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Archaeology graduate students Lindsay Shepard, Lexi O'Donnell and Genevieve Woodhead encounter a "small site" during survey at Chaco Canyon

Archaeology graduate students Lindsay Shepard, Lexi O'Donnell and Genevieve Woodhead encounter a "small site" during survey at Chaco Canyon while conducting research with Dr. W.H. Wills, through a National Science Foundation grant.

Dr. Patricia Crown to receive prestigious AV Kidder Award from the American Anthropological Association

Dr. Patricia Crown to receive prestigious AV Kidder Award from the American Anthropological Association.  For more information, click here

Angelyn Bass, Anthropology Research Faculty, wins 2018 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Award for Archaeological Site Conservation Projects

Angelyn Bass, Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UNM, and her project colleagues, Douglas Porter (School of Engineering, University of Vermont) and Larry Nordby (Archaeologist), have been selected to receive a 2018 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award for their work on National Park Service archaeological site conservation projects at Montezuma Castle and Casa Grande Ruins National Monuments.  For more information click here

Meng Zhang receives funding from the Board of Directors of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for his proposal entitled: 東北亞舊石器時代細石葉社會的變遷:史前中國與她的鄰居 (Explaining Variation and Change among Ice Age Microblade-based Societies in Northeastern Asia: Prehistoric China and her Neighbors)

Cheryl L. Wase Memorial Scholarship for the Study of Archaeology

Congratulations to Miranda LaZar(far left), Heather Hendrickson (left) and Jamie Stevens (above, with daughter Chloe Stevens), 2018 recipients of the Cheryl L. Wase Memorial Scholarship for the Study of Archaeology from the Society for American Archaeology!  The scholarship provides funding for undergraduate education in archaeology.

Dr. Frances Hayashida has received a Fulbright Scholars Award for Chile for fall 2018.  She will teach in the graduate program of the Dept. of Anthropology at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago and collaborate with Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica del Norte (San Pedro de Atacama) colleagues in an ongoing study of water management and land use in the high-altitude Atacama Desert of northern Chile.

Dr. Martin Muller has just published a new edited book with Harvard University Press. Chimpanzees and Human Evolution systematically compares us with our closest living relatives, attempting to account for the evolution of both similarities and differences.

Dr. Martin Muller has just published a new edited book with Harvard University Press. Chimpanzees and Human Evolution systematically compares us with our closest living relatives, attempting to account for the evolution of both similarities and differences.

Smith Family Totem Pole (Tlowitsis Nation)

Smith Family Totem Pole (Tlowitsis Nation) at UNM:Towards Stewardship and Collaboration in the 21st Century Read more about it! UNM Anthropology Newsletter or UNM News

UNM Anthropology

UNM Anthropology is a highly regarded program at both graduate and undergraduate levels of study. Located in the American Southwest, the school is well placed to take advantage of the region’s cultural diversity, deep historic roots, and remarkable archaeology. The Department’s faculty work here, throughout the Americas and in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Students have an opportunity to participate in a variety of field training and laboratory programs, develop their professional skills, and contribute to Anthropology’s distinctive perspective.