Sara Anderson (she/her) is now the Director of Outreach for Archaeology Southwest. She came to Arizona from Iowa in August of 2021 to work in partnership with Tonto National Monument and Archaeology Southwest. As her professional interests center around public archaeology and education outreach, this new position is a perfect fit. Included in these interests are feminist archaeology, experimental archaeology, faunal tool analysis, legacy data research, digital applications for archaeological research (i.e. photogrammetry), social media content development, and public outreach.
Sara received her M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2019) with a specialization in Professional Archaeology and a certification in Digital Humanities. She holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa (2012) in Anthropology and Ancient Civilizations. While she has mostly worked in Iowa studying prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, she has also worked in Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and Arizona. While the Midwest is her home, the beauty and the intriguing archaeological history of the southwest brought her to Arizona. Sara is excited to continue to develop her knowledge about the past, to collaborate with Archaeology Southwest’s staff and volunteers, and to work to better celebrate and advocate for people, past and present, living across the Sonoran Desert.
You can reach me by email or by telephone, (520) 882-6946, ext. 16 or (520) 849-6474.