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 […]

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. […]

Cultural Anthropology Professor Katherine Browne named 2019 University Distinguished Professor

As appearing on CLA SOURCE | 05.10.19 The College of Liberal Arts Celebrates University Distinguished Faculty The College of Liberal Arts is celebrating the accomplishments of our professors as they become University Distinguished Faculty. Three professors have recently accepted 2019 University awards ranking their performance among the highest and most outstanding that Colorado State University […]

Anthropology PhD student Ray Sumner’s research featured on Council of Graduate Schools’ GradImpact project

As appearing on Council of Graduate Schools | 05.09.19 Grad Impact: Using Traditional and Emerging Technology to Better Understand U.S. History As a first-year doctoral student in anthropology at Colorado State University, Ray Sumner believes public outreach and public archaeology are important aspects of his research. Sumner’s doctoral project is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary approach that […]

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 […]