To paraphrase Robert Burns, the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.

ASU professor C. Michael Barton has been named a “Digging Into Data” challenge winner.

How far away is your school? Are there more fast food joints than farmers markets in your neighborhood? Is your doctor close enough to help you in an emergency?

Increasingly, archaeology is being used as a tool for addressing real-world challenges by providing insights into areas such as how humans and their environments impact one another, why and how pop

Think of a city that holds around 100,000 residents – many in apartment complexes.

Analyzing skeletal remains may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but old bones can reveal a great deal to those who are passionate about ancient people and their lives.

Editor's Note: This story is part of an ongoing series about student excellence at the university.

Today’s technology is helping connect people with Arizona’s rich historic and prehistoric landscape. It's also contributing to the vandalism, looting and damage of archaeological sites.


Technological innovation drives the development of research, state-of-the art learning laboratories and “green” buildings.

The 17 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students selected as Dean’s medalists will walk across the commencement stage Dec.

Much of the world is familiar with the Republic of the Sudan because of its news-making politics.

Humans and chimpanzees appear to share the ability to sequentially adopt cultural traits, thereby increasing cultural complexity in a cumulative fashion.

Heat-cracked mud plaques crisscross a vast, dry riverbed in Mexico where the Colorado River once churned.

Arizona State University global health graduate student Madeline Sands has been named a Marshall Scholar by the British government.

Madeline Sands has been named a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, which will enable her to pursue graduate studies at the university of her choice in the United Kingdom.

Are neighborhoods still relevant in this age of social media and globalization?

ASU's Amber Wutich has been named the 2013 Arizona Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

The 2013 Miss World competition was originally set to take place in the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta.

Note: Native Now festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Current visitors to the Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology are encountering the museum’s most ambitious effort yet. With a history spanning 10

Variation of the type found in a new series of 1.8-million-year-old skulls discovered in Dmanisi, Georgia – an area between the Caspian and Black Seas – is not unusual in our species, says

When anthropology graduate student Katherine Miller first set off to Copan to help excavate and conserve a Maya burial site, she had no idea how vast the scope of the project would become.

Two Arizona State University researchers are part of a team studying the spread of a new strain of bird flu.

Casandra Hernandez is an anthropologist with a passion for art, culture and social justice.

Editor's Note: This story is part of an ongoing series about student excellence at the university.

Think about your neighborhood. Do you have easy access to basic services such as food, shopping and places of worship?

Evolutionarily speaking, homosexuality wouldn’t seem to be an inherited trait, since gay men don’t commonly procreate with women.

Editor's Note: This story is part of an ongoing series about student excellence at the university.