Welcome to Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology

The Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) is a unique academic research unit within the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. BARA's mission is to place anthropology at the service of contemporary society, prepare the next generation of professional anthropologists, advance knowledge of the human condition, and address the pressing issues of local communities. BARA faculty and affiliates carry out research, teaching, and outreach activities within Arizona, throughout the country, and internationally.

Are you a motivated student looking for research experience in our community? Opportunities available!

View current undergraduate and graduate internships opportunities for Spring 2013! Special solicitation through January 11, 2013!

Division News

Maria Nieves Zedeño (Research Anthropologist) received $80,000 from the National Park Service for the first of two years of summer research at the St. Mary River Bridge Site, a hunter-gatherer base camp used from at least 5000 BCE to the historic period. Dr. Jesse Ballenger (SRI, Inc.; Ph.D.... read more
Research Anthropologist Maria Nieves Zedeño presented the paper “Archaeology, Territorial Legitimacy, and Partnerships for the Future” at the conference “Renewing our Relationship with the Land: Blackfoot and Archaeology” (University of Lethbridge, Alberta, June 4–5, 2013). This was the first... read more