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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.


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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 Arroyo Hondo Pueblo Collection Finds a New Home

The Arroyo Hondo Pueblo Collection Finds a New Home

In 1970 former SAR president Douglas Schwartz began test excavations at the fourteenth-century Pueblo site of Arroyo Hondo, located approximately five miles south of Santa Fe. Earlier this year, SAR made the decision to transfer its only archaeological collection to the Center for New Mexico Archaeology, the state repository for such collections, where it will be able to receive more specialized care.

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Remembering Art Wolf and Christine McHorse

Remembering Art Wolf and Christine McHorse

Last week, we lost two members of our SAR family. On Sunday, February 14, Art Wolf, the first curator of collections for the Indian Arts Research Center passed away. Just a few days later, 2006 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native artist fellow Christine McHorse also began her journey into the next world. Read more about their work and legacies.

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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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Upcoming Events


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[...]
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
SAR In-Depth Course: Spider Woman’s Knowledge and the Survival of Diné Textile Arts @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
The spring 2021 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways for SAR members to engage with leading scholars in a[...]
IARC Speaker Series - Making Medicine: Apsáalooke Conversations on Land, Water, Culture and Art @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
Register here. Making Medicine: Apsáalooke Conversations on Land, Water, Culture and Art With Nina Sanders (Apsáalooke), Ben Pease (Apsáalooke), and Joree La France (Apsáalooke) Join three Apsáalooke intellectuals in a conversation about the land, water,[...]
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
IARC Speaker Series - A New Era for Indigenous Art in Museums @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
Register here. A New Era for Indigenous Art in Museums With Ian Kuali’i (Kanaka Maoli and Mescalero Apache), Marie Watt (Seneca Nation), and Erin Joyce In September 2020, Larger than Memory, a groundbreaking exhibition of[...]
Creative Thought Forum Event - Republic of Lies: How conspiracy theories took over American public life @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join journalist and author, Anna Merlan, for an online presentation and live Q&A. Conspiracy theories have always been a factor in the public discourse of the United States and many[...]
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
IARC Speaker Series - Community Collaborations: Alaska Native Artistic Revitalization @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
Register here. Community Collaborations: Alaska Native Artistic Revitalization With Sven Haakanson (Sugpiaq) and Alfred Naumoff (Sugpiaq) Sven Haakanson, Curator of Native American Anthropology at Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and Alfred Naumoff,[...]
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SAR In-Depth Course: The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
The spring 2021 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways for SAR members to engage with leading scholars in a[...]
IARC Speaker Series - Affirming Indigenous Representation: The Future of Native Art and Collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
Register here. Affirming Indigenous Representation: The Future of Native Art and Collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art With keynote speaker Dr. Patricia Norby (Purépecha) In recent years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)[...]
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SAR In-Depth Course: The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
The spring 2021 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways for SAR members to engage with leading scholars in a[...]
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SAR In-Depth Course: The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
The spring 2021 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways for SAR members to engage with leading scholars in a[...]

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