Grace Ellis won the Department’s Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award, and presented a paper at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting.

Presenting my paper at the SAAS 84th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM April 2019.

A few weeks ago, I attended the Society for American Archaeology’s 84th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I presented a paper titled, “Anthropogenic Landscapes of Amazonia: A Spatial Analysis of Landscape Modification and Settlement Organization at Macurany, Brazil.” Travel to the conference was graciously funded by the Anthropology Department. During the five-day meeting, I attended numerous symposiums covering a variety of topics, including GIS and modeling in archaeology, Amazonian archaeology, Paleolithic Western Europe, Landscape archaeology, and more. I met with new and familiar students and professors to share ideas, network, and build new relationships. I also made time to visit the Pueblo Cultural Center and archaeological sites in the surrounding area, including Bandelier National Park, Chaco Canyon, and Petroglyph National Monument.