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Recent Publications: Third Mystery from Michael and Annette Schiffer

Michael Brian Schiffer (M.A. 1972, Ph.D. 1973), the Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus, and Annette Schiffer have just published Book 3 in their mystery series, The Oak Grove Chronicles: A Tough Nut to Crack. Professors... Read more

Recent Publications: Alum MacLellan Publishes Ceibal Paper in Antiquity

Recent alumna Jessica MacLellan (Ph.D. 2019) has published the article “Preclassic Maya Caches in Residential Contexts: Variation and Transformation in Deposition Practices at Ceibal” in the journal Antiquity. This paper is based on her dissertation research as part of the Ceibal-Petexbatun Archaeological Project (directed... Read more

Recent Publications: New Article from Candidate Wigodner

Ph.D. candidate Alena Wigodner has new publication out in the American Journal of Archaeology that is based on her M.A. thesis. Read “Gendered Healing Votives in Roman Gaul: Representing the Body in a Colonial Context” here... Read more

Recent Publications: Nichter Article in Asian Medicine

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter is the author, with Chithprabha Kudlu, of an article in the latest issue of Asian Medicine (14 (2019): 104–144).

Title: “Indian Imaginaries of Chinese Success in the Global Herbal Medicine Market”
Abstract: India’s share in the global herbal market is dwarfed by that of China. Public and policy discourse in India exhorts Ayurvedic stakeholders to emulate Chinese medicine’s “... Read more

Recent Publications: Candidate’s Article on Tourism and Degrowth Appears in Sustainable Tourism

Doctoral candidate Sarah Renkert answered a call for papers on tourism and degrowth “a year and a half ago or maybe two years ago,” she says. Sarah’s article “Community-owned tourism and degrowth: a case study in the Kichwa Añangu community” finally got published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism this week, and you can read it here.... Read more

Recent Publication: Culbert Volume Published at Last

Ph.D. alum Laura J. Kosakowsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1983) sends word that deceased Professor Emeritus Patrick Culbert’s (1930–2013) life work on the Tikal ceramics has finally seen the light of day. University of Pennsylvania Press published the volume in August, and Laura says it “only took three years of my life.” Learn more about The Ceramic Sequence of Tikal here. (Anthro News date: 9/13/2019)

Recent Publications: Singletary Has Article in Infant Behavior & Development

Britt Singletary (Ph.D. Arizona, 2019) is the author of a new article in Infant Behavior & Development titled “What are the benefits of having a village? Effects of allomaternal care on communicative skills in early infancy,” which can be... Read more

Recent Publications: Sheridan Piece in ALWT Report

The Annual Report of the Arizona Land and Water Trust has a short article by Professor Tom Sheridan on the importance of the Trust in conserving working ranches in southern Arizona. Read it here, on the ALWT website. (Anthro News digest date: 8/30/2019)

Recent Publications: Watson and Tuggle on Gum Disease among the Mogollon

Associate Professor James Watson in the fieldAssociate Professor James Watson has co-authored an article with Ohio State University grad student and SoA alum Alexandra Tuggle (B.S. Arizona, 2012) titled “Periodontal health and the lifecourse approach in bioarchaeology” in the most recent issue of Dental Anthropology... Read more

Recent Publications: Pleshet Article Featured in Wiley Video

As part of Australia’s NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week celebrations (7–14 July) recognizing the history, culture and achievements of Australian Aboriginal and Tourist Strait Islander peoples, Wiley has featured BARA Research Scientist Noah Pleshet’s article on the concept of “Caring for Country” and Indigenous Australian concepts of land and land management. See the “Archaeology and... Read more