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Undergrad Kennedy Presents at Young Investigator Symposium

On October 30, Adrianna Kennedy (Anthropology Major, graduating May 2021) presented in the Young Investigator Symposium organized by the Max Planck–Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean, held online via Zoom from Harvard University. Adrianna was one of only eighteen students (undergraduate and M.A.)... Read more

Recent Publications: Sanchez, Sánchez-Morales, and Carpenter are co-authors of new JSAMES article

SoA alumni Guadalupe Sanchez (Ph.D. 2010) and John Carpenter (Ph.D. 1996), and SoA Ph.D. candidate Ismael Sánchez-Morales are co-authors of a new article published in Vol. 104 of the Journal of South American Earth Sciences. The research, led by Dr. Georgina Ibarra (UNAM) and titled “Response of surface processes to the Holocene landscape changes... Read more

Recent Publications: Watson and Haas Publish in Science Advances

James Watson, ASM associate curator and UA associate professor of anthropology, and SoA alum Randall Haas (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014; Assistant Professor at UC Davis) are part of a multidisciplinary research team published in the Nov 4 issue of Science Advances. The article, “Female hunters of the early Americas,”... Read more

Cotter Takes Position with FEMA

Soon-to-graduate Ph.D. candidate William Cotter began a new job on August 30, 2020. Bill is now an Appeals Analyst with the Federal Emergency Management Agency at their Consolidated Resource Center in Denton, Texas. As part of his day-to-day duties Bill researches and interprets US law, federal regulations, and FEMA policy about disaster... Read more

Graeter to Speak in LAS Lecture Series

Assistant Professor Stefanie Graeter, who joined the SoA faculty this semester, will speak with Dr. Laura Goffman, assistant professor of Health Studies of the Middle East and North Africa next Friday, November 6, at 1:00 p.m. The lecture “Embodied Populations across Disciplines: Health and Area Studies in Latin America and the Middle... Read more

Call for 2021–2022 UIR Residential Scholar Applications

The School of Anthropology is seeking a Residential Scholar for the 2021–2022 residency at the University Indian Ruin. Please see the attached document detailing the residency, property, and how to apply. The same information is copied below the signature block. While important components of the Residential Scholar position are the campus lecture and a public lecture at the... Read more

LEEP Teams with Reid Park Zoo for Lemur Day!

The Laboratory for the Evolutionary Endocrinology of Primates (LEEP) is partnering with Reid Park Zoo for a conservation chat about lemurs at 5:30 p.m. on October 30, 2020 (World Lemur day)! The event is free but... Read more

Nichter Speaks on Both Coasts

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter was a guest lecturer on Anthropology and Global Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health this week as well as at the department of anthropology at USC, where he spoke about anthropology’s contributions to Covid-19 response. (Anthro News Digest date: 10/23/2020)

Alvarez on TMY and Abolishing the Border

School of Anthropology Associate Research Professor Maribel Alvarez has been much in the news lately. In the October 13 issue of the Daily Wildcat, she describes how “Tucson Meet Yourself ‘reframes’ itself for 2020.” She also contributed ... Read more

Mammoth Times Spotlight Shines on Holliday

Professor Vance Holliday was profiled in the latest issue of Mammoth Trumpet, a quarterly science news magazine focused on the peopling of the Americas and published by the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University. Articles in the Mammoth Trumpet include breaking news on important discoveries and... Read more