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2013

The archaeology of Troy, in what is now Turkey, has captured the human imagination for nearly a century and a half.  In l988 archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati and the University of T

In the early morning hours of Jan. 30, a small group of ASU graduate students put their anthropology background and surveying skills to work on behalf of the Valley’s homeless.

Society currently faces profound social and environmental challenges that must be met to secure a sustainable future for humanity.

When the sun sets over the Phoenix area on March 2, a spotlight will shine on Arizona State University and the launch of the Night of the Open Door, a signatu

Arizona State University’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center draws tourists from around the globe but is still something of a secret to locals.

Archaeologists in central Mexico have unearthed roughly 150 human skulls, indicating a mass human sacrifice at an unexpected scene.

Brookings Institution Report lists Phoenix among top 20 for patenting; ties Tucson patents to lower unemployment rate

The American public can expect to add earlier and more severe flu seasons to the fallout from climate change, according to a research study published online Jan. 28 in PLOS Currents: Influenza.

Recent research implies that chocolate was being consumed by the indigenous people of present-day Utah in the eighth century.

A transdisciplinary team of scientists is using the hot and populous Phoenix metropolitan area to explore how different segments of the region are being affected by increasingly oppressive heat.

2012

Despite our rapid technological advancements, for the sake of our interpersonal relationships, we can learn valuable lessons from the Amish, says Jamey Wetmore, an associate professor at ASU’s

For those of you who’ve somehow managed to remain blissfully ignorant up to this point, please be advised: the sky is falling!

Toys from our childhood can stir powerful memories and emotionally reconnect us to times, places and people that are long gone.

Richard Meyers, tribal relations director at South Dakota State University, recognizes and empathizes with the extreme poverty in his own backyard.

Think of the last time you screamed. Chances are you attracted someone’s attention. What about the last time someone flirted with you? You were likely more selective in your response.

In the world of Mesoamerican archaeology, Arizona State University’s Barbara Stark is a heavyweight.

College students and their parents often wonder how effectively degree programs translate into related jobs.

Moving animals for conservation is not a panacea.

As an environmental anthropologist, Shauna BurnSilver is concerned with people’s relationships with their environment, how these relationships are changing, and what this means for vulnerability an

Tucked away on the fourth floor of Hayden Library, the Center for Digital Antiquity is a bit of a hidden gem to Arizona State University audiences.

ASU graduate students Katelyn Parady and Victoria Sargent tell the intriguing – and often surprising – story of the environmental past, present and future of South Central Phoenix through a compreh

What was that bird that just flew by? Or sang its unique song?

John Parker, Honors Faculty Fellow at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University and Edward Hackett, professor in ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change, will lead a two-yea

As population in the Sunbelt grows, water supplies are spread thin. How does this affect native species? And how does this affect the people who move here?

Diarrheal disease is the second-leading cause of death in children under five years old – killing as many as 1.5 million children worldwide every year.

Once upon a time, the Salt River flowed through southern Phoenix. Open canals lined with shady cottonwood trees carried water to farms.

Some ASU students may believe they have to travel thousands of miles from our arid desert landscape to experience ancient culture.

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