Aug. 16, 2019As NAU prepares to welcome back the Lumberjacks, including the class of 2023, here are a few things to know that will make navigating campus easier for faculty, … Read more about Welcome back, Jacks! Navigating campus during #NAUmovein week
Unlike the scripted crime scene investigation shows that unfold nightly on TV, there is nothing fictitious about the real-life work of Northern Arizona University’s resident forensic archaeologist, Sharon Moses.
The assistant professor of anthropology knows a thing or two about digging up bones and is sharing her expertise with students and local Flagstaff law enforcement.
“Starting in the fall, the Department of Anthropology is offering several courses for students interested in learning about forensic archaeology,” Moses said. “Our introductory course—ANT 255, called Murder, Mayhem and Madness—gives… Read more
A casual look at Easter Island yields familiar and enduring images of stone statues scattered on a seemingly barren, wind-swept landscape—a place popularized as a symbol of catastrophic environmental collapse.
But what Britton Shepardson sees with archaeologist eyes is not a sterile monument to human futility, waiting to be excavated. Instead, his research visits have brought him closer to a people who know how to persevere, and he’s helping to build a bridge to their future.