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Parhassian Heritage Foundation Lecture: Dr. Susan O. Keitumetse

The Parrhasian Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Heritage Consultants of Greece (ESDIAPOK), under the auspices of the University of Patras, is sponsoring a Zoom lecture on Tuesday, May 25, at 10:00 a.m. Tucson time. The speaker, Dr. Susan O. Keitumetse, UNESCO Chair Holder (African Heritage and Sustainable Development) at the University of Botswanna, will present “Identifying and Interpreting local African Identities in Protected Nature Landscapes: Towards... Read more

Alum, Current Grad Student, to Present at ASFS Conference

Amy Johnson (B.A. UArizona, 2015), who is currently a graduate student studying Gastronomy at Boston University, will be presenting in June at the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) Annual Conference, “Just Food: Because It Is Never Just Food.” The conference runs June 9 15, and Amy’s presentation is scheduled for the June 13 “Deep-Dive... Read more

Mills to Present Crow Canyon Webinar

Regents’ Professor Barbara Mills will be the speaker for a free, online seminar from Crow Canyon Archaeological Center on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Titled “How Connected Was the Chaco World? A Social Network Perspective,” the talk explores how ceramic data collected as part of the Chaco Social Networks Project and a social network approach... Read more

Haynes Narrates Historic Murray Springs Footage

A video recently released on the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society’s website features Regents’ Professor Emeritus C. Vance Haynes describing 16 mm footage taken in 1967–1968 during excavation of the Murray Springs Clovis Site. Dr. Jesse Ballenger (Ph.D. UArizona, 2010) conducts the interview.... Read more

Lewis and Clark Field Scholarship for Kaya!

Doctoral Student Ziya Kaya has been awarded a scholarship from the American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research. Ziya will use this award to conduct his dissertation research on digital farming technologies and local agroecological knowledge in western Turkey in 2022 under the supervision of Dr. Brian... Read more

Hanson to Speak at Pigments Revealed Symposium

Kelsey Hanson (current SoA Ph.D. candidate) is an invited speaker at an upcoming international cross-disciplinary symposium on natural pigments scheduled for June 16-19, 2021. She will deliver a talk titled “The ‘Colorful’ Rise and Fall of the Chaco World (A.D. 850–1300)” on her dissertation research and will also participate in a panel... Read more

Faculty Members Receive UA Awards

Two School of Anthropology faculty—Professor Vance Holliday and Assistant Professor Lindsay Montgomery—have been recognized with University Awards. Dr. Holliday has been awarded the University’s Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity. The Koffler prize is “intended to honor individuals who have made major contributions to their field.” Dr. Montgomery has been awarded the University’s Early Career Scholars Award, which “... Read more

Graduating Senior Johnson Granted Fulbright

Alexandra Johnson is a senior graduating this summer with degrees in biological anthropology and German studies. This April she was named a 2021–2022 Fulbright Finalist for the Germany ETA program, which is a fully funded program to teach English in Germany. Congratulations on this prestigious honor, Alexandra! (Anthro News Digest... Read more

SBS Research Award for Kennedy

Graduating senior Adrianna Kennedy is the recipient of the Spring 2021 SBS Student Research Award for her research on Ötzi, the famous 5000-year-old Copper Age “Ice Man” whose body was discovered in the Italian Alps. Adrianna conducted her project, titled “A Possible Correlation between Ötzi’s Tattoos and Arsenic Poisoning,” in an... Read more

Honors College Award for Gorton

Henry Gorton, a graduating senior (B.A. in Anthropology and Religious Studies), is a recipient of the Honors College’s Spring 2021 Dean’s Award of Excellence! Henry’s Honors thesis advisor is the School of Anthropology’s Director, Dr. Diane Austin. Henry writes that his thesis “examines changes to the wording of... Read more