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Dr. Patricia Crown Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Departmental News

Posted:  Apr 30, 2014 - 12:00pm

Distinguished Professor Patricia Crown was one of three archaeologists elected to the National Academy of Sciences at its 2014 annual meeting in Washington, DC. Crown has been a member of the Department of Anthropology at UNM since 1993; she previously held faculty appointments at Arizona State and Southern Methodist Universities. Her expertise is in the prehistory of the American Southwest where she is an authority on ceramic production and exchange, and recently conducted research that identified cacao (chocolate) resides on ceramic pots recovered from Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon. Crown’s research encompasses considerations of gender, ideology, and learning frameworks within the context of the emergence of prehistoric communities across the Southwest. She has received numerous awards for her teaching, research, and scholarship from UNM, the American Anthropological Association and the Society for American Archaeology. Congratulations to Dr. Crown for advancing our understanding of Southwestern archaeology .

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