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Recent Publications: Did Aztecs Obtain Turquoise from Arizona?

Science Advances has published a study by UA alumna Alyson Thibodeau (PhD 2012), her former dissertation advisors David Killick (Anthropology) and Joaquin Ruiz (Geosciences), and colleagues from the Museo Templo Mayor and CSU San Bernadino. The article reports isotopic analyses of 15th-century turquoise from the Aztec Templo Mayor, which show that the blue-green stone was not mined in the present southwestern USA, as has been suggested for more than... Read more

Recent Publications: Plemons Co-edits Special Surgery Issue of TSQ*

Assistant Professor Eric Plemons co-edited with Chris Straayer (NYU) the new issue of TSQ* Transgender Studies Quarterly. The special issue focuses on surgery and includes six original articles, three essays on art and media, and a book review in addition to the Introduction by Plemons and Straayer.

Recent Publication Puts Holliday and Raichlen in the News

Professor Vance T. Holliday, Associate Professor David Raichlen, and Brendan Fenerty (one of Dr. Holliday’s Geology graduate students) are among the co-authors of a new paper published by Science Advances: “Footprints preserve terminal Pleistocene hunt? Human-sloth interactions in North America” (read it here). Dr. Holliday writes that:
This work is a part of my... Read more

Recent Publications: Book Chapter from Jonna Yarrington

Ph.D. candidate Jonna Yarrington has just published a chapter in an edited volume. The chapter is entitled “Producing the Periphery” and argues that changes in the French national sugar market affected the position and possibilities for French Guiana in the colonial imagination in 19th-century France. The edited volume, Locating Guyane (2018, Liverpool University Press), is one of the few books in social science to focus on the otherwise often overlooked French overseas... Read more

Recent Publications: Mark Nichter Co-author on Two New Articles

As part of the Stop Buruli Consortium and other research in West Africa funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation, Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter is a co-author on two articles in the most recent issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases:

  • “Developing a Buruli ulcer community of practice in Bankim, Cameroon: A model for Buruli ulcer outreach in Africa.” PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 12(3): e0006238. https://... Read more
Recent Publications: Lamoreaux Co-edits New Volume

Assistant Professor Janelle Lamoreaux is an editor, with Sahra Gibbon, Barbara Prainsack, and Stephen Hilgartner, of a new publication released by Routledge on April 10. The Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society, 2nd edition, “forms a crucial research tool for both new students and established scholars across biomedicine and social sciences,” according to Routledge.... Read more

Recent Publications: New Edited Volume from Alums Harry and Herr

SoA alumni Karen G. Harry (Ph.D. Arizona 1997) and Sarah Herr (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999) are the editors of a new volume from University Press of Colorado. Life beyond the Boundaries: Constructing Identity in Edge Regions of the North American Southwest is now available for purchase. Most of the contributors have a connection to the SoA... Read more

Recent Publications: Nichters and Carkoglu Publish in Health Policy

Professor Mimi Nichter and Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter, along with Asli Carkoglu (who completed postdoctoral training in medical anthropology at the UA), recently published an article in Health Policy based on their longitudinal research in Turkey. Their research is supported by the Mayo Clinic. “Engaging nurses in smoking cessation: Challenges and opportunities in Turkey” is available online;... Read more

Recent Publications: Lidar research by Inomata, Triadan, and Burham

SoA professors Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, and Ph.D. student Melissa Burham, along with their Guatemalan and Japanese colleagues, published an article on their analysis of lidar data on the Maya site of Ceibal, Guatemala. The paper, “Archaeological application of airborne LiDAR to examine social changes in the Ceibal region of the Maya lowlands” appeared... Read more

Recent Publications: Edited Volume from Emeriti and Alum

A newly released edited volume from the University of Utah Press features the contributions of several SoA alumni. The Strong Case Approach in Behavioral Archaeology was edited by Michael Brian Schiffer, Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus; Charles Riggs (Ph.D. Arizona., 1999), Professor of Anthropology and curator of Archaeological Collections at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO; and J. Jefferson Reid... Read more