Gifford-Gonzalez travels to Argentina as Fulbright Senior Specialist

Diane Gifford-Gonzalez.

Anthropology professor Diane Gifford-Gonzalez recently completed a four-week visit to Argentina as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.

Gifford-Gonzalez gave a 10-day intensive doctoral seminar at the Universidad del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Olavarría. Thirty-four students from four Argentine universities attended the seminar, entitled "Tópicos en Zooarqueología."

She also offered overview comments during a three-day workshop on zooarchaeology and taphonomy, which is the study of the formation of deposits of fossil remains. Twenty-four professional archaeologists from Argentina and Brazil attended the workshop.

Finally, Gifford-Gonzalez gave public talks in Buenos Aires, Olavarría, and Córdoba. During her visit, her research and views on Argentine archaeology received widespread media attention; she was interviewed by two newspapers, one radio station, and one web-based news outlet.