Arizona Anthropologist Seeks Content

The editorial board of Arizona Anthropologist is pleased to announce a call for submissions for our next issue!

The theme for the issue is Changing Environments, and we will accept a range of submission types that connect to this broad theme. We seek research paper submissions that connect to this theme by examining human reactions to or impacts on changing environments (whether natural, social, political, or other types of environments). Other types of submissions may also... Read more

Recent Publications: SoA Affiliates Publish in Science Advances

Charlotte Pearson is lead author and Gregory Hodgins is a co-author for a new article in Science Advances titled “Annual Radiocarbon Record Indicates 16th Century BCE Date for the Thera Eruption.” This UANews article explains that their research may... Read more

In the Media: Raichlen Weighs in on Back Health on NPR

Associate Professor David Raichlen provided comments for an August 13 piece on NPR’s Morning Edition. His research with Tanzania’s Hadza hunter-gatherers suggests they sit about as much as Americans do, but have much less back pain. Listen to (or read) “To Fix That Pain in Your Back, You Might Have to Change the Way You Sit.”

In the Media: AZ Canine Cognition Center Featured in Local Periodical

The July/August issue of The Tucson Dog, a two-year-old “publication dedicated to promoting the human/animal bond and raising awareness of shelter and rescue animals,” features an article on Assistant Professor Evan MacLean’s research in the Arizona Canine Cognition Center. You can read “A Look Inside the Canine Mind” here.

In the Media: Reineke Quoted in Multiple News Articles

Robin Reineke (PhD Arizona, 2016) of the Colibrí Center for Human Rights and the UA’s Southwest Center is quoted in several recent news pieces: A July 31 article from Pacific Standard Magazine looks at a recent increase in migrants using dangerous routes to cross into the United States, while... Read more

Apply Now for BARA 2018–2019 Internships!

The Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology is offering undergraduate and graduate student internships in four distinct programs for the 2018–2019 academic year. A brief summary of the programs appears below. For a complete description and to access application forms, please visit the BARA Internship Opportunities page. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2018.

•    Investigating Food-... Read more

Recent Publications: Research Agreement with Blackfeet Tribe Yields PNAS Article

Research made possible by a longstanding agreement with the Blackfeet Tribe has allowed Professor Nieves Zedeño (pictured) and two SoA alumni to publish an article titled “Indigenous impacts on North American Great Plains fire regimes of the past millennium “in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Co-written with Christopher Roos (PhD... Read more

Recent Publications: Nakhai Publishes in Chronicle for Higher Education

Associate Professor Beth Alpert Nakhai just had a piece published in the Chronicle for Higher Education. In “How to Avoid Gender-Based Hostility During Fieldwork,” she reports on findings from her two-year survey focused on researchers in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean basin. Dr. Nakhai also lists some best practices that may ultimately overcome a toxic situation.... Read more

Amerind Museum Presents

Flute and Storytelling Performance by Randy Kemp
Friday, September 14, 2018
2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Join Amerind as they welcome Randy Kemp for his first performance at the museum. Kemp is a Native American artist and musician. A tribal member of the Choctaw/ Muscogee-Creek and Euchee nations of Oklahoma, he is a storyteller and flute player, sharing contemporary stories of Native American life, themes, and views.

Cost: $10 per person (ticket price is for... Read more

Kessler Receives NSF DDIG

Doctoral candidate Nicolas Kessler has been awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for his project entitled “Ecosystem Indicators of Productivity of Lithic-Mulched Fields.” Nicolas’ dissertation committee is chaired by Associate Professor Ronald H. Towner.

Abstract: This project investigates Pre-Columbian agricultural fields which relied on runoff irrigation technologies unique to the ancient... Read more