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T. J. Ferguson

About T. J. Ferguson

T. J. Ferguson owns and operates Anthropological Research LLC, a research company in Tucson, Arizona, where he is also a Professor of Practice in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He was educated at the University of Hawaii at Hilo (BA, 1973), the University of Arizona ( anthropology, 1976) and the University of New Mexico (Masters of Community and Regional Planning, 1986; and Ph.D. in Anthropology, 1993). Dr. Ferguson specializes in archaeological and ethnographic research needed for historic preservation, repatriation, and litigation of land and water rights. His clients include Indian tribes, governmental agencies, and museums. Dr, Ferguson's most recent book, co-authored with Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, is History is in the Land: Multivocal Tribal Traditions in Arizona's San Pedro Valley (2006, University of Arizona Press).

Areas of Study

Professor, Anthropology; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Anthropology; Southwestern Archaeology; Ethnography; Historic Preservation; Repatriation; Architecture; Land Use

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Contact Information

T. J. Ferguson
Professor of Practice
Telephone: (520) 743-3229
Fax: (520) 621-2088
Office: Haury 408D


Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1993

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences