PhD Student


  • Office Hours:

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

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • PhD Student
  • Concentration:

    • Archaeology
  • Department:

    • Anthropology and Geography
  • Education:

    • M.A. Anthropology, Colorado State University 2019
  • Curriculum Vitae:


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.


Meyer, Kelton A. 2021. "A Multi-Method Approach to Dating: Persistent Occupation of the Alpine Tundra at Rollins Pass, Colorado." Journal of Field Archaeology 46 (2): 93-107.


Jason M. LaBelle and Kelton A. Meyer. 2021. "Paleoecological and Archaeological Investigation of the ROMO 9 Ice Patch, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA" Journal of Glacial Archaeology 5: 51-71.


Briggs Buchanan, J. David Kilby, Marcus J. Hamilton, Jason M. LaBelle, Kelton A. Meyer, Jacob Holland Lulewicz, Brian Andrews, Brooke M. Morgan, Brendon Asher, Vance T. Holliday, Gregory W. L. Hodgins & Todd A. Surovell. 2021. "Bayesian Revision of the Folsom Age Range Using IntCal20." PaleoAmerica 7 (2): 133-144.


LaBelle, Jason M. and Kelton A. Meyer. 2021. "Kill, Camp, and Repeat: Return to the Lindenmeier Folsom Site, Colorado." Great Plains Research 31 (1): 75-96. 10.1353/gpr.2021.0004


LaBelle, Jason M, Kelton A. Meyer, and Raymond V. Sumner. 2021. "Folsom Point Diggings: The Johnson Site in the Foothills of Larimer County, Colorado." PaleoAmerica 7 (2): 162-180.


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


  • ANTH 461: Seminar in Archaeological Report Preparation