NSF Grant for Inomata and Triadan

SoA professors, Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, were awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $319,934. The fund will support their research on the origins of Maya civilization in southeastern Mexico. Their excavations in 2018 examined a 1.4 km long platform that was constructed around 1000–800 BC. Drs. Inomata and Triadan will use $161,145 of the NSF grant for an airborne LiDAR survey to produce high-precision 3D maps of the platform and other... Read more

Stoffle Team Scoping at Natural Bridges

The School of Anthropology (Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology) research team headed by Professor Rich Stoffle in early August conducted project Scoping for a new study in Natural Bridges National Monument. Natural Bridges is located in south-central Utah near Blanding. The Ethnographic Overview... Read more

ASM Open House September 14

Mark your calendars—Arizona State Museum’s annual fall open house will take place in a few weeks on Friday, September 14, from 3:00 to 5:o0 p.m. This not-to-be-missed event is free and will include free food and give-aways. ASM invites all SoA students, faculty, and staff to visit, tour collections and labs, meet curators, and more. Did we mention that it’s free? View the flyer for more information... Read more

In the Media More from AZ Canine Cognition Center

Assistant Professor Evan MacLean’s research on brain volume and self-control are part of a growing body of research from the past decade that is overturning—sometimes unintentionally—historical beliefs on the relationship of brain size and intelligence in primates and other species.... Read more

Silverstein Article on Turkish Agricultural Reform in American Ethnologist

Associate Professor Brian Silverstein’s article, “Commensuration, Performativity, and the Reform of Statistics in Turkey,” was recently published in American Ethnologist, 45(3), 2018; DOI: 10.1111/amet.12668. Changing the way in which statistics are compiled and then used can have effects on the things the statistics are about. One of the important ways in which Turkish agriculture and, hence, rural livelihoods are changing is through changes in the way agriculture... Read more

New Publication by Holliday, Haynes, and Former SOA Students

Professor Vance Holliday, Regents’ Professor Emeritus Vance Haynes, Josh Reuther (PhD Arizona, 2013), Shane Miller (PhD Arizona, 2014), Todd Surovell (PhD Arizona, 2003), and a cast of dozens published a paper on “Current evidence allows multiple models for the peopling of the Americas” in the journal Science Advances. The authors, led by Ben Potter (University of Alaska-Fairbanks), present a... Read more

Mathwich and Pavao-Zuckerman Publish on Frontier Bureaucracy in JAA

Nicole Mathwich, PhD candidate, is lead author and Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman (former Associate Professor and Associate Director, School of Anthropology) is a co-author for a new article in Journal of Anthropological Archaeology titled “Bureaucratic reforms on the frontier: Zooarchaeological and historical perspectives on the 1767 Jesuit Expulsion in the... Read more

SoA Archaeologists in Chile

Graduate students Paula Ugalde and Amy Schott and their graduate advisor, Professor Vance Holliday, spent ten days in the field and at a conference in northern Chile. The field work was focused on Paula’s graduate research on the earliest archaeological sites in the hyperarid core of... Read more

Pair Honored by AAHS

An SoA faculty member and an alumna were among the awardees at the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society’s recent Pecos Conference in Flagstaff, held August 9–12. Professor T.J. Ferguson and Beth Grindel (PhD Arizona, 1998), first female director of the Arizona State Museum, received the Victor R... Read more

Inomata and Triadan Honored in Guatemala

Professors Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan are this year’s recipients of the Orden del Pop, a major honor among archaeologists working in Guatemala. Since 1998, the Museo Popol Vuh has awarded the Pop in recognition of important contributions to the conservation, investigation, and... Read more