New Book Review Publications from Dr. Ian Brown

Attached are two book reviews by Dr. Ian Brown on books that were just released. The first is from American Antiquity and reviews Terry A. Barnhart’s American Antiquities: Revisiting the Origins of American Archaeology (2015). The second comes from Mississippi Archaeology, reviewing C. Diaz-Granados et al.’s edited volume, Transforming the Landscape: Rock Art and the Mississippian Cosmos (2018). […]

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New Publication from Bill Dressler

We have a new publication from Dr. Dressler and colleagues (see attached). It is the result of his continued work in Brazil.  See full citation below. Dressler, William W., Mauro C. Balieiro, and José Ernesto dos Santos. (2019) Agency, cultural consonance, and depressive symptoms: A Brazilian example.  Ethos 47: 148-167.   Dressler, Balieiro, and Santos (2019) […]

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Dr. Tokovinine’s Work on Maya Warfare Profiled in the New York Times, UA News

Dr. Alexandre Tokovinine takes photos to create a photogrammetry 3-D model of broken fragments of a Mayan monument (Courtesy of Estrada-Belli, Tulane University). Dr. Alexandre Tokovinine’s recent work on warfare in the Maya lowlands has been profiled in the New York Times and UA News. As the UA News Center explains: An anthropologist at The […]

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Jason DeCaro Appointed as Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore Professor

Prof. Jason DeCaro has been appointed by the Board of Trustees as one of three new Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore Endowed Professors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama. This honor, granted because of Dr. DeCaro’s outstanding academic achievements, begins August 16, 2019 and continues until August […]

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AAAS Leshner Fellow Christopher Lynn Awarded Wenner-Gren Grant (updated with links to news articles)

UA professor and American Association for the Advancement of Science Leshner Fellow Dr. Christopher Lynn has received a $20,000 Wenner-Gren Foundation Grant to continue his work on The Inking of Immunity, Prestige, and Cultural Transmission in the World of Pacific Tattooing. His research, initiated in Summer 2020, has received considerable positive media attention, including a […]

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Mirjam Holleman Successfully Defends Dissertation

Warmest congratulations to soon-to-be Dr. Mirjam Holleman, who successfully defended her dissertation on stigma toward people with physical disabilities in Poland and its effects on social integration and lived experiences. Pictured here with her committee (L to R: Nirmala Erevelles, Sonya Pritzker, Jason DeCaro, Mirjam Holleman, Marysia Galbraith, Kathy Oths, William Dressler). […]

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Courtney Helfrecht and Holly Horan to Join Anthropology Faculty

It gives us great pleasure to announce the addition of two new faculty members to the Department of Anthropology! Dr. Courtney Helfrecht and soon to be Dr. Holly Horan are joining our faculty in August. Dr. Courtney Helfrecht comes to us from Washington State University where she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department […]

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Jessica Kowalski successfully defends dissertation

Our own Jessica Kowalksi is officially now Dr. Kowalksi! She defended her dissertation, entitled “Hierarchy, Scale, and Complexity: Arcola Mounds and Mississippian Ceremonialism in the Southern Yazoo Basin” most impressively! Congratulate her when you see her! Photo: Kowalski (black suit, 3rd from left) with her dissertation committee: John Blitz (chair), Ed Jackson, Ian Brown, Lisa […]

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