Danielle R. Soza

About Danielle R. Soza

Danielle is an anthropological archaeologist and PhD student interested in mobility patterns and place-making in the U.S. Southwest and Plains through surface contexts. 

Her work is primarly involved with the Homol'ovi Research Program (HRP). Working with HRP has resulted in her ongoing research at Rock Art Ranch, located near Winslow, Arizona, looking at the non-projectile uses of projectile points. This research aims to broaden the literature on surface expressions of place-making and social memory of early hunter-gatherer groups and how this memory is maintained through time. She is also currently working with the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) on the Blackfoot Early Origins Project, a project working with the Blackfeet Tribe on an Archaic bison hunting camp in northern Montana. Current research with this project looks at the social implications of the flintknapping locations by analyzing the spatial relationships of tool reduction areas and material type. 


Areas of Study

North America 


Rock Art Ranch Project (ASM): 2015-present. 

Blackfoot Early Origins Project (BARA): 2017-present

Research Interests

Mobility, cultural landscapes, place-making and social memory; Archaeology of ritual and religion; Object agency and materiality; Lithic technology, and depositional patterning.

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Contact Information

Graduate Assistant
Office: Emil W. Haury Building Rm 316


B.A. New Mexico State University