates, several of whom are... Read more