In the Media: Raichlen on Running and the Brain; Kuhn on Ancient Monkey Hunting

Associate Professor David Raichlen’s research on the effects of running on college-aged young adults are mentioned in a March 4 piece.

Professor Steven Kuhn comments on research from the Max Planck Institute about ancient hominins in Sri Lanka who hunted monkeys and turned their bones into projectiles for hunting more monkeys... Read more

Valentinsson Receives SLA Honorable Mention

ANLI Ph.D. candidate Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson has received an Honorable Mention for her submission to the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s 2019 John Gumperz Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize. Along with the winner and two other honorable mentions, Valentinsson will present her submission at the 2019 Meeting of... Read more

Alumni News: Roth Is Vice Provost at UNLV

Congratulations to alumna Barbara Roth (Ph.D. 1989), who became the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in January 2019 after serving as chair of the Department of Anthropology for six years. Having focused on Southwest archaeology during her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Roth writes that she is still a... Read more

Horschler Advances to Semifinals

Graduate student Daniel Horschler competed in the first round of Grad Slam (“a campus-wide competition for the best 3-minute graduate student presentation of a research or creative project”) on Wednesday, and has been selected as a semifinalist. Daniel’s talk is... Read more

News from BARA

A research team from the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology headed by Professor Rich Stoffle just finished the first field session in an Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah. The study is funded by the National Park Service in order to better understand the meaning of... Read more

OPAC Third Thursday Invitation

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center announces it April 18, 2019 “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner featuring the presentation “Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for Fighting Over: Spain’s Impact on Law and Natural Resources in the American West” by historian Dr. Michael M. Brescia. The dinner will be at El Molinito Mexican... Read more

Olsen Is Deputy Editor for Chinese Journal

Regents’ Professor Emeritus and former Anthropology Department Head John W. Olsen has been appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ flagship anthropology journal, Acta Anthropologica Sinica (人类学学报). The journal is sponsored by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing and... Read more

Recent Publications: Life Along the River

Arizona State Museum has just published Life Along the River: Ancestral Hopi at Homol’ovi by Professor and ASM Curator E. Charles Adams. The book is based on the ASM exhibit of the same name, which runs through June 30, 2019. Copies are for sale in the ASM bookstore. (Digest date: 03/22/2019)

Alumni News: In Memoriam: Kit Schweitzer

The SoA mourns the passing of Christopher Louis “Kit” Schweitzer, 74, who died on March 9, 2019, of natural causes following a recent fall at his Tucson home. Kit was an alumnus of UA-Anthropology (B.A. 1966), as were his father, John L. Schweitzer, and step-mother, Marjorie Schweitzer,... Read more

Friends of Anthropology Gather at UIR

The Friends of Anthropology, the School of Anthropology’s much-appreciated supporters, gathered on March 9 at the University Indian Ruin for the Spring 2019 UIR Lecture.

This year’s lecture was given by UIR Residential Scholar, Dr. Valerie Schoof, Assistant Professor in the Bilingual Biology Program, Glendon... Read more