Odegaard Receives University of Canberra Award

Dr. Nancy Odegaard, Professor of Anthropology and Arizona State Museum Head of Preservation, was awarded the 2017 Chancellor’s Alumni Award by the University of Canberra, Australia on Saturday night (November 11). Dr. Odegaard defended her Dissertation at Canberra in 1996 and her degree was conferred in 1997. The... Read more

Alum, Director, and Undergrad to Participate in BTMT Forum

Boys to Men Tucson has issued an open invitation to the upcoming public forum “A Community Conversation About Boys — Current Challenges & Hope for the Future,” which is scheduled for Saturday, 18 November at the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Conference Center, 3182 N. Swan Road from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. As seating is limited,... Read more

Sayre Wins SWABA Award

Congratulations to Katie Sayre, graduate student in the Biological Anthropology Division, for winning the student prize for best podium presentation at the meetings of the Southwestern Association of Biological Anthropologists (SWABA)!a Her talk was titled “High levels of objectively measured physical activity among the... Read more

Save the Date: Celebrating Dr. E. Charles Adams and the Homol’ovi Research Program, December 8–9

The Arizona State Museum has announced a new exhibit set to open on December 9. The exhibit, titled “Life Along the River: Ancestral Hopi at Homol’ovi,” will honor both the more than 30 years of archaeological research conducted by the Homol'ovi Research Program (HRP), and the career of the program’s director, School of Anthropology Professor E... Read more

Edited Volume Wins Award

The 2017 edited volume New Mexico and the Pimeria Alta, edited by visiting scholars John Douglass and Billy Graves, has been named the 1st Prize winner of the Arizona Literary Award (non-fiction category) by the Arizona Authors’ Association. This volume brings together diverse perspectives and voices... Read more

Inomata Presents in Mexico

SoA Professor Takeshi Inomata was invited to give a keynote speech at the Palenque Round Table on Maya archaeology organized by the Institute Nacional de Antropologia e Historia of Mexico. He presented the inaugural talk entitled “La ciudad habitada de los mayas (The lived city of the Maya)” this Tuesday.... Read more

Recent Publications: New Book Co-edited by Holliday

Professor Vance Holliday and co-editors Eileen Johnson and Ruthann Knudson just published Plainview: The Enigmatic Paleoindian Artifact Style of the Great Plains (University of Utah Press). The volume evolved out of a symposium at the 2011 Plains Anthropological Conference held here in Tucson (Professor María Nieves Zedeño chaired that Plains Conference). Several chapter authors have UA affiliations besides Vance: Matthew E. Hill (... Read more

Alumni News: Al-Bashaireh Wins Award

Congratulations to Khaled Al-Bashaireh (Ph.D. Arizona, 2008), who recently won the prize of the best researcher of the colleges of humanities and social sciences for the academic year 2015–2016. Dr. Al-Bashaireh is Professor of archaeometry and Academic Vice Dean of the faculty of archaeology and anthropology of Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. A list of Dr. Al-Bashaireh’s publications is... Read more

Alumni News: Reineke speaks at United Nations

Robin Reineke (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016), Research Social Scientist with the Southwest Center and Executive Director of the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, spoke at the United Nations following the release of a report by UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions, Agnes Callamard. The report, titled, “... Read more

Recent Publications: Two New Books by Park and Greenberg

Thomas Park, Associate Professor, and James Greenberg, Professor, are co-authors of two new volumes from publisher Rowman & Littlefield. In the first book, The Roots of Western Finance: Power, Ethics, and Social Capital in the Ancient World, the authors “take an anthropological approach to credit and suggest that financial activities occur in a complex milieu in which specific parties, with particular motives, achieve their goals using a form of... Read more