News and Awards

January 26, 2023
Prof. Shannon Dawdy

The Arctic World Archive: Storing Human Knowledge for a Long Winter

February 6: Noon – 1:20PM CST 

November 29, 2022

The Marshall Sahlins Symposium in Haskell Hall, recorded on April 4, 2022, is available here

July 4, 2022

Conference co-hosted by Constantine V. Nakassis (University of Chicago) and Jürgen Spitzmüller (University of Vienna, Linguistics) based on a grant from the International Faculty Grants Programme.

Department Events

February 6, 2023
Monday Seminar
Ninety-Nine: Towards an Ethnography of God
Amira Mittermaier | (University of Toronto)
February 13, 2023
Monday Seminar
Homo Saccharine, Southern Crossings
Maria José de Abreu | (Columbia University)
February 20, 2023
Monday Seminar
Bananapocalypse: Externalities in the Making of Plantation Capitalism
Alyssa Paredes | (University of Michigan)
February 27, 2023
Monday Seminar
Nisrin Elamin
March 6, 2023
Monday Seminar
Beth Semel



Adrian S.Z. Chase is an anthropological archaeologist studying urbanism among the ancient Maya through the use of lidar data, excavated materials, and computational methods. Chase's body of work includes the study of reservoirs at the site of Caracol, Belize, with a focus on the computer analysis of lidar data in combination with archaeological data. His research at Caracol investigates ancient Maya urbanism, combining lidar and archaeological data to reconstruct and test neighborhoods, examine urban services and their provisioning, and analyze collective and autocratic governance. In addition to archaeological investigations at Caracol, Chase has participated in field research at Hirbemerdon Tepe in Turkey, and at Chichén Itza and Teotihuacan in Mexico.

Chase is a postdoctoral fellow with the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. 

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