Arizona Archaeology Centennial Looks at Training the Next Generation
When the School of Anthropology opened its doors in 1915 under the direction of archaeologist Byron Cummings, it was called the Department of Archaeology and it was committed to training archaeologists in the desert Southwest. Since then, the scope of the school has grown tremendously, but it continues its strong tradition in archaeology. Today, anthropology undergraduate and Ph.D. students can choose an archaeology specialization. The school also offers a master’s degree program in applied archaeology, designed for working professionals in cultural resource management who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree. http://bit.ly/1MkoITg – University of Arizona
Arizona School Of Anthropology Caps Off Centennial Celebration with Announcement of a Three-Million-Dollar Donation
At its 100th anniversary commemoration on Tuesday, the University of Arizona School of Anthropology announced that UA alumni Philip and Kathe Gust have committed the bulk of their estate — a transformative $3 million gift — to the school to support field research for graduate students. http://bit.ly/1F9o9fF – University of Arizona
Archaeologist for the Cocopah Tribe and the Practice of Preservation Archaeology
Local archaeologist H. Jill McCormick says she isn’t jealous of colleagues who study Egypt, even if they do have all those famous mummies, statues and other artifacts. McCormick points out that in modern times, most of those Egyptian treasures are found everywhere but their cultural homeland. That’s why the archaeologist for the Cocopah Indian Tribe in Yuma County prefers studying – and preserving – the legacy of a culture right where a group of people lived – and continue to live. http://bit.ly/1KrOeDa – Yuma Sun
Reminder – JAR Lecture by Debra Martin in Albuquerque
Debra Martin, the Lincy Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas presents the XLI Journal of Anthropological Research Distinguished Lecture, titled “Hard Times in Dry Lands: Apocalypse in the Ancient Southwest or Business as Usual,” on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the UNM Anthropology Lecture Hall, room 163. She will also do a specialized seminar at noon on Friday, Sept. 24 in Anthropology 248 on “Bodies as Battlefields: Culturally-Sanctioned & Gendered Forms of Violence in Ancient America.” Both the lecture and seminar are free and open to the public. http://bit.ly/1LqCULW – The University of New Mexico
Reminder: The Return of Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Café (Tucson)—Big Data and Big Questions
In 2015–2016, we feature presenters who will explain the “so what?” of their findings. Accordingly, we encourage audiences to consider not only the past, but also their own place in our human story. On October 6, 2015, Jeffrey Ferguson (University of Missouri) will present Big Data and Big Questions: The Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri Research Reactor. Presentations begin after 6:00 p.m. It is best to arrive before 5:30 p.m., as seating is open and unreserved, but limited. Share tables and make new friends! http://bit.ly/1Qy2GxL – Archaeology Southwest
Gearing up for the Arizona Archaeology Expo
Heritage Matters: The Past Begins Today! is the new theme of the 2016 Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month that will be celebrated for the entire month of March. The 2016 Archaeology Expo will be held in conjunction with Coolidge Cotton Days on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument from 9 am to 4 pm and is a free event. The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016 and is the host for this year’s Expo. If you are interesting in helping or participating at this year’s Expo, please feel free to join our planning meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, 1100 W. Ruins Drive, Coolidge, Arizona at 10:00 am in the theatre room. All are invited to attend. Planning meetings will occur once a month until March and alternate between Arizona State Parks headquarters in Phoenix and the Monument. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kris Dobschuetz at email@example.com or 602-542-7141.
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars Presents Dr. Ann L.W. Stodder, Osteologist, New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies, Department of Cultural Affairs, Museum of New Mexico and Author, ‘Osteobiography and Bioarchaeology’ in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals who will give a lecture Sacred Ridge Site in Colorado: Interpretation of Research at an Ancestral Pueblo Village on September 28 at 6pm at Hotel Santa Fe as part of the Native Culture Matters Lecture Series. (Please note lecture will contain images and research on human skeletal remains.) Admission is by subscription or $12 at the door. No reservations are necessary. Refreshments are served. Seating is limited. Contact Connie Eichstaedt, tel: 505 466-2775 email:firstname.lastname@example.org http://bit.ly/YhJddr – Southwest Seminars
Lecture Opportunity – Tucson
On Wednesday, September 23, at 5:30 p.m., the Tucson chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America will welcome Dr. Nassos Papalexandrou (University of Texas at Austin), who will speak on Monsters and Vision in the Preclassical Mediterranean. The presentation, which is open to the public, will take place on the University of Arizona campus, School of Anthropology (Haury Building), room 216, 1009 E. South Campus Drive.
Lecture Opportunity and Performance – Tucson
On Wednesday, October 14, the Arizona chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) will welcome Dr. Heidi Köpp-Junk. At 5:30 p.m., she will present a free lecture, which is open to the public, on Travel in Ancient Egypt. Following the lecture, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Köpp-Junk will perform 4000 Years of Love, Egyptian love songs. The concert includes a dinner and is a fundraiser for ARCE ($30/$20 students, cash bar). Both events will be held at Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Rd. Tucson AZ 85716. For more information, and to RSVP (by Oct. 9), contact AZARCEGYPT@gmail.com.