Anthropology and Geography faculty carry out research and studies around the world, and publish findings in leading journals across our disciplines. View the department's scholarship reports, which detail faculty's recent publications, grants and awards, presentations, and other accomplishments.
Faith, J.T., Du, A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Davies, B., Patterson, D.B., Rowan, J., Wood, B., accepted. Rethinking the ecological drivers of hominin evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2021.04.011
Du, A., Rowan, J., Wang, S.C., Wood, B.A., Alemseged, Z., 2021. On fossil recovery potential in the Australopithecus anamensis–Australopithecus afarensis lineage: A reply to Žliobaitė (2020). Journal of Human Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2021.103025
Manzano, P.; Burgas, D.; Cadahía, L.; Eronen, J.; Fernández-Llamazares, Á.; Bencherif, S.; Holand, Ø.; Seitsonen, O.; Byambaa, B.; Fortelius, M.; Fernández-Giménez, M.E.; Galvin, K.A.; Cabeza, M.; Stenseth, N.C. (2021) Towards a holistic understanding of pastoralism. One Earth 4 (5), 651-665. ISSN 2590-3322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.04.012
Stavi I, J Roque de Pinho, A. K. Paschalidou, S B Adamo, K. Galvin, A de Sherbinin, T. Even, C. Heaviside, K. van der Geest. 2021. Food security among dryland pastoralists and agropastoralists: The climate, land-use change, and population dynamics nexus. The Anthropocene Review https://doi.org/10.1177/20530196211007512
LaBelle, J. M. ., & Meyer, K. A. (2021). Paleoecological and Archaeological Investigation of the ROMO 9 Ice Patch, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA. Journal of Glacial Archaeology, 5, 51–71. https://doi.org/10.1558/jga.19957
Mary F. Ownby, Jason M. LaBelle & Halston Pelton (2021) Mobility and ceramic paste choice: Petrographic analysis of prehistoric pottery from northeastern Colorado, Plains Anthropologist, https://doi.org/10.1080/00320447.2021.1919956
Jason M. LaBelle, Kelton A. Meyer & Raymond V. Sumner (2021) Folsom Point Diggings: The Johnson Site in the Foothills of Larimer County, Colorado, PaleoAmerica, 7:2, 162-180, https://doi.org/10.1080/20555563.2021.1893957
GRANTS & AWARDS
Grant from Rocky Mountain National Park (2021-2024), $244,952: "Alpine Archeological Inventory of Lakes and Ridges within Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado;" J. LaBelle, PI
Grant from the White River Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, $25,000, "Radiocarbon Dating and Final Analysis of the 5RB123 (Burke) and 5MF607 (Bull Draw) rock shelters in Northwestern Colorado"
Galvin, KA. 2021 Transformational adaptation in drylands. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Volume 50, Pages 64-71, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2021.03.003
Henry, Edward R., Natalie G. Mueller, and Mica B. Jones 2021. Ritual dispositions, enclosures, and the passing of time: A biographical perspective on the Winchester Farm earthwork in Central Kentucky, USA. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 62:101294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2021.101294
LaBelle, Jason M. and Kelton A. Meyer 2021. Kill, Camp, and Repeat: A Return to the Lindenmeier Folsom Site, Colorado. Great Plains Research 31:75-96. https://doi.org/10.1353/gpr.2021.0004
Nguyen, Y.T.B., Leisz, S.J. (2021) Determinants of livelihood vulnerability to climate change: Two minority ethnic communities in the northwest mountainous region of Vietnam. Environmental Science and Policy (accepted)
GRANTS & AWARDS
NASA, Biodiversity, connectivity, and ecological forecasting: applying NASA earth observation data to conservation management in the Greater Kruger National Park region, South Africa. PI: David Bunn, Jody Vogeler, Melissa McHale, Sharon Hall, Neil Carter, Izak Smit. Amount: ~$750,000
College of Liberal Arts Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentorship
Grant Title: The Micromorphology of Refilled Adena and Hopewell Ditches in Central Kentucky. Sponsor: American Philosophical Society; Franklin Research Grant
PRESENTATIONS & ADDRESSES
Invited Talk: Distinguishing true absence from unsampled presence in the hominin fossil record, April 2021, University of Texas at Austin
Presentations of case studies: concrete perspectives, The intersection of climate change and coffee digitalization, April 2021. Digital Coffee Future
Salerno, J, C Romulo, KA Galvin, J Brooks, P Mueta-Muyamwa, L Glew 2021 Adaptation and evolution of institutions and governance in community-based conservation. Conservation Science and Practice 3(1):1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.355
Hausermann, H, Lundy, M, Mitchell, J, Ipsen, A, Zorn, Q, Vasquez-Romero, K and DeMorrow-Lynch, R. 2021. Unsettled Belonging in Complex Geopolitics: Refugees, NGOs, and rural communities in northern Colorado. Special issue Special issue titled, “Sustainable Rural Community Development and Environmental Justice,” Sustainability 13: 1344. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031344
