In the Media, 11/16/2018

Q & A with Montgomery

As we announced last month, the new PBS series Native America features expert commentary by the SoA’s Assistant Professor Lindsay Montgomery. UANews recently published ... Read more

Recent Publications: Watson a Co-Author on Ancient Peruvian DNA Article

Research published in Science Advances identifies that DNA from the Andes reveals a complex picture of human adaptation from early settlement to the colonial period. Dr. James Watson, Associate Professor and ASM Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology, was part of the international team of collaborators who contributed to the publication on “The genetic prehistory of the Andean highlands... Read more

Recent Publications: Smoke-Free Homes in Indonesia

Retired Professor Mimi Nichter and Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter are co-authors on a newly published article with colleagues from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Java titled “Establishing a Community-Based Smoke-Free Homes Initiative in Indonesia.” The paper, based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, describes the development and growth of a smoke free homes movement in Java that has now... Read more

Fulbright-Hays Fellows Announced

Two School of Anthropology Ph.D. Students have been awarded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad awards! Congratulations to Sarah Renkert (left) and Brittany Franck (right), who are the only DDRA fellows in Arizona this year. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research abroad. Projects are meant to help deepen knowledge in areas of the world not usually... Read more

In Memoriam: Jane Hill, Saul Hedquist

Loss of Jane Hill

Dr. Jane Hill, Regents’ Professor Emerita of Anthropology, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 after a long illness. Information about how we will remember and honor her and her many contributions to anthropology, linguistics, and society will be forthcoming. Tributes and memories of Jane can be shared here.

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Recent Publications: New Book from ASM Director

The long-awaited book The Davis Ranch Site: A Kayenta Immigrant Enclave in Southeastern Arizona, by the late Rex E. Gerald and edited by ASM Director Patrick D. Lyons (Ph.D. Arizona, 2001), is due out in spring 2019. The results of Gerald’s 1957 excavations at the Davis Ranch Site in southeastern Arizona’s San Pedro River Valley are reported in their entirety for the first time. This publication is being hailed as landmark southwestern archaeological research about... Read more

Recent Publications: Watson Articles on Prehispanic Funerary Customs

The most recent issue of Arqueologia Mexicana focuses on prehispanic funerary customs in northwest Mexico (titled “Los Podersos Muertos” or “The Powerful Dead”) and highlights research by Dr. James T. Watson, SoA Associate Professor and ASM Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology. Dr. Watson is coauthor of two articles about long-term... Read more

Alumni News: Two Grants for Dongoske

Kurt Dongoske (M.A. Arizona, 1984), principal investigator for Zuni Cultural Resource Enterprise (ZCRE), was recently awarded two grants from the Washington, DC Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services–Tribal Resiliency Program. The first grant (category 1) will support a series of workshops designed to build awareness of the key issues and challenges and develop skills and build internal Tribal capacities necessary to address extreme events and harmful... Read more

Fall 2018 SBSRI Dissertation Grants Announced

Congratulation to doctoral candidates Elizabeth Ecklund and James Webber upon being selected for a grant from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute! The grants will support dissertation research. Elizabeth’s project is titled “Water, Ecology, and Cultural Memory in the Sierra Madre Foothills.” James’ project is titled “To run or carry: Derived locomotor skeletal traits in early homo.” Both abstracts appear below.

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Volunteer for OPAC’s OPEN3 Simulated Archaeology Program!

Tucson’s not-for-profit Old Pueblo Archaeology Center invites School of Anthropology graduate and undergraduate students to develop their hands-on archaeology, education, and people skills by volunteering to assist with Old Pueblo’s “OPEN3” simulated archaeological excavation learning program for children. A description of the OPEN3... Read more