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; work with adobe construction; the study of people in mountain landscapes; and mapping and interpreting culturally modified trees. His book, Inauthentic Archaeologies: Public Uses and Abuses of the Past, is available from Left Coast Press.
Courses for the Fall, 2013:
UHON 121 Legacy of Exploration: Explorers of Mountains
UHON 301 Field Study: Marking the Dead
UHON 499, 490, 491 Senior Thesis