Danielle R. Soza

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 




Research Interests

Mobility, territoriality, cultural landscapes, and social memory; Lithic technology and depositional patterning; Hunter-gatherer archaeology; Applied anthropology; Collaborative and community-based archaeology; Ethnohistory, ethnography. 

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PhD. University of Arizona (in progress)

M.A. University of Arizona (2018)

B.A. New Mexico State University (2015)