Five UNM Anthropology Graduate Students awarded GPSA New Mexico Research Grants
Posted: Nov 02, 2021 - 10:00am
Five UNM Anthropology graduate students have been awarded GPSA New Mexico Research Grants:
Genevieve Woodhead (Archaeology) received a GPSA High Priority New Mexico Research Grant for her dissertation research on how immigrants from the Mesa Verde area interacted with and impacted existing potting communities in Chaco Canyon. She will work with archaeologists at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology in Santa Fe capturing x-ray images of pottery to examine forming techniques, as well as have thin-sections made for petrography.
Caitlin Ainsworth (Archaeology) has been awarded a GPSA High Priority New Mexico Research Grant. These funds will support Caitlin's study of bird use at Pottery Mound and at Paquimé.
Megan Cole (Evolutionary Anthropology) has received a GPSA New Mexico Research Grant for her upcoming field work on the evolutionary roots of prestige-based leadership in wild chimpanzees .
Nadia Neff (Archaeology) who was awarded a GPSA New Mexico Research Grant (NMRG) to develop her study focused on compound specific amino acids of carbon and nitrogen to track contributions of a wide range of food sources during the transition to agriculture.
Laura Steele (Archaeology) has been awarded a GPSA New Mexico Research Grant (General Priority) for Fall 2021. These funds will support Laura's study of identity and food practices on the borders of the Spanish Empire in Mendoza Province, Argentina.