About Danielle R. Soza
Danielle is an anthropological archaeologist and PhD student with broad interests in cultural landscapes, forager complexity and social structure, hunter-gatherer mobility patterns, and place-making in North America. Her work currently uses ethnohistoric and ethnographic data as tools to investigate pre-European contact cultural practices in foraging communities on the northwestern Plains. Additionally, Danielle maintains interest in hunter-gatherer communites in the Archaic U.S. Southwest where she uses surface distributions of projectile points to answer questions about landscape memory and place-making. She currently works within the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology with the Blackfeet Nation, the Arizona State Museum on the Rock Art Ranch project, and on the Nomadic Archaeologies of the Northern Rio Grande project.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow 2018-2023
Areas of Study
North America (general)
2017-present. Blackfoot Early Origins Project.
2018 Picuris Pueblo Field School
2017-present Nomadic Archaeologies of the Northern Rio Grande (Rio Grande Gorge Project).
2015-present. Rock Art Ranch
Mobility, territoriality, cultural landscapes, and social memory; Lithic technology and depositional patterning; Hunter-gatherer archaeology; Applied anthropology; Collaborative and community-based archaeology; Ethnohistory, ethnography.