Recent Publications: Hedquist, Thibodeau, Welch, and Killick Publish Together

Saul Hedquist (Ph.D. Arizona, 2017) is lead author of a new Journal of Archaeological Science article that uses archaeology and geochemistry to greatly expand understanding of the size of an early, eastern Arizona turquoise mine and the distances the mine’s products traveled. His co-authors on “Canyon Creek revisited: New investigations of a late prehispanic turquoise... Read more

Recent Publications: Thompson, Ritenbaugh, and Nichter in BMC Women's Health

Alumna Jennifer Jo Thompson (pictured; Ph.D. Arizona, 2010), Retired Professor Cheryl Ritenbaugh, and Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter are co-authors of a new article titled “Why women choose compounded bioidentical hormone therapy: lessons from a qualitative study of menopausal decision-making.” The article appears in BMC Women’s Health (2017, 17(1): 97);... Read more

Recent Publications: Crocker in Anthropology News

Rebecca Crocker (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) has published a commentary in Anthropology News in collaboration with the Todo Tucson City ID Campaign arguing that a lack of valid US identification poses both direct and indirect health threats in the undocumented immigrant community in Tucson. The article provides historical background to the municipal ID movement in the US, which has spread in response to the lack of federal movement on comprehensive immigration reform. The authors... Read more

Recent Publications: Evidence for Ancient Tooth Filing in Sonora

An edited volume published this month by the University of Florida Press highlights practices of tooth modification among ancient populations around the world. A chapter authored by Associate Professor of Anthropology and ASM Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology, James Watson and Cristina Garcia M. (Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Historia), documents evidence of tooth filing and intentional removal of teeth (referred to as “ablation”) in burials from an ancient cemetery... 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

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

Recent Publications: Bedwell Published in Journal of Poverty

Graduate Student Rebecca Bedwell is the author of “The Impact of Federal Breastfeeding Policy Initatives on Women’s Breastfeeding Practices and Attitudes in Southern Indiana,” a new article from the Journal of Poverty. This study investigates the effects of a change in WIC federal policy for low-income mothers and children at nutritional risk in southern Indiana. The policy change was meant to encourage more WIC recipients to exclusively breastfeed their infants.... Read more

Recent Publications: New Monograph from Plemons

Assistant Professor Eric Plemons’ first monograph was published this month by Duke University Press. In The Look of a Woman, Dr. Plemons examines facial feminization surgery through the eyes of patients and doctors. Read a summary and order your copy here.

Recent Publications: Mills Co-Edits Volume with Many SoA Contributors

School of Anthropology Professor Barbara Mills and Severin Fowles (Barnard College) are the co-editors of The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology (2017, Oxford University Press). The volume includes 45 chapters by over 70 authors, including many School of Anthropology faculty (E. Charles Adams, T. J. Ferguson, Vance Holliday, and Ronald Towner); emeritus faculty (Paul Fish, Suzanne Fish, and Jane Hill... Read more

Recent Publications: Mills Article in Annual Review of Anthropology

An article by Professor Barbara Mills will be published in the 2017 Annual Review of Anthropology; its title is “Social Network Analysis in Archaeology.” The volume will appear in October but a sneak peek is available on the Annual Reviews website.