Dr. Hannah Mattson, an assistant professor in UNM’s Department of Anthropology, is interested in the role and uses of ancient jewelry — also known as personal adornments — in ritual practices. In this video, Mattson shares what materials and shapes were used in ancient jewelry found in Pueblo Bonito and how they are connected to identity.
Dr. Patricia Crown, a distinguished professor in UNM’s Department of Anthropology, is collaborating with UNM students and Professor W.H. Wills to conduct fieldwork in Chaco Canyon. In this video, Crown shares her research on the use of cylinder jars, drinking rituals, and the use of cacao in Pueblo Bonito.
Dr. Clare Cardinal-Pett, Lecturer II at UNM’s School of Architecture + Planning, studies the history of architecture and urbanism. In this video, Cardinal-Pett shares her research about the water crisis in Lima, Peru – explaining the history of the city’s hydraulic system and its urgency for change.
Dr. Emily Jones, an associate professor of the Anthropology Department at UNM, has been going through collections of bones that can help understand better the dispersal of the domestic horse into the Americas in the 16th and 17th centuries. In this video, Jones shares her interest for animals, her fascination with bones and how […] Read More
“As we know, we have had several months of very challenging different circumstances that we’re dealing with here in this pandemic,” said UNM alumna Maria Guy, a senior partner with Giant Worldwide. “It’s important to lead ourselves — to be aware.” In this video, Guy covers the five gears she recommends to use throughout […] Read More
As part of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a shortage of many items including hand sanitizer. Because of this, some are attempting to make their own hand sanitizer out of denatured alcohol. Learn from UNM Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Heather Canavan why you should never do this in any circumstance.
Dr. Emmanuel Asonye, a visiting research scholar and assistant professor of Africana Studies at UNM, is creating language access for the linguistically and culturally marginalized African diaspora in the southwest and African countries. In this video, Asonye shares his journey with deaf language and how it took him to start his most recent project, creating […] Read More
Explore with Dr. Laura Crossey and her team of students the stunning filed area of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico. Follow along as they collect water quality data from streams and examine the long term sustainability of New Mexico’s water supply.
Follow Dr. Hannah Mattson as she talks about her annual Archaeology Summer Field School. During this field school, she and her students worked to unearth an ancient pueblo field house near Placitas, New Mexico.”We have a really great time out here,” Mattson said. “It’s a lot of work and it can be very very hot.”