New Book Chapter from Former Graduate Student Courtney Andrews

Our former graduate student Dr. Courtney Andrews has written a chapter in the volume Well-Being as a Multidimensional Concept: Understanding Connections among Culture, Community, and Health published by Lexington Books.  Her chapter is entitled “Finding the ‘Culture’ in Acculturation: Cultural Consonance and Health among Mexican Immigrant Women in Alabama.”   Read her chapter here: Chapter […]

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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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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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New Mayan archaeology publication from our own Lisa LeCount, John Blitz, and Ted Nelson

Great news! We have a new publication from two of our own faculty and one of our graduate students.  Lisa LeCount along with John Blitz, graduate student Ted (Clay) Nelson and colleague Chet Walker have co-authored the journal article “Land Tenure Systems at the Ancient Maya Site of Actuncan, Belize.”  The article is in the […]

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Dr. Cameron Lacquement publication about Moundville Earthen Landscape Modification

Our own Dr. Cameron Lacquement has published a chapter entitled “The Energetics of Earthen Landscape Modification: An Assessment of an Emerging Mississippian Polity.”  It is in an edited book by Leah McCurdy and Elliot Abrams called “Architectural Energetics in Archaeology: Analytical Expansions and Global Explorations” from Routledge Press. Click here to check it out! […]

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