Showcase Success for Anthropology Graduate Students

Showcase Success for Anthropology Graduate Students Joshua Zaffos Anthropology and Geography graduate students garnered accolades and awards at the 2020 Graduate Student Showcase at Colorado State University. Doctoral students Mary Shirley Mitchell and Ray Sumner each won awards for outstanding research and presentations during the virtual showcase in November. Mitchell’s poster and presentation, titled “Hips, […]

Mapping People and the Environment

As seen in the College of Liberal Arts Magazine | Winter 2020/ Spring 2021 Mapping People and the Environment Joshua Zaffos As the COVID-19 pandemic began unfolding in the United States last February, Zoe Schutte and other geography students at Colorado State University found themselves taking a different sort of Coronavirus test.  “We completed a disease mapping assignment […]

Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 5,000 years earlier than previously known

Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 5,000 years earlier than previously known Discovery may indicate modern humans and Neanderthals lived in the area concurrently University of Louisville Additional content by Joshua Zaffos Modern humans arrived in the westernmost part of Europe 41,000-38,000 years ago, about 5,000 years earlier than previously known. That’s according to a study […]

Geographer and climatologist Diego Pons joins department faculty

Geographer and climatologist Diego Pons joins department faculty Joshua Zaffos This fall, Diego Pons, Ph.D, joins the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University as our newest Assistant Professor of Geography. Pons is an applied climatologist with a background in biology and paleoclimatology who graduated from the University of Denver as a geographer […]

Bernhardt named Fort Collins Poet Laureate

Bernhardt named Fort Collins Poet Laureate Joshua Zaffos Water law attorney. Professor of indigenous cultures and environmental justice. Cattle wrangler. Autumn Bernhardt’s professional career has been diverse and distinguished, and now she adds another accolade: Poet Laureate of Fort Collins. Bernhardt earned the title, bestowed by Wolverine Farm Letterpress and recognizing the region’s leading literary […]

Claim Building archaeology dig continues with visit from President McConnell

Claim Building archaeology dig continues with visit from President McConnell 03 Aug, 2020By Tony Phifer Video by Ron Bend/CSU Video After three weeks of helping dig three rather large holes just a few steps from one of the busiest intersections in Fort Collins, Bobbie Abeyta is used to seeing curious onlookers outside the fences on […]

Anthropology student earns Phi Beta Kappa Nomination

Anthropology student earns Phi Beta Kappa Nomination Eloise Blatherwick graduated with Biological Anthropology concentration in Spring 2020 Joshua Zaffos Eloise Blatherwick (ANTH, ’20) is among a select group of Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts students who has been nominated and accepted to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest undergraduate honor society, this […]

Indigenous People Vital for Understanding Environmental Change: Study

Indigenous People Vital for Understanding Environmental Change Research led by Kathleen Galvin and others shows how local knowledge can help manage ecosystems and wildlife Todd Bates, Rutgers University Additional content by Joshua Zaffos Grassroots knowledge from Indigenous people can help to map and monitor ecological changes and improve scientific studies, according to new research published […]

Archaeology Field School breaking all sorts of ground this summer

Archaeology Field School breaking all sorts of ground this summer Joshua Zaffos While the Coronavirus has closed and quieted universities across the country this year, a small but historic piece of Colorado State University campus is buzzing with the sounds of students – and shovels – this summer. The CSU Archaeology Field School, celebrating its […]

Anthropology, Geography, and Confronting Racial Injustice

Black Lives Matter. Black Rams Matter. Black Anthropologists Matter. Black Geographers Matter. Words matter too – especially when accompanied by action and change. Here’s a collection of recent statements (some in full, some excerpts) from our professional societies recognizing and addressing racial injustice and the work to be done. We support these statements and their […]