Sara Fardi gave successful thesis defense

March 22, 2017

Sara Fardi gave a successful defense of her thesis on Friday 17 March and is set to earn her Master’s in May. She researched Neonatal hair cortisol in relation to maternal environment, sociodemographic factors and infant outcomes rural Gambia with Robin Bernstein as advisor. Congratulations to both.

Michelle Sauther awarded $245K NSF grant

March 15, 2017

Michelle Sauther has won a $245K NSF grant for her research on “Extreme Primates: Physiological and Behavioral Responses to a Temperate Primate Niche Using a Strepsirrhine Model.” M.L. Sauther, Frank P. Cuozzo. It is perhaps a truism to state that primates are tropical mammals, but of the more than 500+...

Lempert awarded ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship

March 13, 2017

Willi Lempert just received a $38K ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship for AY 2017/2018 for his research Broadcasting Indigenous Futures: The Social Life of Aboriginal Media . Hats off! The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the 2017 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows. The 65 fellows were selected from...

Deporting a problem & turning a blind eye

March 13, 2017

In a front page story, NY Times reporter Frances Robles looks into the murder of Sheets family friends in Joya de Cerén, El Salvador, and the two young sisters who witnessed it. Now refugees in their own country from gangs that formed in the US, they are hoping for help...

Robin Bernstein interviewed by NBC news radio

Feb. 21, 2017

Robin Bernstein was interviewed by NBC news radio last Friday about her study: “Mother's milk changes with the seasons, influencing baby's well-being”. Seasonally-influenced changes in a mother’s environment and diet can have a profound impact on levels of beneficial sugars in her breast milk, in turn altering the bacterial makeup...

Welcoming Sarah Kurnick to our Faculty

Feb. 17, 2017

Sarah Kurnick Dr. Sarah Kurnick joined our Archaeology faculty last year as a Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Fellow with an option for tenure track, which she won handily. Kurnick specializes in ancient Mesoamerica and her research focuses on the creation, perpetuation, and negation of institutionalized social inequality. Her primary interests include the...

Creating 3-D Models of Historic Buildings on Campus - Gerardo Gutiérrez

Feb. 7, 2017

Hale Science Building, CU Boulder campus. by CU Boulder Anthropology - 3D model 1894, Richardsonian Romanesque style. Home of the Department of Anthropology. Gerardo Gutierrez , Project Map, IRISS/Grand Challenge.

Payson Sheets on “A Selective Retirement”

Jan. 26, 2017

Tom Sever and Payson Sheets pointing out two parallel ancient footpaths. They date to AD 600-1300 and connect the cemetery at the top of the photo with a village far down to the right. After teaching for 43 years in this wonderful department, I finally retired on 2 January. However,...

“Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction”

Jan. 26, 2017

Forest regeneration through seed dispersal. Photo credit: Alain Houle Joanna Lambert co-authored landmark research covered recently in the New York Times . Our fellow primates are in dire straits: … In a study of unprecedented scope, a team of 31 primatologists has analyzed every known species of primate to judge...

“Haircuts and Billionaires” - Anthropologists in Space

Jan. 26, 2017

Willi Lempert (PhD candidate) just finished his first podcast. Titled " Haircuts and Billionaires ," it's the first in a three part AnthroPod series on the anthropology of outer space. Dr. David Valentine discusses topics as varied as haircuts in space, the colonization of Mars, and the rise of the...