Katie McGuire gave successful defense of her MA thesis

Nov. 9, 2017

Katie McGuire gave a successful defense of her thesis on The Social Behavior and Dynamics Of Old Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur Catta) At The Duke Lemur Center and will be awarded a Master’s Degree in December. Congratulations to Katie and advisor, Michelle Sauther .Read more »

Anthropology Club Field Trip to the Denver Zoo

Oct. 24, 2017

The Anthropology Club did a guided tour of the Denver Zoo last week with Bert Covert , to learn about their conservation program for primates and other animals. Learn more about the program here .Read more »

Society for Medical Anthropology Dissertation Award

Oct. 18, 2017

Robin Bernstein and Dennis Van Gerven served as invaluable consultants to Gabriela Sheets in her dissertation research on The Developmental Ecology of the Infant Gut Microbiome. The SMA Dissertation Award is intended to recognize a dissertation that is exemplary for its scope and excellence, originality, persuasiveness, and writing quality, with... Read more »

Indigenous Knowledge Helps Untangle the Mystery of Mesa Verde

Oct. 3, 2017

Scott Ortman , Patrick Cruz and family are featured in the lead article of the latest High Country News: “Indigenous Knowledge Helps Untangle the Mystery of Mesa Verde” .Read more »

Sarah Kurnick awarded $111,921 NSF grant

Sept. 1, 2017

The National Science Foundation has awarded Sarah Kurnick a grant of $111,921 to continue research on Postclassic Maya politics and community archaeology at Punta Laguna, Mexico. Hearty congratulations to Sarah!Read more »

Mayans accurately predicted solar eclipses hundreds of years in the future

Aug. 17, 2017

Payson Sheets was among the professors interviewed by 9News on traditions in other cultures related to these astronomical events: “The Maya actually predicted solar and lunar eclipses during the Classic period (AD 300-900). They did it not by a knowledge of astronomy as we understand things, but by keeping track... Read more »

Scott Ortman contributing scholar on recently published paper

Aug. 16, 2017

Scott Ortman was a contributing scholar on a recently published paper for PLOS|one: “Prehistoric mitochondrial DNA of domesticate animals supports a 13th century exodus from the northern US southwest” . Also available in the Daily Camera , CU Boulder Today and The Journal .Read more »

Studying an elusive South African primate - Michelle Sauther

Aug. 1, 2017

Michelle Sauther has been “Studying an elusive South African primate.” Bushbabies are among the world’s least studied non-human primates. You can read the story in CU Boulder Today .Read more »

Alumni News Summer 2017

June 14, 2017

Allison Formanack and Richard Bender Allison Formanack (MA ’11) and Richard Bender (MA ’09) both PhD candidates, presented a poster titled "Examining Mobile-Homeownership in Urban Land-Lease Mobile Home Communities: an Anthropological Perspective" based on their collaborative research that outlines three scenarios for mobile home purchases despite numerous financial risks associated... Read more »

Terry McCabe’s latest project jointly funded by NSF and the Research Council of the UK

May 12, 2017

Terry McCabe’s latest project has been funded. The effects of mobile phones on gendered social networks, decision making and vulnerability . Jointly funded by NSF and the Research Council of the UK. PI: Tim Baird of Virginia Tech; CO-PI: J. Terrence McCabe of Univ. of Colorado; CO-PI Emily Woodhouse of... Read more »