April 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of countless time-honored rituals. Maribel Alvarez in the School of Anthropology says creating new rituals can help ease the pain.
Jan. 10, 2019
New research suggests the locations of the iconic monuments on Rapa Nui can be explained by their proximity to the island’s limited freshwater sources.
June 14, 2018
Scholars have argued that the Aztec and Mixtec civilizations acquired turquoise through import from the Southwest. However, analyses reveal the true geologic source as Mesoamerica.
March 5, 2018
A team of archaeologists, using LiDAR and led by UA professor Takeshi Inomata, is exploring the history and spread of settlement at the ancient Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala.
Dec. 18, 2017
UA archaeologist Takeshi Inomata explains why Maya civilization was fascinated with the movement of the sun: They were seeking a way to understand the universe.
Nov. 20, 2017
David Soren is well-known and loved in Italy's Umbria region, where he has worked on projects for more than 30 years. Now an olive named for him will be marketed internationally.
June 12, 2017
The UA's Eleni Hasaki and her collaborators created a searchable database of hundreds of Greek kiln locations, spanning nearly 5,000 years of history, to help archaeologists.
May 16, 2017
Architecture students will travel to Italy to develop plans for a museum and exhibition center in Lugnano in Taverina, which was hit by a deadly malaria outbreak in the fifth century. It's part of the UA's largest study abroad program, offered through the Office of Global Initiatives.
Jan. 23, 2017
A team led by UA professor Takeshi Inomata developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light on patterns leading up to the two major collapses of the Maya civilization.