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Anthropology Doctoral Candidate Valorie V. Aquino was presented the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Executive Director’s Award at the at the 116th annual meeting in Washington DC.  This award recognized her work as co-organizer of the April 2017 March for Science, which catalyzed hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets in a non-partisan demonstration of support for scientific research, education, and evidence-based policy.

Anthropology Doctoral Candidate Valorie V. Aquino was presented the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Executive Director’s Award at the at the 116th annual meeting in Washington DC.  This award recognized her work as co-organizer of the April 2017 March for Science, which catalyzed hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets in a non-partisan demonstration of support for scientific research, education, and evidence-based policy.

UNM’s long-term research at Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon will be honored with a Field Discovery Award at the Shanghai Archaeological Forum on December 8, 2017.

UNM’s long-term research at Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon will be honored with a Field Discovery Award at the Shanghai Archaeological Forum on December 8, 2017.

Graduate Student Martin Pfeiffer studies the cultural phenomenon of nuclear fallout as a collectable.

Graduate Student Martin Pfeiffer studies the cultural phenomenon of nuclear fallout as a collectable. click to read article in UNM News.

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

Dr. Straus honored at Faro Solutrean Symposium

Dr. Lawrence Straus was honored for his archaeological work  at a symposium during the Third International Conference on the Solutrean at the Universidade do Algarve in Faro, Portugal, on October 12-14, 2017.

Dr. Emily L Jones analyzes findings from El Miron in the

Dr. Emily L Jones received a Fulbright Scholar Fellowship to study in Santander, Spain this year. Dr. Jones is conducting a study of regional hunting strategies and subsistence in the Cantabrian Lower Magdalenian with Dr. Ana Belén Marín Arroyo.

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.

The Smith Family Totem Pole (Tlowitsis Nation) at UNM: Towards Stewardship and Collaboration in the 21st Century, Anthropology News, Spring 2017

Totem Pole Restoration, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, May 3, 2017

Century-old totem pole becomes inspiration for using the past to fix the future, UNM News, September 14, 2017

Apology to the Smith Family from the UNM Department of Anthropology and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, September 16, 2017

The Smith Family Totem Pole Blessing & Celebration, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, September 16, 2017

Smith Family Totem Pole, Center for Southwest Research Photo Archive

Special thanks to the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the Hibben Trust, and the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies for consistent support and generous funding of the restoration and re-dedication of the Smith Family Totem Pole. We are deeply indebted to Professor Beverly Singer, Emerita Professor in this department and formerly Director of the Ortiz Center, whose knowledge, guidance and inspiration sparked the process the led to the restoration of the Smith Family Totem Pole, and the research that uncovered its past history. Dr. Singer’s leadership, carried forward by the current Director of the Ortiz Center, Dr. Lea McChesney, guided the path to the profound collaboration between the Museum, the Department, and the Ortiz Center, on the one hand, and the Smith Family and the Tlowitsis Nation, on the other.

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