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Danielle R. Soza

About Danielle R. Soza

Danielle is an anthropological archaeologist with broad interests in hunter-gatherer complexity and the mobile household. Their dissertation looks at social differentiation and household dynamics through late precontact stone ring campsites on the northwestern Great Plains.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow 2018-2023

Selected Publications

Lanoë, Francois, Maria Nieves Zedeño, Danielle R. Soza, Anna Jansson, Blackfeet THPO

2019    McKean in the Northern Rocky Mountain Front: Economic Landscape and Ethnogenesis. Plains Anthropologist, 1-22.

Areas of Study

North America (general), Great Plains, and U.S. Southwest


2017-present. Blackfoot Early Origins Project.

2018 Picuris Pueblo Field School

2017-2019 Nomadic Archaeologies of the Northern Rio Grande (Rio Grande Gorge Project).

2015-2019. Rock Art Ranch 




Research Interests

Archaeologies of hunter-gatherers and nomads; Mobility, territoriality, and cultural landscapes; Household archaeology; Applied anthropology;  Collaborative archaeology, Indigenous archaeology; Lithic technology; Ethnohistory and ethnography

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PhD. University of Arizona (in progress)

M.A. University of Arizona (2018)

B.A. New Mexico State University (2015)