The complete skeletal remains of a spider monkey — seen as an exotic curiosity in pre-Hispanic Mexico — grants researchers new evidence regarding social-political ties between two ancient powerhouses: Teotihuacán and Maya Indigenous rulers. The discovery was made by Nawa Sugiyama, a UC Riverside anthropological archaeologist, and a team of...
Lidar mapping study reveals vast landscape modifications that still influence construction and farming
Archaeologists find the answer in rabbit social behavior
Paper urges archaeologists and historians to work closely with people who are grappling with racism in public monuments
Ajpach’ Waal forged an alliance between two dynasties but died in obscurity
Memorandum of understanding strengthens the relationship between UCR’s anthropology department and Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History
UCR bioarchaeologist Sara Becker plans to use the cutting-edge technique to document traditional labors of indigenous Andean people
Running Feb. 3 through Dec. 30, 2018, the show features a selection of Mesoamerican artifacts on public display for the very first time