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We support leading-edge research and study in anthropology and related disciplines in order to foster a better understanding of humankind and the critical problems we face.


Our Collection

We steward one of the most important collections of Southwest Native American art and guide museums around the world on best practices in collaborating with source communities.


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We offer symposia, salons, classes and field trips that give you a unique opportunity to meet and learn from our scholars and artists. Find out how you can get involved with our diverse, dynamic community.

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The Equitable Transformation of Communities: A Conversation with John Arroyo

The Equitable Transformation of Communities: A Conversation with John Arroyo

John Arroyo, SAR’s 2018–2019 Mellon fellow, grew up in a largely Mexican and Mexican American community in East LA. Even as a kid, he was thinking about urban issues and the diversity and future of communities like his. He is now a planner who incorporates a humanistic perspective into his work, which allows him to make connections between urban issues, art, and the social sciences.

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A Healed Greenwood: Lessons in Restorative Justice Archaeology from Tulsa, Oklahoma

A Healed Greenwood: Lessons in Restorative Justice Archaeology from Tulsa, Oklahoma

“We began the class with an exercise in humility: writing down our thoughts and beliefs about Greenwood, and comparing that with broad assumptions, rumors, and questions.” Hear from SAR Anne Ray intern, Emily Santhanam, about her experience in the fall 2020 virtual in-depth course Unearthing Violence: Archaeology in the Aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre and learn how you can download the recorded course sessions.

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Summer Scholar Colloquium: Nicholas Barron Brings the History of Anthropology into the Present

Summer Scholar Colloquium: Nicholas Barron Brings the History of Anthropology into the Present

In November 1981, anthropologists and tribal representatives gathered on the Pascua Pueblo Yaqui Reservation in southern Arizona for the 89th International Symposium, hosted by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Although this obscure conference may have been relegated to a footnote in the history of anthropology and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Nicholas Barron, SAR’s 2020 William Y. and Nettie K. Adams summer scholar, argues that its story helps us to better understand consequential, ongoing political processes and Indigenous histories.

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Looking Forward, Looking Back

Looking Forward, Looking Back

With the nation’s social and political turmoil as well as an ongoing pandemic, 2020 revealed how now more than ever the perspectives of social science scholars and Native American artists matter. In today’s post, we reflect on the last year and invite you to join us for online programs in the new year.

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Venancio Aragon: Weaving the Colors of the World

Venancio Aragon: Weaving the Colors of the World

Venancio Aragon is the SAR 2020 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow. If you ever meet Venancio, you will notice his friendly demeanor and willingness to chat. He is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and what I would consider an award-winning master weaver, although he describes himself as “a humble practitioner of an ancient art.” Along with being an artist, he is also an intellectual, knowledge holder, and student.

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Upcoming Events


Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SAR Interns Live on Instagram with Jennifer Himmelreich @ SAR's Instagram page
4:00 pm
SAR Interns Live with Jennifer Himmelreich will take place Wednesday, January 27th at 4 p.m. MDT. Interested in learning more about the Anne Ray internship program and possible career outcomes? For the next two months,[...]
Book Talk: The House of the Cylinder Jars @ Hosted online. Register below.
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Talk: The House of the Cylinder Jars @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join the editor of The House of the Cylinder Jars (UNM Press 2020) Patricia Crown (SAR’s 2019 Weatherhead fellow), along with book contributors Hannah Mattson,  Cyler Conrad, and Jacque Kocer,[...]
President's Circle Virtual Happy Hour with June Lorenzo: “An Insider’s Perspective on Native Americans in Politics and Law” @ Hosted online
5:00 pm
President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour “An Insider’s Perspective on Native Americans in Politics and Law” with June Lorenzo As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend[...]
Special Event: The Skeletons at the Lake @ Hosted online. Register below.
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Special Event: The Skeletons at the Lake @ Hosted online. Register below.
3:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join author Douglas Preston and biological anthropologist, Agustín Fuentes, for a conversation about the recent study of human remains found at Roopkund, a lake high in India’s Himalayan mountain range. The[...]
President's Circle Virtual Happy Hour with Michael Messner: “Veterans for Peace” @ Hosted online
5:00 pm
President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour “Veterans for Peace” with Michael Messner As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy Hour with President Michael[...]

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