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Friday, November 20, 2020 - Sounds From Around the World

Oct. 23, 2020

The Anthropology department invites undergraduates and faculty to attend Sounds from Around the World Religious pop music from Indonesia. Ringtail lemur calls from Madagascar. Campfire songs from Mongolia. Hear sounds from anthropological fieldwork around the world. Attend and gain a whole new playlist to accompany your final weeks of study...

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Grace Bowland's (ANTH 2019 Graduate) Senior Honors Thesis Work Published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Oct. 22, 2020

Congratulations to Grace Bowland (Anth 2019)! Her senior honors thesis work, part of a large collaborative project with Jeremy Koster at University of Cincinnati, has been published (open access) in Frontiers in Veterinary Science:

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - Black and Indian and Biracial Woman: A VP Forum

Oct. 20, 2020

Black and Indian and Biracial Woman: A VP Forum Wednesday, October 21 – 5-6 pm MDT Join us for a discussion where our panel will share their thoughts on the issues of identity and representation that Senator Kamala Harris’ Vice Presidential nomination signifies. This event will be moderated by our...

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Monday, October 26, 2020 - Graduate Student Climate Committee Virtual Coffee

Oct. 18, 2020

Please join the climate committee ((Brent, Kate, Matt, Sam, Sandy, & Scarlett) for a "virtual coffee" Monday, 10/26, from 11 am to 12 pm. We will use breakout rooms and some structured convo starters to get things chatting and offer the chance to field concerns and ideas for stuff that...


Friday, October 30, 2020 - Fall 2020 Ethnography in Progress Workshop

Oct. 17, 2020

Melanie Matteliano, Masters student in Cultural Anthropology Discussant: TBD Date: Friday, October 30 ​Time: 12:30-2pm Location: Zoom “Pruning Lets the Light In”: Seeking Beneficial Land-based Livelihoods in Colorado’s North Fork Valley Abstract: The North Fork Valley is home to an agricultural community that contains the highest concentration of small organic...

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Arthur Joyce's Mesoamerica NSF Grant Research Featured in A&S Magazine

Oct. 8, 2020

A global team of researchers led by a CU Boulder prof has received a $1.5 million NSF grant to study the classic-period collapse in Mesoamerica Why did the Mesoamerican classic period, an era of great social and cultural development for millions of people in central America and Mexico, abruptly end?...

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Breadth of Human Occupation in the Central Plains with Carlton Gover

Oct. 6, 2020

Our graduate student Carlton Gover will be presenting on the breadth of human occupation in the central Plains, from the arrival of the Clovis populations to the re-introduction of horses in the Americas, via Zoom on October 28th! The event will be hosted by the Museum of the Pawnee Nation.

A Funeral in a Cemetery

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Archaeology and Demography of Local Cemeteries with Dr. Erin Baxter

Oct. 6, 2020

AIA Lecture: Archaeology and Demography of Local Cemeteries with Dr. Erin Baxter Just in time for Halloween, this lively talk will explore the origins, art, history, demographics, and archaeology of Colorado cemeteries and share findings of CU-Boulder student-led research at Boulder’s Colombia Cemetery. The history of funerary grounds, tombstones, graveyards,...

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Wednesday October 7 - Dr. Steve Lekson Discusses Southwestern Archaeology

Oct. 6, 2020

AIA Lecture: Dr. Steve Lekson discusses Southwestern Archaeology T-Doors, Tri-Walls, and Sub-Floors: Southwestern Examples of Clunky Evidence in the Age of Big Data Pottery has always held pride-of-place for both quantity and quality of archaeological data. It defines the basic "culture areas," and changes in ceramics track much of the...

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Scott Ortman Named Inaugural Director of the Center for Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology (CCSA) 

Oct. 2, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder and the SRI Foundation will jointly establish a Center for Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology (CCSA) to advance “scientific understandings of the human past and solutions to contemporary social challenges.” The new center will work with the SRI Foundation’s Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis (CfAS), an international...