Research & Publications

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Pimería Alta Isotope ProjectCow tooth sampled for tooth enamel

2014-Present: Exploration range management using colonial livestock tooth enamel and bone collagen

With Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman and Alexander Ruff

Check out our new article out from Journal Archaeology Science: Reports:

Media coverage

Mission Guevavi Archaeological Field School

Nicole Mathwich in field

2013-2015: Excavations of the mission midden, ranching features, historic adobe structures, and Hohokam pithouses in partnership with the National Park Service, University of Arizona, and Desert, Inc.

Teaching Assistant and Faunal Analyst

Mathwich, Nicole and Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman. (2018) “Bureaucratic Reforms on the Frontier: Zooarchaeological and Historical Perspectives on the 1767 Jesuit Expulsion in the Pimería Alta.” Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 10.1016/j.jaa.2018.07.002

Mathwich, Nicole. “Prehistoric and Historic Vertebrate Faunal Remains from Mission Los Santos Angeles de Guevavi, AZ EE:9:1(ASM), Santa Cruz County, Arizona.” In Archaeology at the Mission of Sorrows: Archaeological Test Excavations at the Guevavi Mission, AZ EE:9:1(ASM), Santa Cruz County, Arizona, 103–25. Technical Report 2015–12. Tucson, Arizona: Desert Archaeology, Inc., 2016.

Slade Ruin [AZ Q:15:1(ASM)]


Faunal analysis of excavations of a Pueblo III site near Eager, Arizona.

Faunal analyst

Mathwich, Nicole (2017), “Zooarchaeological Analysis of Slade Ruin.” Technical report, on file, Arizona State Museum.

School of Anthropology Centennial Project

As part of the celebration of the University of Arizona Anthropology’s Centennial year in 2015, I created and distributed an online survey to UA Anthropology  Alumni and from the survey, I created a social network model showing the many links between the faculty and graduates of University of Arizona Anthropology and organizations, businesses, governments, and universities from around the world in a project called Centennial Connections.


Santa Clara Historical Archaeological Field School


2012 Excavations of  Mission Santa Clara’s neophyte quarters.

Teaching Assistant and Faunal Analyst

Panich, Lee M., Helga Afaghani, and Nicole Mathwich. “Assessing the Diversity of Mission Populations through the Comparison of Native American Residences at Mission Santa Clara de Asís.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 18, no. 3 (2014): 467–88. doi:10.1007/s10761-014-0266-1.
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