Anthropology Club is an awesome way to meet new people, make connections with professors, grad students, and the department, as well as listen to awesome speakers that help prep and grow the anthropologist in you; with the occasional snacks, food, and field trips!  We will have meetings every Monday at 5pm in Hale 455, the Seminar Room on the top floor.   Our first meeting for fall 2018 will be on Monday 9/10 at 5pm, where there will be free snacks and an opportunity to check out the club and people!

Furthermore, feel free to email the club with any questions at .

For Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Kayla Porco is the Anthropology Club President.

Mission Statement

The Anthropology Club serves to inform students about career, educational, and life opportunities in the field of Anthropology and beyond. The Anthropology Club is a resource for any student who is interested in Anthropology and its many facets. As an academic club we will both benefit from and add to the experiences of the University and students that participate in our activities.

Anthro club Zoo Trip

Professor Covert and The Anthropology Club visit the Denver Zoo to learn about their conservation program for primates and other animals.
October 2017

Professor at archaeological siteEvery summer the CU Department of Anthropology conducts an archaeological field school for interested undergraduate and graduate students. From 2002 to 2004, the field school was in the Southwest (Utah and New Mexico). From 2005-2015, students set up camp on the Great Plains. For the last three years 2016-2018, students had the opportunity to live in and do archaeology with contemporary American Indian communities in the Southwest with Scott Ortman.  In 2019 the field school will be returning to the Great Plains with Doug Bamforth.

Summer Archaeological Field School 2019: The 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder, Anthropology Department archaeological field school focuses on the Plains Village Period (roughly AD 1250 through 1400) occupation of northeastern Nebraska.  The class will provide training in detailed archaeological site excavation, some soil/stratigraphic analysis and, depending on ongoing negotiations with local groups, site survey and recording.

Field School Flyer 2019

ANTH 4350: Archaeological Field and Laboratory Research.

Students participate in archaeological field research or conduct laboratory analysis of archaeological materials and data. Students work with faculty on archaeological research projects with a field or lab focus, depending on the project undertaken. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., instructor consent. Same as ANTH 5350.

More Info on the 2019 Field School

2019 Field School Application

Field schools in physical anthropology and cultural anthropology are available through other universities. Please ask the undergraduate advisor for more information.

Archaeology program connects the past and present

For Patrick Cruz, studying archaeological sites in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico this summer was a way to hone his skills. But the trip also allowed Cruz, a CU Boulder archaeology graduate student, to retrace the journey his Tewa ancestors made centuries ago.

To read the full story, visit the Office for Outreach and Engagement website.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers students a chance to work alongside a faculty sponsor on original research, and learn to write proposals, conduct research, pursue creative work, analyze data, and present results. For information call UROP at 303-492-2596.

Independent Study Application

The experience of going abroad is invaluable for anthropology majors because first-hand experience abroad provides insights into the culture, history, and human diversity of another country or world region. Students immerse themselves in another culture and learn about it from the perspective of host country instructors. The university offers more than 300 programs throughout the world, all of which qualify for general degree credit. Many programs also offer Anthropology major requirements. Prior language study or other prerequisites are necessary for some programs, so early planning for study abroad is essential. Further information about study abroad is available from Education Abroad. To get started, complete Education Abroad 101, offered online and in-person, and then connect with a study abroad advisor to discuss your options & start an application!

Internships furnish students with an academic as well as work experience and add an important experiential component to their education. Internship study in Anthropology is restricted to majors in their junior and senior years with an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher. Before applying for an internship (ANTH 4930: Anthropology Internship), students need to obtain a faculty sponsor, complete the Department of Anthropology’s application form as well as the College of Arts and Sciences’ Learning Objectives Contract. Complete information is available from the departmental office in Hale 350 or by calling (303) 492-2547 or emailing


A new program called CU in D.C. can be found at The program involves sending CU undergraduate students to Washington D.C. for a semester to do an internship and to take CU courses. Students have the opportunity to intern at government agencies/departments, nonprofit organizations, arts & cultural institutions, and businesses in the nation’s capital. Many of the internship opportunities relate to Anthropology for example interning at the Smithsonian Institute. For a list of internship possibilites, please check out their new program website at

Internship Guidelines

Internship Application

The Anthropology Department encourages eligible majors (GPA of 3.3 overall and in the major) to graduate with Honors in Anthropology by taking the senior honors seminars (ANTH 4710 and 4720), completing an independent research project and writing an honors thesis. This honors program offers students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty advisor and complete a major research project. If you are interested in exploring this option of graduating with honors, please see the undergraduate advisor.

Students interested in teaching can often make arrangements to assist a faculty member in teaching a class. Course credit is available by making arrangements with a professor to get credit for ANTH 4910: Teaching Anthropology.

Casey’s Archaeology Lab (Photo/Jeff Ferguson)Larry’s Physical Anthropology Lab (Photo/Jeff Ferguson)

Teaching Assistant Application

Opportunity to conduct research in Dr. Sauther’s lab as part of BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research First Time Applicants - Academic Year 2018-19 Boulder Campus.

BSI Scholars support undergraduate students in gaining research experience. Undergraduates are paid an hourly wage and may earn up to the maximum amount of their award, $2,500.

If the application is successful, the student will participate in the analysis of data collected as part of Dr. Sauther’s on-going NSF funded research (NSF #1638833) on wild nocturnal primate (i.e., galago) thermoregulation. The major work involves analyzing one year’s worth of thermal images (20,000+) to assess species differences in thermoregulation. Some experience with excel spread sheets is helpful but the student will be trained in how to extract data from thermal digital images.

The student portion of the application is due Friday, September 7 2018 at 5pm, and the mentor portion is due Monday, September 10 2018 at 5pm.

Example application form
Information about Dr. Sauther's Project
BSI Scholars Website

If you are interested please contact Dr. Sauther at