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 […]

Furthering Perspectives Highlights Student Research in Spring 2020 Volume

  The Anthropology Graduate Student Society at Colorado State University has published the Spring 2020 volume of its peer-reviewed journal, Furthering Perspectives: Anthropological Views of the World. The volume, available as a PDF via Mountain Scholar, marks the ninth publication of the AGSS journal. This year’s edition includes 13 articles from graduate and undergraduate students […]

New Undergraduate Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies Certificate Offers Education through Curation 

New Undergraduate Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies Certificate Offers Education through Curation Joshua Zaffos  As populations self-isolate and cities, states, and nations have mandated stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus, one group of professionals is investigating what artifacts and images will best capture this moment in our collective history. Museum curators […]

Bonanza! CSU anthropologist wins NEH support for Bolivian mining research

Bonanza! CSU anthropologist wins NEH support for Bolivian mining research Joshua Zaffos In the southern highlands of Bolivia, the city of Potosí once earned the title of the “treasury of the world, king of all mountains, and envy of kings.” Situated beneath the towering mountain of Cerro Rico and one of the world’s largest silver […]

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 […]

CSU anthropologist: History offers lesson about decline of large mammals

As appearing in CSU SOURCE | 10.9.19 CSU anthropologist: History offers lesson about decline of large mammals Tony Phifer The effect of the extinctions of numerous large mammal species around 12,000 years ago is still being felt today and could provide a preview of what’s to come as several existing large mammal species find themselves […]