Anthropology professor chosen as a 2021 Women in STEM Award winner, recently promoted to full professor Dr. Suzanne Oakdale, a professor in Anthropology, was selected in June as a 2021 Women in STEM Award winner. Her project is “Claiming Celiac: Narratives of Illness and the Creation of New Worlds.” The […] Read More
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. 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
Despite women tending to outlive men in almost all societies, they experience more sickness along the way. This gender-health paradox has long puzzled researchers. Biological differences between the sexes — females’ higher body fat percentage, for example — are often thought to be the reason why women are subject to a higher burden of […] Read More
Anthropology assistant professor promoted to associate professor Dr. Siobhan Mattison, an assistant professor in the UNM Anthropology Department, has been promoted to associate professor for fall 2020. “I am thankful for all the support I have got from Advance and from my colleagues in Anthropology. The promotion, for me, is a way to expand research […] Read More
UNM anthropologist selected as new director of the Latin American and Iberian Institute UNM professor of anthropology Dr. Frances Hayashida has been appointed as the new director of the Latin American and Iberian Institute(LAII). Hayashida accepted the offer effective July 2020. As director, she will oversee the research, educational, and outreach efforts of the […] Read More
Anthropology professor co-authors chapter in book Dogs: Archaeology Beyond Domestication Dr. Emily Jones, an associate professor in UNM’s Anthropology Department, co-authored a chapter in Dogs: Archaeology Beyond Domestication book along with graduate student Victoria Monagle. The chapter, “Dog Life and Death in an Ancestral Pueblo Landscape,” focuses on the role dogs played in human […] Read More
UNM anthropologist Dr. Melissa Emery Thompson is leading a project funded by the National Institute on Aging examining the human aging process by studying one of our closest relatives — chimpanzees. The project focuses on how chimpanzees age and what sort of factors affect their health as they get older. Ultimately, the goal is […] Read More
Maxwell Museum curator creates virtual COVID-19 exhibit In response to the global pandemic, UNM’s Maxwell Museum curator Dr. Devorah Romanek has created Covid 19: Concepts of Sickness and Wellness, a virtual exhibition dedicated to expanding visitor’s perspectives on the virus through a historical context. The exhibit, which can be found here, has had 2,000 […] Read More