Hausermann, H and D. Ferring. 2021. Unpacking Land-Grabbing: Subjects, Performances, and the State in Ghana's "Small-Scale" Gold Mining Sector. Chapter 12 in A. Ghertner and B. Lake's Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Jones, Mica B., Steven A. Brandt, Edward R. Henry, and Stanley H. Ambrose 2021 Improved ostrich eggshell and ungulate tooth enamel radiocarbon dating methods reveal Later Stone Age occupation in arid MIS 2 southern Somalia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 36:102844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.102844
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, https://doi.org/10.1080/20555563.2021.1890401
GRANTS & AWARDS
National Science Foundation, Archaeology. Examining the relationship between an increasingly carnivorous Homo erectus and Pleistocene mammal extinctions. PI: W. Andrew Barr; Co-PI: Kendra L. Chritz, Andrew Du, John Rowan; Senior Personnel: J. Tyler Faith, Margaret Lewis. Period: 6/1/2021-5/31/2024. Amount: $90,099
National Science Foundation, Human-Environment & Geographical Sciences. Rainfall variability, extreme events, and vulnerability in heterogeneous social and environmental systems. PI: Kevin Anchukaitis, Diana Liverman, Tom Evans, Matthew Taylor, Diego Pons Ganddini. Period: 6/1/2021-11/30/2024. Amount: $396,593
PRESENTATIONS & ADDRESSES
Virtual Presentation: Ritual Dispositions, Adena and Hopewell Enclosures, and the Passing of Time: A Monumental Biography of a Small Middle Woodland Enclosure in Central Kentucky, USA For: Colorado Archaeological Society: Denver Chapter.
“Exposing Domestic Violence in Northern Vietnam.” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, March 23-27.
Pineda-Munoz, S., Jukar, A.M., Tóth, A.B., Fraser, D., Du, A., Barr, W.A., Amatangelo, K., Balk, M.A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J., Davis, M., Eronen, J.T., Gotelli, N.J., Looy, C., Miller, J.H., Shupinkski, A.B., Soul, L.C., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Lyons, S.K., 2020. Body mass-related changes in mammal community assembly patterns during the late Quaternary of North America. Ecography. 43, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.05027
Fraser, D., Soul, L.C., Tóth, A.B., Balk, M.A., Eronon, J.T., Pineda-Munoz, S., Shupinski, A.B., Villaseñor, A., Barr, W.A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Du, A., Faith, J.T., Gotelli, N.J., Graves, G.R., Jukar, A.M., Looy, C.V., Miller, J.H., Potts, R., Lyons, S.K., in press. Investigating biotic interactions in deep time. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020.09.001
Henry, Edward R., and G. Logan Miller 2020. Toward a Situational Approach to Understanding Middle Woodland Societies in the North American Midcontinent. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 45(3):187–202. https://doi.org/10.1080/01461109.2020.1826878
Henry, Edward R., Andrew M. Mickelson, and Michael E. Mickelson 2020Documenting Ceremonial Situations and Institutional Change at Middle Woodland Geometric Enclosures in Central Kentucky. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 45(3):203–225. https://doi.org/10.1080/01461109.2020.1826879
Kwiatkowski, Lynn. 2020 Marital Sexual Violence, Care, and Shared Suffering in Vietnam. In M. Gabriela Torres and Kersti Yllö, eds. Sexual Violence in Intimacy: Implications for Research and Policy in Global Health. London and New York: Routledge. Pp. 119-138. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429322037
LaBelle, Jason M. and Cody Newton 2020 Cody Complex Foragers and Their Use of Grooved Abraders in Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of North America. North American Archaeologist 41(2-3):63-100. https://doi.org/10.1177/0197693120923538
Michael Pante, Ignacio de la Torre, Francesco d’Errico, Jackson Njau, Robert Blumenschine (2020). Bone tools from Beds II–IV, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, and implications for the origins and evolution of bone technology. Journal of Human Evolution, 48, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2020.102885
Depsky, Nicholas and Diego Pons, 2020. Meteorological droughts are projected to worsen in Central America’s
Dry Corridor throughout the 21st century. Environmental Research Letters 16 https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abc5e2
Jay Ke-Schutte (2020) Doing things with “nothing”: the pragmatics of democratic multilingualism in South African parliamentary debate, Social Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1080/02533952.2020.1862523
PRESENTATIONS & ADDRESSES
Du, A., Friedlander, E., Rowan, J., Alemseged, Z., 2020. Placing probabilities on whether a fossil taxon was truly absent from a site or has not been found yet. Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Abstracts and Program: 72.
