The SoA’s 2018 celebration of World Anthropology Day was a success! The Undergraduate Anthropology Club was on the UA Mall in front of the Student Union with pottery, live weaving with graduate student Emilio Rodriguez-Alvarez, and the SoA’s two articulated skeletons, Skelly and Grim. Postponement from February 15 to last Friday,... Read more

Alumni and Killick Featured by AZPM

Professor David Killick and his research group are the subject of a February 23 story from Arizona Public Media. Dr. Killick, along with alumni Saul Hedquist (Ph.D. Arizona, 2017), Alyson M. Thibodeau (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012), and John R. Welch (Ph.D. Arizona, 1996) investigated a unique kind or turquoise from a mine in Canyon Creek, Arizona, on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. The team published an article on their... Read more

More on Soren’s AIA Teaching Award

We announced in November 2017 that Regents’ Professor David Soren was to be awarded the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award by the Archaeological Institute of America at their meeting in Boston in January 2018. We can now bring you this lovely paragraph describing Dr. Soren’s achievements, which was included in the event program.... Read more

SoA at 2018 Tucson Festival of Books


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The Tucson Festival of Books is coming up right around the corner!... Read more

In the News: Frank in the Star

Medical Anthropology graduate student Brittany Frank appeared on the second page of the Arizona Daily Star this past Wednesday, February 21. Brittany was shown demonstrating the Ethiopian coffee ceremony as part of the UA’s 12th annual Peace Corps Fair. She served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 2011 to 2013 as an English Language Teacher Trainer and... Read more

Anthropology at Tucson Festival of Books

Anthropologist Sherine Hamdy, UC Irvine, will speak in two Tucson Festival of Book sessions. Hamdy is the author of Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt (2012) and co-author with Coleman Nye of the graphic novel Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship,... Read more

Amerind Museum Lecture: Gordon F.M. Rakita, Ph.D.

The Amerind Museum presents “The Relics and Remains of the Ancient Paquiméans,” a lecture by Gordon F.M. Rakita, Ph.D., on Saturday, March 3, at 1:00 p.m.

Abstract: Every society must develop methods and processes for dealing with death. In his talk, The Relics and Remains of the Ancient Paquiméans, Dr. Gordon Rakita (University of North Florida), will describe the ways the ancient inhabitants of Paquimé prepared... Read more

Recent Publications: Edited Volume from Emeriti and Alum

A newly released edited volume from the University of Utah Press features the contributions of several SoA alumni. The Strong Case Approach in Behavioral Archaeology was edited by Michael Brian Schiffer, Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus; Charles Riggs (Ph.D. Arizona., 1999), Professor of Anthropology and curator of Archaeological Collections at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO; and J. Jefferson Reid... Read more

Palomo Receives DDRIG

Juan Manuel Palomo, a doctoral student of Professors Daniela Triadan and Takeshi Inomata, has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant by the National Science Foundation. The title of Juan Manuel’s project is “Local Community and Foreign Groups: Political changes in the Ancient... Read more

SoA Shines at Student Showcase

The 2017–2018 Graduate and Professional Student Council Student Showcase took place this past Wednesday, February 21, 2018 on the UA mall in front of the Student Union. Six School of Anthropology graduate students participated in the event, and two of them walked away with awards. Read abstracts of the SoA projects here. Created in 1993, the GPSC celebrates student research at the UA. Learn more about the showcase here... Read more