Dr. Troy Lovata is a tenured, Associate Professor in the Honors College at The University of New Mexico where he teaches a variety of courses and coordinates the Senior Interdisciplinary and Departmental Honors theses. 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 research has focused on non-textual forms of presentation and the social role of material culture. Recent research includes: the examination of monuments and public displays from megaliths to public art to graffiti; the archaeology of walking; work with adobe construction; the study of people in mountain landscapes; and mapping and interpreting culturally modified trees. He has worked with research projects in the US Rocky Mountains and Great Plains and with study abroad courses in Ecuador, China, Egypt, Kazakhstan, and Spain. His book, Inauthentic Archaeologies: Public Uses and Abuses of the Past, is available from Left Coast Press.
Courses for the Spring Semester, 2014:
UHON 204 The Legacy of Ancient Technology: The Individual and the Collective
UHON 402 The Archaeology of Trails and the Anthropology of Place
UHON 499, 490, 491 Senior Thesis
Special Senior Honors Thesis Defense Instructions for Students