Presentation: Ritual Dispositions, Adena and Hopewell Enclosures, and the Passing of Time: A Monumental Biography of a Small Middle Woodland Enclosure in Central Kentucky, USA, University of Denver Department of Anthropology, Fall 2020 Virtual Colloquium Series
"Connecting Agriculture Stress Index Systems at the Sub-National Level to the Next Generation of Seasonal Climate Forecasts: A General Approach to Transition from Monitoring to Forecasting," poster, NOAA/ National Weather Service Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, October 2020
"When Rainfall Meets Hunger: Towards an Early-Action System for Acute Undernutrition in Guatemala," poster, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020
"Connecting Agriculture Stress Index Systems at the Sub-National Level to the Next Generation of Seasonal Climate Forecasts: A General Approach to Transition from Monitoring to Forecasting," presentation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020
Faith, J.T., Rowan, J., Du, A., Barr, W.A., 2020. The uncertain case for human-driven extinctions prior to Homo sapiens. Quaternary Research. 96, 88-104. https://doi.org/10.1017/qua.2020.51
Galvin, KA, D. Backman, MW Luizza and TA Beeton. 2020 African Community-Based Conservancies: Innovative Governance for Whom? Pp. 147-172. IN: Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations. Before and After Borders, J Levin, Ed. Palgrave Macmillan/Springer, Cham, Switzerland
Galvin, KA, T. Even, RS Reid, J Njoka, J Roque de Pinho, P Thornton and K Saylor. 2020. Understanding Climate from the Ground Up: Knowledge of Environmental Changes in the East African Savannas. Pp. 221-242. In: Changing Climate, Changing Worlds. Local knowledge and the challenges of social and ecological change, M. Welch-Devine, A Sourdril and BJ Burke, eds. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland
Abebe, BA, K Jones, J Solomon, K Galvin and P Evangelista. 2020. Examining Social Equity in Community-Based Conservation Programs: A Case Study of Controlled Hunting Programs in Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. World Development 135, Nov 2020, 105066 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105066
McElwee, P. , Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares , Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Dániel Babai, Peter Bates, Kathleen Galvin, Maximilien Guèze, Jianguo Liu, Zsolt Molnár, Hien T. Ngo, Victoria Reyes-García, Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Aibek Samakov, Uttam Babu Shrestha, Sandra Díaz, and Eduardo S. Brondízio. 2020 Working with Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) in Large-Scale Ecological Assessments: Reviewing the Experience of the IPBES Global Assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13705
Hausermann, H, Adomako, J and M. Robles. 2020. Fried eggs and all-women gangs: the geopolitics of Chinese gold mining in Ghana, bodily vulnerability and resistance. Journal of Human Geography 13(1): 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1942778620910900
Henry, Edward R., Alice P. Wright, Sarah C. Sherwood, Stephen B. Carmody, Casey R. Barrier, and Christopher Van de Ven. 2020. Beyond Never-Never Land: Integrating LiDAR and Geophysical Surveys at the Johnston Site, Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, Tennessee, USA. Remote Sensing 12(15):1–30. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12152364
Contributing author, Chapter 7: Agricultural Sector.
