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Faculty Profile

Lexi O'Donnell

Sociology & Anthropology
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology
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510 Lamar Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7421
Joined UM: August 22, 2019

Brief Bio

I am a Southwest Bioarchaeologist and dental anthropologist. I grew up in Tucson, Arizona and have been basically obsessed with anthropology since 3rd grade. That year I discovered Donald Johansen's book, Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind. As a Tucsonan and a student at the University of Arizona I felt like it would be expected that I become a Southwest Archaeologist. So, predictably, I did everything I could to avoid becoming a Southwest Archaeologist. However, these attempts ultimately failed (and were feeble at best) and I ended up volunteering with a company specializing in Southwest Archaeology and at the Arizona State Museum; the rest, as they say, is history. I received my B.A. in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the University of Arizona in 2008. In 2016 I earned an M.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology from the University of New Mexico and in 2019 I received my PhD in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology, also from the University of New Mexico. I have worked on projects in Belize, Colombia, Mexico, the American South, and the American Southwest. I have worked in various museums in New Mexico and Arizona and in a variety of public archaeological contexts as a bioarchaeologist.

Degrees

MS
Anthropology
University of New Mexico Main Campus (2016)
PhD
Archeology
University of New Mexico Main Campus (2019)