Archaeology of the Mediterranean News

John Keck, Ph.D. student in the Archaeology of the Mediterranean World in the School of Anthropology has received one of the 2019 College of Science Graduate Student Awards in the category of “Service.” John works in the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Mediterranean Dendrochronology Laboratory with Dr. Charlotte Pearson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

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In Celebration of the Late Jane Hill

Journal of Sociolinguistics has published a tribute to the late Regents’ Professor Emerita Jane H. Hill (1939–2018) co-authored by Jacqueline Messing (Ph.D. Arizona, 2003) and Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology Jennifer Roth-Gordon. As a... Read more

Faculty Honors: Braitberg Finalist for Five Star Faculty Award

This semester Victor Braitberg, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Assistant Professor Honors College, was a finalist for the UA Five Star Faculty Award. He was selected among seven finalists out of over a hundred student-nominated faculty. This award is the only student-run selection process to acknowledge the best teaching faculty... Read more

Recent Publications: Stiner, Mentzer Part of Neolithic Urine Salts Research Team

Regents’ Professor Mary Stiner and alum Susan Mentzer (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) are among the co-authors of a new article from Science Advances titled “Urine salts elucidate Early Neolithic animal management at Aşıklı Höyük, Turkey.” The research uses a new approach developed by then-undergrad in UA geosciences, lead author Jordan Abell, to examine the transition from... Read more

Recent Publications: Lamoreaux Writes for SCA Forum

Assistant Professor Janelle Lamoreaux has another new publication out. She contributed to the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s online Editors’ Forum called Theorizing the Contemporary. Dr. Lamoreaux’s piece, “Epigenetic In/fertilities,” is a... Read more

Recent Publications: Borck Co-authors Encyclopedia Chapter

Alumnus Lewis Borck (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016; Universiteit Leiden) and Stefani Crabtree (Utah State University and the Santa Fe Institute) published an overview chapter in the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology last month titled “Social Networks for Archaeological Research.” You can access the chapter here.

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Aragon Receives DDIG

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Leslie Aragon, who has been awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for her project titled “Networking Identity in the Hohokam Ballcourt World.” Leslie’s dissertation committee is chaired by Regents’ Professor Barbara J. Mills.

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AZCCC Represents SoA at Florida Conference

Grad student Daniel Horschler reports that members of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center group attended the International Conference on Comparative Cognition in Melbourne Beach, Florida last week and gave a few talks. Here’s a link to the conference program. The SoA presenters were:

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Faculty Awards: Smith Receives Japan Foundation Fellowship

Affiliate faculty member and East Asian Studies Assistant Professor Nathaniel Smith was awarded a Japan Foundation long-term research fellowship for the 2019–2020 academic year for his project titled “Kabukicho Renaissance:... Read more

Recent Publications: Alum Duwe Edits New Collaborative Volume on Pueblo History

The Continuous Path: Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming, edited by Sam Duwe (Ph.D. 2011) and Robert Preucel, is now available through the University of Arizona Press. The book, the outcome of a seminar at the Amerind Foundation, challenges archaeologists to take Pueblo notions of movement seriously by privileging Pueblo... Read more