Moreno, J.M., C. Laguna-Defior, V. Barros, E. Calvo Buendía, J.A. Marengo y Ú. Oswald Spring (eds.), 2020: Adaptación
frente a los riesgos del cambio climático en los países iberoamericanos – Informe RIOCCADAPT. McGraw-Hill, Madrid, España
(ISBN: 9788448621643). http://rioccadapt.com/en/
Van Buren, M. (n.d.). The Persistence of Indigenous Silver Production in Porco, Bolivia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10761-020-00546-8
GRANTS & AWARDS
Award, National Science Foundation (NSF) CONVERGE program: Award for COVID-19 Working Group: Cumulative Effects of Successive Disasters. Browne is lead with co-lead, Caela O’Connell (UNC-Chapel Hill) and 10 Working Group Members including disaster anthropologists and practitioners.
Archaeological Repository of CSU Archaeological Collections Preservation Project – Phase One
History Colorado - State Historical Fund
Archaeology Competitive Grant 2020
Award, National Science Foundation, RAPID: Digital Social Connection and Immune Biology among Emerging Adults: Assessing Novel Sources of Health Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://col.st/hUKrT
PRESENTATIONS & ADDRESSES
Invited commencement address, “Looking up from disaster.” Montclair State University. Graduating anthropology majors and families. Zoom address. Saturday, May 23, 2020.
Invited NSF presentation, “Decision-Making as a Window into Risk Perception and Interdependencies. NSF-sponsored Conference, “HurriCon: Science at the Intersection of Hurricanes and the Populated Coast” Convened at East Carolina University February 27-28, 2020.
Session organizer and moderator, "Hope and Collective Action as Counteragents to Environmental Risk and Adversity." The Natural Hazards Workshop, Annual Meeting, convened virtually. July 12, 2020.
Invited presentation. The Natural Hazards Workshop, Annual Meeting, convened virtually. July 12-15 2020. “Theorizing Hope and Collective Action."
Invited Plenary panel moderator and introductory remarks. The Natural Hazards Annual Researchers Meeting, convened virtually. July 15-16, 2020. Plenary session: “The Data Revolution—Ethical Imperatives and Methodological Considerations for Hazards and Disaster Research.”
Invited talk: Placing probabilities on whether a taxon was truly absent from a site or has not been sampled yet: applications to the hominin genus Paranthropus (July 16th) Canadian Museum of Nature
Invited talk: Placing probabilities on taxon true absence: applications to the hominin genus Paranthropus (July 31st) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Du, A., Rowan, J., Wang, S.C., Wood, B.A., Alemseged, Z., 2020. Statistical estimates of hominin origination and extinction dates: a case study examining the Australopithecus anamensis-afarensis lineage. Journal of Human Evolution. 138, 102688. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.102688
Du, A., Wood, B., 2020. Brain size evolution in the hominin clade. In: Cole, J., McNabb, J., Grove, M., and Hosfield, R. (Eds.), Landscapes of Human Evolution: Contributions in honour of John Gowlett. Archaeopress, Oxford. 9-17. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1920565117
Faith, J.T., Rowan, J., Du, A., 2020. Reply to Weihmann: Fifty gazelles do not equal an elephant, and other ecological misunderstandings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201920565. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073%2Fpnas.1920565117
Hausermann, H. 2019. Spirit hospitals and “concern with herbs”: A political ecology of healing and being-in-common in Ghana. Special issue titled, “Commons, Commoning and Co-Becoming: Nurturing Life-in-Common and Post-Capitalist Futures,” Environment & Planning E. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848619893915
Nghiem, T., Kono, Y., Leisz, S.J. (2020) Crop Boom as a Trigger of Smallholder Livelihood and Land Use Transformations: The Case of Coffee Production in the Northern Mountain Region of Vietnam. Land 9(2). 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/land9020056
Young, Nicholas E., Paul H.Evangelista, Tefera Mengitsu, Stephen Leisz (2020) Twenty-three years of forest cover change in protected areas under different governance strategies: A case study from Ethiopia’s southern highlands. Land Use Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104426