Cannibalism, Ritual, or both: The Neandertal debate continues at Krapina Cave

As seen in the College of Liberal Arts Magazine | Winter 2019/ Spring 2020 Cannibalism, Ritual, or both: The Neandertal debate continues at Krapina Cave Tony Phifer and Joshua Zaffos A cave site in hilly, northern Croatia may offer clues about the rituals and sacred spaces of the Neandertals, an Ice Age human population. Or […]

Why the Earth Must Be Mapped

As appearing in SAPIENS | 12.11.19 Why the Earth Must Be Mapped There is an urgent need to digitally capture the planet’s surface, providing a record for future ecologists, archaeologists, and historians. The Earth Archive project plans to do just that. VIEWPOINT Chris Fisher Professor, Department of Anthropology and Geography, Colorado State University The climate […]

Students from Colorado State University help with Harvey recovery in Rockport

As appearing on KIIITV | 06.04.19 Students from Colorado State University help with Harvey recovery in Rockport The students will be in Rockport until July and plan to interview residents who were directly affected by the hurricane. ROCKPORT, Texas Help continues to pour into the Coastal Bend even 22 months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. […]

Disasters hit the most vulnerable hardest

CSU undergraduate student Alexiss Thomas’ op-ed piece for Professor Browne’s Public Anthropology course was published in The Greeley Tribune. As appearing in The Tribune | March 12, 2018 by Alexiss Thomas Experiencing a disaster could negatively impact anyone; however, some populations are more at risk for these negative outcomes because of their history of past trauma and past […]

Chris Fisher: City of the Jaguar

As appearing on Chautauqua | Fall 2016 Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Chautauqua Community House Over the past year, the excavation of an ancient city in Honduras has yielded a trove of remarkable stone artifacts from a mysterious, unnamed Pre-Columbian civilization. A joint American-Honduran team of archaeologists led by CSU’s Dr. Chris Fisher uncovered […]

An interview with Chris Johnston, History Colorado’s new Assistant State Archaeologist

Chris Johnston, Department of Anthropology alumnus, recently accepted the position of Assistant State Archaeologist with History Colorado.  Receiving his M.A. in archaeology in the Spring of this year, Chris completed his thesis research, “Running of the Buffalo: Investigations of the Roberts Ranch Buffalo Jump (5LR100), Northern Colorado,”  with Dr. Jason LaBelle while working as a project […]

CSU anthropology professor named lead author on intergovernmental science-policy project

As appearing in SOURCE | September 15, 2016 CSU professor of anthropology Kathleen Galvin has been named as a lead author to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES) Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Galvin, director of The Africa Center in CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability, was nominated by the U.S. […]