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2012

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.

“The Science of Water Art: A Citizen Science Project” – a collaborative research project that brings together professionals, community members, college students and children to think about the role

Anthropologists in Mexico City recently unearthed the skeletons of more than a dozen people dating back about 700 years.

Phoenix is built on the remains of a once prolific society known as the Hohokam.

Friends may make life more fulfilling, but they are not considered imperative to our species’ survival. So, why and how did friendship evolve to become such an important part of humanity?

Three years ago, two Arizona State University faculty members met in the small southern Illinois town of Kampsville to discuss the future of the nearby Center for American Archeology (CAA), opened

Elinor Ostrom, a research professor at Arizona State University who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2009 and was named among Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2012, died June 12 at

Sander van der Leeuw, the dean of the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, is among the six winners of the 2012 United Nations

Fort William Henry – immortalized in James Fenimore Cooper’s "The Last of the Mohicans" – had a short but bloody history.

Leanne Nash was the first female professor and only primatologist on campus when she joined Arizona State University’s Department of Anthropology 41 years ago.

Arizona State University mathematical epidemiologist Gerardo Chowell-Puente recently led a team of U.S. and Mexican researchers in examining the 2009 H1N1 mortality rate in Mexico.

The popular perception of archaeology is a team of dusty individuals in wide-brimmed hats unearthing treasures from a pharaoh’s tomb or an ancient collection of Native American artifacts.

Editor's Note: Arizona State University baseball will take on the University of Washington in three games May 18-20 in Tempe.  Re

Along with Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert, ASU's own Elinor Ostrom was named among Time

Ana Magdalena Hurtado, ASU professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, has been elected to join the 2012 cohort of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

An Arizona State University museum exhibit is reaching new audiences after traveling to the Tempe History Museum.

An Arizona State University media team recently trekked to the Mesoamerican ruins of Teotihuacán with the goal of using high-end technology to capture the essence and magnitude of this ancient city

Regional “Reggie” Carrillo is a devoted student and a passionate social justice advocate.

William Schaffer already is something of an expert in the field of bioarchaeology.

Scientists say worldwide collections, existing experts and technology make charting 10 million species in less than 50 years achievable; a necessary step to sustain planet’s biodiversity

The term “resilience” is popping up often these days in discussions about issues of sustainability. But what does it mean, and why should we care about it?

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