Panel Explores How Anthropologists Engage with the Public

Panel Explores How Anthropologists Engage with the Public Joshua Zaffos A panel of Colorado State University Anthropology and Geography faculty, students and alumni discussed how and why anthropologists should be public figures and engaging with popular audiences during a virtual program on April 2. The hour-long panel, “Anth to the People! Public Anthropology in the […]

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 […]

Faculty, alumni & students publish in Southwestern Lore

Dr. Jason LaBelle, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and director of the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology, along with his graduate student and project archaeologist for PCRG (Paleocultural Research Group), Christopher Johnston, edited the recent volume of Southwestern Lore, “The Lithic Caches of Colorado,” in the Journal of Colorado Archaeology. Many of the […]

Jason LaBelle Receives Award for Historic Preservation

Colorado State University Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology (CMPA), Dr. Jason LaBelle has been designated a recipient of the Stephen H. Hart Award for Historic Preservation. Named after the state’s first historic preservation officer, Stephen H. Hart, this award has honored projects and individuals for their […]

The Paleo Diet Uncovered

As appearing in Men’s Health | September 12, 2012 Should You Go Paleo? by Lou Schuler The skull of Bison antiquus in Mark Mullins’s living room looks like something Conan the Barbarian might wear to make a fashion statement. To picture this extinct animal, imagine an American bison—2,000 pounds of pissed-off, top-heavy bovine capable of […]

Emeritus professor, Dr. Elizabeth Morris, receives tribute

The annual meeting of the Colorado Council for Professional Archaeologists was held in Durango recently and included a symposium session in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Morris who taught in the department from 1970-1988. This conference happened to coincide with Morris’s 80th birthday and in celebration, Dr. Jason LaBelle and friend of the department, Kelly Pool […]

Anthropology department receives $1 million gift for Mountain Archaeology Fund

As appearing on SOURCE | April 11, 2011 Note to Reporters: CSU archaeology Professor Jason LaBelle will talk about the history of the earliest settlers to North America from 7:30-9 p.m. May 3 at the city of Fort Collins Community Room, 215 N. Mason St. The presentation is free and sponsored by the city of […]