PhD Student

About

  • Office Hours:

    Monday (10:00 am - 12:00 pm), Wednesday (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Role:

    Student
  • Position:

    • PhD Student
  • Concentration:

    • Archaeology
  • Education:

    • M.A. Anthropology, Colorado State University 2019

Biography

Kelton (he, him, his) is a Ph.D. student and instructor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University (CSU). He is also a field and lab director for the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology (CMPA), led by Dr. Jason LaBelle, where he actively conducts research throughout northern and southern Colorado. He specializes in the study of prehistoric Native American forager populations in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of North America, with a focus on high altitude settlement systems. His persistent research interests include Paleoindian lithic technology, communal hunting in alpine environments, chronology of stone features, spatial statistical modeling, and photogrammetric methods for excavation and aerial mapping. Kelton's active research projects include glacier/ice patch survey in Rocky Mountain National Park, spatiotemporal analysis of Fremont corn granaries on the Colorado Plateau, spatial analysis of the Lindenmeier Folsom site, and lithic analysis of the Reddin Folsom site in the San Luis Valley.

Publications

Meyer, Kelton A. 2021  (in press). "A Multi-Method Approach to Dating: Persistent Occupation of the Alpine Tundra at Rollins Pass, Colorado. " Journal of Field Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.1080/00934690.2020.1861499

LaBelle, Jason M. and Kelton A. Meyer. 2021  (in press). "Kill, Camp, and Repeat: Return to the Lindenmeier Folsom Site, Colorado." Great Plains Research.

Meyer, Kelton A. 2020. "The Fox Site (5WL8848): A Clovis Occupation on the Kersey Terrace, Northern Colorado." Plains Anthropologist 65 (255): 249-273. https://doi.org/10.1080/00320447.2019.1680786.

Courses

  • ANTH 461: Seminar in Archaeological Report Preparation

    Syllabus