Raven Garvey, associate curator for high latitude and western North American archaeology at UMMAA and associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Anthropology, has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship! This fellowship supports faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research who seek formal training outside their own areas of expertise. Professor Garvey will train in aerospace engineering and structural design theory to better understand the effects of wind on prehistoric peoples in Patagonia (farthest southern South America), one of the windiest places on Earth.

Above: Garvey with Chilean collaborator Francisco Mena in early 2020, on a trip to Cerro Castillo, Aysén (near one of Garvey’s field sites), to talk with local landowners and stakeholders.