3d reconstructed bison skull

Bison, the Sustainer of Early Life

Nov. 6, 2023

In the summers of 1958 and 1960, CU Boulder’s first curator of anthropology, Joe Ben Wheat, excavated the Olsen-Chubbuck site, an area near Kit Carson, Colorado, that contained remains of bison dating to 8200 B.C.

Scientists on Mount Everest

Campus News Briefs Summer 2023

July 10, 2023

Mount Everest, elephant birds and the CU Promise Program

Roe Green

News Tidbits From CU Boulder Fall 2021

Nov. 5, 2021

Alum wins Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, ancient elephant bone tool discoveries, fish fin inspired designs and more.

Madagascar Cat

The Curious Cats of Madagascar

June 1, 2020

CU professor determines the path of non-native feline

Hale Sunset

Then and Now: Hale Science Building

Hale was the first science building on campus and at one point housed all the sciences, a small museum and the School of Law. The building was named after the second university president, Horace Hale.


Letters — Summer 2018

June 1, 2018

Thoughts and reactions to the Coloradan's Spring issue.

Earl Morris

Our Own Indiana Jones

March 1, 2018

If Earl Morris wasn’t the inspiration for Indiana Jones, you could be forgiven for thinking so: He looked the part.


Smarter Than You Think

Dec. 1, 2016

Neanderthals get a bad rap. CU archaeologist Paola Villa is helping set the record straight.

Patrick Mahaffy

Tools of the Camel Hunters

Sept. 1, 2015

A new campus exhibition explores a remarkable set of tools that ice-age humans used to harvest Boulder’s natural bounty.

jaime lars

Tribal Cultures Leave Mark on Anthropologist

Dec. 1, 2009

Lars Krutak knows about ritual pain. The 38-year-old anthropologist has dozens of tattoos and decorative scars given to him by the tribal people he studies in such far-flung places as Hawaii, the Philippines and Indonesia.