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Eklund to Give AAHS Presentation

Grad student Elizabeth Eklund will give a presentation for the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) meeting on Monday April 15, 2019. Titled “Living with the Canals: Water, Ecology, and Cultural Memory in the Sierra Madre Foothills,” the talk is free and takes place at Banner University Medical Center DuVal Auditorium, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, at 7:30–9:00 p.m. More... Read more

Faculty Presentations: SFA Conversation with Alvarez

Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez participated in a “conversation” sponsored by Southwest Folklife Alliance and VozFrontera. The April 4 event in Nogales, Arizona was titled “What is folklife? How can culture and heritage give us a sense of pride and ownership in our own strength and assets?” and served as a kick-off for VozFrontera’s... Read more

Faculty Presentations: Schon Presents to Green Valley Group

On March 19, 2019, Dr. Robert Schon presented his research on the Archaeology of Baseball in Southeastern Arizona to a packed house at the monthly meeting of the American Association of University Women in Green Valley. The talk focused on Dr. Schon’s excavations at Bisbee’s Warren Ballpark, which opened in 1909.  A... Read more

In the Media: Mills, Linking Southwest Heritage Program Make the Star

Last week we told you about the Linking Southwest Heritage Through Archaeology program, a collaboration between the National Parks Service, the SoA, and the UA College of Education co-directed by Dr. Barbara Mills and Sarah Chavarria, Assistant Dean in the College of Education. Now... Read more

Milestones: UA Service Awards in SoA

Congratulations to Undergrad Advisor Ann Samuelson on receiving her award for 20 years of service at the University of Arizona; for twelve of those years Ann has been in the SoA. Many faculty members received service awards as well. Dr. Thomas Sheridan received his 35-year award; Drs. Diane Austin, Mamadou Baro, Steve Kuhn, Mary Stiner, and Maria Nieves Zedeño received 25-year awards; Drs. Linda Green and Marcela Vásquez-León... Read more

Recent Publications: New Book from ASM Director Lyons

The Davis Ranch Site: A Kayenta Immigrant Enclave in Southeastern Arizona, by the late Rex E. Gerald and edited by SoA alumnus and Arizona State Museum Director Patrick D. Lyons (Ph.D. 2001) is now out and available at the ASM store or ... Read more

Recent Publications: Alum Ryan Publishes in Kiva

Alumna Susan Ryan (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013), director of archaeology at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, is a co-author of a recent article in Kiva—Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History titled “Desirable Meat: The Social Context of Meat Procurement at Albert Porter Pueblo, a Great House Community in the Central Mesa Verde Region.” The paper examines how meat’s “availability and consumption relates to social organization in ancestral Pueblo communities... Read more

Commencement 2019

The 2019 edition of the School of Anthropology Commencement Brunch had a great turnout last Saturday, May 11. Drs. Vance Holliday and Robert Schon shared the duty of introducing the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science candidates to those present, and Dr. Ivy Pike introduced the Ph.D. candidates, several of whom are... Read more

Summer Session Fliers—Summer 2019

Watch this space for Summer Course flyers! Over the coming weeks, we'll provide links to flyers for SoA course offerings for summer session, 2019 edition. We have 16 courses in the summer session line-up, with informational fliers for ten of them so far:

5-Week Session I

Wilson, Jordan: ANTH 150B1 Many Ways of Being Human
Loveless, Erana: ANTH 160A1 World Archaeology
Fox, Matthew: ANTH 160D2 Origins of Human Diversity
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Wenner-Gren and CMES Funding for Karakus

School of Anthropology doctoral student Emrah Karakus was recently awarded a Wenner-Gren dissertation fieldwork grant for his project on the securitization of Kurdish queer lives. Emrah plans to start fieldwork for “Kurdish Lubunyas: Securitization of Queer Subjectivities in Kurdish Turkey” in January 2020.

In addition, in April... Read more

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