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AIA Lecturer/Host: María Nieves Zedeño

María Nieves Zedeño (PhD 1991, Southern Methodist University) is a Research Anthropologist at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and a Professor of Anthropology at the School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, in Tucson. Her areas of expertise include northern Plains archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnography, and her research focus is on hunter-gatherers, landscape and place theory, and social history in archaeology. Zedeño is an applied archaeologist who has worked collaboratively with many Native American tribes across North America, and especially with the Canadian and American Blackfoot. Her recent research projects, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, entail landscape archaeology of precontact bison hunting, Blackfoot early origins along the Ice-free Corridor, and the development of an interactive virtual atlas that combines oral traditions with archaeology and earth sciences for the education of tribal children.

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