David Killick Receives NSF Grant

Dr. David Killick has a new grant from NSF; starting July 1, 2009, he is awarded $269,754 for 2-years from the Archaeometry NSF program. Following are the title and grant abstract.

Developing Heavy Stable Isotopes for Provenance of Turquoise, Metals and Glass

This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

With the support of the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team at the University of Arizona... Read more

Karin Friederic Receives Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to Karin Friederic for receiving a Dissertation Fellowship from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Dissertation: Frontiers of Violence: Women's Rights, Family Violence, and the State in Ecuador (supervised by Dr. Linda Green).

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression,... Read more

Video: 1964 Film Documents Last Excavations at Snaketown

When Emil Haury returned to the site where he began 30 years earlier, he brought in heavy equipment, more sophisticated analytical tools and a motion picture camera to document the work. Watch the video here:

Archaeologists Mark 75-year Anniversary of Seminal Hohokam Excavations

Much of what is known about the Hohokam and their extensive systems of canals and flourishing agriculture comes from excavations begun in 1934 at a site along the Gila River called Snaketown. Emil Haury, who led the field operations at Snaketown, went on to become the head of the UA anthropology department and director of the Arizona State Museum. Read more here:

Ivy Pike Receives Additional Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Ivy Pike who was notified that her NSF grant to study Collaborative Research: The Violence of "Small Wars," Poverty, and Health in Three Pastoralist Communities in Northern Kenya will receive an additional $53,846 and extend the project to August 31, 2010. The total award is now $143,373. In this project Dr. Pike and Dr. Bilinda S. Straight (Western Michigan University) will lead an international team of anthropologist to investigate the social and health-... Read more

Inomata and Triadan Received NSF Funding for Subvention Costs

With support from the National Science Foundation, Drs. Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan will publish the results of archaeological investigations conducted during the first phase of the Aguateca Archaeological Project from 1996 through 2003. Extensive excavations in an elite residential area and the royal palace at the Classic Maya site of Aguateca, located in the western Peten, Guatemala, uncovered a rare case of rapid abandonment around AD 810. In situ artifact assemblages which... Read more