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.

Recent Publications: Adams and Fladd Publish in Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences

Professor E. Charles Adams and Ph.D. candidate Samantha G. Fladd are the authors of a just-published article in the Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (2017; 9(6):1101-1114). “Composition and Interpretation of Stratified Deposits in Ancestral Hopi Villages at Homol’ovi” focuses on the manipulation of ash in the archaeological record in the construction of complex deposits in the ancestral Hopi villages at Homol’ovi, northeastern... Read more

Recent Publications: Crocker Publishes in Edible Baja Arizona

Rebecca Crocker (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) is serving as the Southwest Folklife Alliance’s project ethnographer on the “La Doce Barrio Foodways Documentation Project,” which was written up in this month’s Edible Baja Arizona magazine. The project is a collaborative effort between Tierra y Libertad Organization, the SW... Read more

Recent Publications: Ph.D. Alum Pens Autobiography

Roger Tibbetts Grange, Jr. (Ph.D. Arizona, 1962) is the author of a new autobiography, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dig. Dr. Grange founded the Anthropology Department at the University of South Florida, Tampa, where he taught for 30 years. He writes, “This volume is primarily directed at my family audience…friends and family report that it is both interesting and entertaining.”... Read more