Naco Mammoth Podcast

The ancient remains of a mammoth discovered in 1951 near Naco, Arizona tell a fascinating story. Mark McLemore visits the Arizona State Museum to find out what it says about the humans who lived and hunted in this region more than 12,000 years ago. The audio ran on KUAZ’s “Arizona Spotlight” this morning. Nancy Odegaard speaks a about Emil Haury in relation to the Naco mammoth.

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Holliday’s Research in Earth Magazine

As reported last month, Vance Holliday’s research in Mexico and especially the discovery of  an archaeological association with the Gomphothere elephant Cuvieronious was featured in a news story in the April issue of Earth magazine (formerly Geotimes).


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Local Research Highligted In AZ Daily Star

School of Anthropology people made Arizona Daily Star 1st page Monday, April 12th: “In UA Exhibit, Early Man Takes on Mammoth”. The article features the Naco mammoth kill site and the research of Emil Haury, Vance Haynes, Vance Holliday and Jesse Ballenger; with a nice story on the new exhibit at ASM.

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Two Graduate Students Receive UA Excellence Grad Fellowship

Congratulations to current graduate student Wendy Vogt and incoming student Samantha Fladd who were recently selected by the Graduate College to each receive the UA Excellence Graduate Fellowship in the Social Sciences under the AHSS Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate Fellowship Program

Wendy’s  research interests include politically engaged anthropology, gender and sexuality, migration, transnationalism, historical... Read more

Arizona's Mammoth Hunters - Out With a Whimper or a Bang?

UANews | Did a change in climate or an extraterrestrial impact bring an end to the beasts and people that roamed the Southwest shortly after the last ice age? A team of UA researchers has revisited the evidence. Read about Vance Haynes’ research. Jesse Ballenger is a co-author.  more >

Julie Armin NSF Abstract

As previously reported Julie Armin recently received a NSF grant. Following is the title and abstract.

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Cancer, Citizenship, and Scarcity in the Land of Opportunity

Under the supervision of Mark Nichter, PhD (University of Arizona), doctoral student Julie Armin will compare the lived-experience of cancer treatment for the uninsured with those who qualify for state-funded care. A disease dependent... Read more

Upcoming Activities at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

April 12, 2010    
“Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces” free presentation by Old Pueblo Archaeology Center's director, archaeologist Allen Dart, for Arizona Western College, 2020 S. Avenue 8E, Business Administration room 111 (BA 111), Yuma, Arizona. Cosponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council.

6-7:30 p.m. Free.

Native Americans in the Southwest developed sophisticated skills in astronomy and predicting the seasons, centuries before Old World peoples... Read more

Luce Fellowship Awarded

Congratulations to graduate student Lisa Janz who received notification that she is awarded the Dissertation Fellowship for East and Southeast Asian Archaeology and Early History. This is a major award and it totals $32,000 for the 2010-2011 year ($28,000 plus a $4,000 travel stipend), from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.  Following is her title and abstract and more details about this Fellowships.

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Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship

Congratulations to Jessica Munson who is awarded a prestigious Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship for Pre-Columbian Studies. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is a Harvard University research center for Pre-Columbian Studies, Byzantine Studies, and Landscape Architecture, set in a mansion with a beautiful garden located in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Jessica will spend the academic year of 2010-2011 there to complete her dissertation, which examines architecture and... Read more

Fulbright US Student Grant

Melanie Angel Medeiros was selected for a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to fund her dissertation research in Brazil starting next January. Details were not available at press time and will follow.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year. In academic year 2008-2009, more than 1,500 Americans are studying abroad with support from... Read more