Faculty Spotlight

Francis McManamon
Research Professor
As the executive director of the Center for Digital Antiquity, McManamon is dedicated to promoting access to – and preservation of – archaeological records. Within Digital Antiquity lives the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), a massive archive of electronic archaeological records that is accessible to researchers, students and enthusiasts.

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student Spotlight

Leonid Tiokhin


Tiokhin uses evolutionary theory to explore human behavior, particularly information transmission and deception. He has conducted fieldwork in Armenia and Indonesia, where he plans to establish a long-term field site. This summer he will return to Indonesia as a Fulbright-Hays scholar.

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featured project

Isotopic Taphonomy of Human Remains

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Global Dynamics + Regional Interactions

This collaborative project teams bioarchaeologist Kelly Knudson with School of Earth and Space Exploration researchers and scientists from the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility and Texas State University Forensic Anthropology Research Facility in examining how different isotopies in the human body behave during decomposition in various environments.

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Phoenix Comicon is coming to the Phoenix Convention Center May 28–31, and Center for Bioarchaeological Research director Anne C. Stone and doctoral student Allisen Dahlstedt will be there, participating in science programming.

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upcoming events (View All)

Archaeology + Ecology Summer Camp
Session I 

Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

Archaeology + Ecology Summer Camp
Session II 

Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

Speaking for the Dead

Tuesday, October 6 – Friday, December 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Innovation Gallery