Bronitsky Organizes Fundraiser for Menaul School

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), President of Bronitsky and Associates, is organizer and promoter of an upcoming, family-friendly, Hip-Hop concert to benefit the Menaul School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The September 23 concert, IndigenAHORA!, will feature groups Luanke (Mapuche, Chile), N8V ACE (Diné, New Mexico), and Sonyk Vortex (... Read more

TODAY: Helen Henderson Memorial Symposium and Picnic

Join the School of Anthropology and the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology in a celebration of the life and work of late Professor Emerita Helen Henderson. A Memorial Symposium takes place this afternoon, Friday... Read more

Plemons’ Book Wins Benedict Prize

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Eric Plemons, whose new monograph The Look of a Woman has been awarded the 2017 Ruth Benedict Book Prize. Presented by the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA), the prize is awarded “for outstanding scholarship on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topic.”... Read more

Recruiting Master’s Students to Meet Arizona’s Community Needs: Masters of Applied Archaeology Program

The School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce that it has obtained funding from the Graduate College to provide Graduate Tuition Scholarships (GTS) for students entering in the 2018–2019 academic year. The GTS will cover up to 6 units per semester for two to four students in the first year of the Masters of Applied Archaeology program.

Applied Archaeology is an emerging field of study within Anthropology that creates and uses knowledge in the context... Read more

New Position for Rowe

Congratulations to SoA Lecturer Dr. Matthew Rowe, who is the new manager of the Arizona State Museum’s Stanley J. Olsen Laboratory of Zooarchaeology. He has been at UA for about two years, coming from Indiana University where he received his Ph.D. and managed the William R. Adams Zooarchaeology Laboratory. His areas of study... Read more

Recent Publications: Watson and Haas in American Journal of Physical Anthropology

James Watson (pictured; Associate Professor and ASM Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology) and Randall Haas (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014; Assistant Professor at UC Davis) have just published “Dental evidence for wild tuber processing among Titicaca Basin foragers 7000 ybp” in the latest issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Their research documents physical evidence of tuber processing on the teeth of early foragers from the high Andean... Read more

Upcoming Events, 9/8/2017 Edition

•    TODAY! September 8, 2:00–5:00 p.m.: Helen Henderson Memorial Symposium, Haury 216. More information, including program
•    TODAY! September 8, 6:00–8:00 p.m.: Helen Henderson Memorial Picnic, La Madera Park, Ramada #1. More information... Read more

Alumni News: Ryan in the Times

Susan Ryan (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013), director of archaeology at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, leads the Haynie Site project near Mancos, Colorado. She is quoted extensively in a recent New York Times article about the current excavations of two great houses that were a northern outlier of Chaco culture. Read “Ruined ‘Apartments’ May Hold Clues to Native American... Read more

Recent Publications: Cartwright and Crafting Synergies between Medical and Visual Anthropologies

Elizabeth Cartwright (Ph.D. Arizona, 1998) and her colleague Jerome Crowder (UTMB) recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Medical Anthropology entitled “Crafting Synergies between Medical and Visual Anthropologies” (Vol. 36(6)). Cartwright’s article in this issue, written with her former graduate student Adam Clegg, focuses on using video-taped data to explore language socialization and communicative disorders. It is titled, “Peaches for Lunch: Creating... Read more

Mills and Collaborator Secure Large NSF Grant

Congratulations to Professor and former SoA Director Barbara Mills! She an Sudha Ram, Professor of Management Information Systems, are co-principal investigators of a newly funded $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant. The interdisciplinary project, called cyberSW, will create an online system to bring together and synthesize several centuries worth of archaeological data from the American Southwest. Other collaborators on the project are Archaeology Southwest’s... Read more