Published: Nov. 16, 2021
Sasha Buckser poses with a modern coyote skull in the Archaeozoology laboratory

Anthropology Ph.D. student Sasha Buckser was announced as the winner of the Student Poster Competition ( at the Plains Anthropology Conference, held this year at the Embassy Suites in Boulder. The award is given annually to the top student research poster at the annual conference, which draws together archaeologists and anthropologists from across the Great Plains. 

Sasha, who works as a student researcher in the museum's Archaeozoology Laboratory (, received the honors for interdisciplinary analysis of ancient canid remains from Wyoming. The award-winning poster is entitled "Exploring Human-Canid Relationships of the 17th Century Northern Rockies.

Congratulations, Sasha!