Anthropology and Geography Exhibition Gallery and Student Lounge Opens

Department Exhibition Gallery and Student Lounge Opens Josh Zaffos This spring, the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University opened a new public exhibit space and student lounge inside the Andrew G. Clark Building.  Students and professors curated and prepared materials from department collections of stone tools, cultural artifacts, skull and skeleton casts, […]

Henry Wins Top Southeastern Archaeology Award 

Henry Wins Top Southeastern Archaeology Award  Joshua Zaffos  Colorado State University Assistant Professor of Archaeology Edward Henry has won the 2021 C.B. Moore Award from the Southeastern Archeological Conference. Henry received the award at the professional organization’s annual meeting in Durham, North Carolina this October.  The C.B. Moore Award annually recognizes a preeminent young scholar in the field of Southeastern United States archaeology. Recipients are determined by a committee of past award winners and other conference executive-committee members, including global leaders […]

CSU center and Anthropology students work to recover remains of American WWII pilot in France

CSU center and Anthropology students work to recover remains of American WWII pilot in France CSU SOURCE | August 23, 2021 Tim Schommer This year marks the 77th anniversary of the crash of an American bomber in Northern France that occurred in the summer of 1944. The pilot’s remains have gone unrecovered in the European […]

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 […]