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In the Media: Recent Horschler Publication Featured by UANews

Recently we announced that graduate student Daniel Horschler is the lead author on a paper in Animal Cognition titled “Absolute brain size predicts dog breed differences in executive function.” Now... Read more

Recent Publications: Borck Publishes in JCA

Lewis Borck, (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) has just published a paper (as solo author) in the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology (volume 5, issue 2) titled “Constructing the Future History: Prefiguration as Historical Epistemology and the Chronopolitics of Archaeology.” The article is located here. Dr. Borck is a Visiting Assistant Professor/Researcher in the Archaeology of the... Read more

Mills Inducted as SoA’s Newest Regents’ Professor

Dr. Barbara Mills was one of five University of Arizona faculty members honored at the Twenty-first Regents’ Professors Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Dr. Mills, who served as SoA Director from from 2008 through 2013, joins a growing list of SoA Regents’ Professors, including Drs. Mary Stiner, Mark... Read more

Recent Publications: Sheridan Pens Essay for Open Arizona

University of Arizona Press has just published Peter Whiteley’s groundbreaking ethnography Deliberate Acts: Changing Hopi Culture through the Oraibi Split on its Open Arizona website. Open Arizona is a project to digitally republish out of print classic works. UA Press asked Distinguished Outreach Professor Tom Sheridan to write an essay on the book, which is also available. The essay is titled “... Read more

Recent Publications: Multiple Publications from Irene Romano

Professor Irene Bald Romano is the co-editor and co-author of a recently released peer-reviewed book, Restaging Greek Artworks in Roman Times (2018, LED Edizioni Universitarie, Milan). She is also the lead co-author of a chapter of another book, in press at the University of Aarhus, on the excavations of a Roman villa along the shores of Lake Nemi in... Read more

Recent Publications: Emeritus Professor Schiffer’s Latest Book

Michael Schiffer, Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus, has announced his newest book, Spectacular Flops: Game-Changing Technologies that Failed. Chapter 1 is an introduction that discusses why behavioral archaeology can furnish insights into these kinds of technological failures. Chapters 2–13 are case studies of specific technologies, ranging from the first automobile (1769) to the nuclear-powered bomber. The final chapter presents limited generalizations... Read more

Recent Publications: Carney Co-Authors Tucson Food Report

Megan Carney, Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Regional Food Studies, is co-author of the report “State of the Tucson Food System 2018–2019,” which was released last week by CRFS. The report was the subject of a January 9 CRFS Brown Bag Lecture. (Anthro News date: 1/18/2019)... Read more

Recent Publications: Horschler and MacLean Article in Animal Cognition

Graduate student Daniel Horschler (right) is lead author and Assistant Professor Evan MacLean (Left) is a co-author on a recently published a paper in Animal Cognition titled “Absolute brain size predicts dog breed differences in executive function.” The research team used citizen science data from... Read more

In the Media: Hunt Helps Unravel Rapa Nui Monument Placement Questions

Professor of Anthropology and Honors College Dean Terry Hunt is a co-author on a January 10 PLoS One article titled “Rapa Nui (Easter Island) monument (ahu) locations explained by freshwater sources” that explains the reason behind the locations of Rapa Nui’s iconic monuments. The research team, led by Robert DiNapoli of the University of... Read more

Fulbright Awardee Shares Tips for Success

Shelley Lynn Hawthorne Smith, Program Coordinator, Senior in the Graduate College, was quite “impressed by Sarah Renkert’s approach to applying for fellowships and delighted to learn about her success.” SoA doctoral candidate Sarah was recently awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship, which we reported back in November 2018. Shelley encouraged Sarah to share her pointers for fellowship application success, and we are happy to pass them along... Read more

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