Troy R. Lovata, Ph.D.
Honors College
The University of New Mexico
Office: SHC Room 2B
(505) 277-4211


Mailing Address:
Honors College
MSC06 3890
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131 USA



Dr. Troy Lovata is a tenured, Full Professor in the interdisciplinary Honors College at the University of New Mexico. He was trained as an Anthropologist and Archaeologist (Ph.D., M.A. The University of Texas; B.A. Colorado State University) and much of his work has focused on non-textual forms of presentation, the social role of material culture, and cultural landscapes. Recent research and teaching includes: the examination of monuments and public displays from ancient megaliths to contemporary public art to Hispanic graffiti; mapping and interpreting arborglyphs and culturally modified trees; the archaeology of trails and walking; the study of people and the sense of place in mountain landscapes; and the presentation of the past from comic books and zines to tourist attractions and archaeological hoaxes. He has led research projects in the US Rocky Mountains and Great Plains and Ecuador; and has led study abroad and research courses in Ecuador, China, Egypt, Kazakhstan, and Spain. His books, Inauthentic Archaeologies: Public Uses and Abuses of the Past and, with Elizabeth Olton, Understanding Graffiti: From Prehistory to Present, are available from Routledge (formerly Left Coast Press).


Fall 2017 Courses:

UHON 122-007 Legacy of Exploration: Explorers of Mountains

UHON 122-026 Legacy of Exploration: Explorers of Mountains


                                                                                        TRL 8/17

                                                                                        Illium fuit.