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 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 […]

Chris Fisher: City of the Jaguar

As appearing on Chautauqua | Fall 2016 Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Chautauqua Community House Over the past year, the excavation of an ancient city in Honduras has yielded a trove of remarkable stone artifacts from a mysterious, unnamed Pre-Columbian civilization. A joint American-Honduran team of archaeologists led by CSU’s Dr. Chris Fisher uncovered […]

An interview with Chris Johnston, History Colorado’s new Assistant State Archaeologist

Chris Johnston, Department of Anthropology alumnus, recently accepted the position of Assistant State Archaeologist with History Colorado.  Receiving his M.A. in archaeology in the Spring of this year, Chris completed his thesis research, “Running of the Buffalo: Investigations of the Roberts Ranch Buffalo Jump (5LR100), Northern Colorado,”  with Dr. Jason LaBelle while working as a project […]

Anthropology student travels to Belize for Archaeology Field School

by Jesse Bain The Rio Bravo Archaeological Survey (RBAS), which operates in Belize under a permit issued from the Institute of Archaeology to Dr. Fred Valdez, Director of the Programme for Belize Archaeological Project (PfBAP), is essentially a Maya archaeology field school that trains students in archaeological field methods within the context of a state-of-the-art […]

Revisiting 1969: retracing an early CSU archaeological survey of the Wind River Range, Wyoming

by Richard Adams1 and Connor Johnen2 In the summers of 1969 and 1970, two Colorado State University students (Vaughn Hadenfeldt and Phillip Foss, Jr.) prospected for high altitude archaeological sites in Wyoming’s Wind River Range.  They recorded 19 prehistoric high altitude sites and wrote a 100 page term paper on the project in 1971 for the late Anthropology […]

Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology 2015 Field Research

by Dr. Jason LaBelle, Hallie Meeker, and Aaron Whittenburg Dr. LaBelle’s Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology (CMPA) had an active summer, conducting archaeological research in a variety of ecosystems in central and northern Colorado. The crew was composed of Department of Anthropology students, Hallie Meeker, Aaron Whittenburg, and Kelton Meyer, alumna Michelle Dinkel, with Julia Kenyon […]

Archaeology Field School 2015

During the summer 2015 field season, Dr. Mark Mitchell, Research Director of the Paleocultural Research Group, was asked to run the Department of Anthropology Archaeology Field School with the assistance of Chris Johnston and Julia Kenyon, two graduate students working with Dr. Jason LaBelle, Associate Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology. The field […]

Archaeologists discover cemetery in Mexican city with clues to ancient civilization

As Appearing in Heritage Daily | April 2014 THE SUBLIME SOUNDS OF A JINGLING RATTLE SILENCED FOR MORE THAN 500 YEARS HELPS TELL THE STORY OF AN ANCIENT CIVILIZATION IN WESTERN MEXICO AND TIES TOGETHER MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS OF DISCOVERY BY A TEAM OF RESEARCHERS LED BY A COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGIST. The copper and bronze […]