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Keith Prufer (Anthropology) and UNM colleague Yemane Asmerom (EPS) and an international team of researchers published a paper in Science Advances showing that neotropical regions at margins of the ITCZ are getting drier as it gets warmer, and are particularly vulnerable to aridification & less predictable rainfall, likely aggravating trends of social unrest and migration.   

During her 2019 Southwestern field school, Hannah Mattson and her students worked to excavate an ancestral field house and the Diamond Tail Ranch in Placitas.  She is also a 2019 Women in STEM award winner, and a video of her excavation has been featured by UNM ADVANCE. 

Congratulations to our Fall 2019 Doctoral Graduates!  Daniel Shattuck, Jennie Sturm, Caroline Gabe, and Amy Thompson

Dr Les Field Chair of UNM Anthropology gets NSF
Anthropology News and Events
Smith Family Totem Pole (Tlowitsis Nation)

Smith Family Totem Pole (Tlowitsis Nation) at UNM: Towards Stewardship and Collaboration in the 21st Century

A Festschrift in "Honor of Lawrence Guy Straus" has been published by Quaternary International, the official publication of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), edited by UNM alumna, Dr. Lisa Fontes.  The large-format volume includes 14 research articles by former students and colleagues of Dr. Straus from the US, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Germany, Belgium, and UK.

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.