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Recent Publications: Two New Articles Coauthored by Watson, Alumni, Grad Students

García-Moreno, Cristina, Patricia Olga Hernández Espinoza, James T. Watson. 2021. “... Read more

In Memoriam: William Robinson (Ph.D. 1967)

William (Bill) Robinson passed away on April 26, 2021. Bill was an archaeologist and dendrochronologist with expertise in our regional history and cultures. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology in 1967 and then joined the faculty of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, which he directed from 1982 to 1986. Bill served as... Read more

Alum Janz (2012) Receives Tenure-track Appointment

Lisa Janz (Ph.D. 2012) has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough, beginning July 1, 2021. Since 2013, Janz has co-directed the Gobi-Steppe Neolithic Project with Mongolian collaborators at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Her work focuses on post-glacial human-environment relationships... Read more

New Article from Alum Crocker (2016), Interdisciplinary Team

Alum Rebecca Crocker (Ph.D. 2016) has worked with an interdisciplinary team to publish the first results from a qualitative study exploring patient perspectives on diabetic related foot ulceration and amputation in a diverse and high disparity sample in southern Arizona. This article, published in the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, is titled “Patient perspectives on the physical, psycho-social, and financial impacts of diabetic foot ulceration and... Read more

Alum Borck (2016) Busy with Panels and Presentations This Summer

This summer has been busy for 2016 Ph.D. alum Lewis Borck. He recently started a term on the editorial board for the journal American Antiquity. In addition, he presented on “Sophisticated Rebels: Insurgent Archaeologies in the American Southwest” for Crow Canyon's lecture series in May ( and gave a seminar on... Read more

Participants Needed for Kid–Dog Interaction Study!

We need participants for our ongoing study in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona with both the Arizona Canine Cognition Center (ACCC) and the Laboratory for the Evolutionary Endocrinology of Primates (LEEP). In response to the COIVD-19 pandemic that began last year, we had to stop participant visits and pause recruitment efforts. We are very excited to announce we were recently approved to continue with visits and are currently recruiting families with a pet dog and with... Read more

Alum Bellorado to Present for AAHS

On Monday, June 21, 2021, Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) will host a free online talk by archaeologist and recent SoA alum, Dr. Ben Bellorado (Ph.D. UArizona, 2020), and wildlife biologist Chuck LaRue titled “Cotton Weaving in Mesoamerica and the Northern US Southwest: A Study of Loom Parts... Read more

UIR Scholar Young’s AAHS Talk Now on YouTube

The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society has placed “Sharing an Ear of Corn: An Archaeologist’s Perspective on the Role of Food in Community Collaborations” by archaeologist, alum, and ... Read more

Another Honor for da Silva!

Congratulations to affiliate faculty member (and alum) Antonio Jose (Tom-Zé) Bacelar da Silva (Ph.D. UArizona 2012), who is the recipient of a Spring 2021 SBS Teaching Award! Read more about Dr... Read more

Recent Publications: Olsen Research Group Publishes in Cell

Regents’ Professor Emeritus John W. Olsen’s research group in Beijing has published an article in Cell titled “The deep population history of northern East Asia from the late Pleistocene to the Holocene,” culminating more than two years of interdisciplinary collaborative research. ... Read more