Rebecca Renteria

Class of 2016

Rebecca Renteria is a graduate student in the Applied Archaeology (MA) program in the School of Anthropology and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona. She received her BS in anthropology with a focus on archaeological sciences and minor in geosciences also from the University of Arizona. Her research regards methods of identifying ethnicity, specifically Hispanic and Anglo, in the archaeological record in her area of focus in western New Mexico during the homesteading and Dust Bowl eras. Rebecca is a LHIP intern working with high school students and educators through Linking Hispanic Heritage Through Archaeology in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. This program aims to provide outdoor and university experiences to local students and educators through visits to archaeological sites and university labs and field schools. She hopes to continue doing this type of program development locally and across the country with underserved communities with the goal of using archaeology as a platform for education, empowerment, and community-based cultural resource management.