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    A Vacation from Your Mind

    Cultural Anthropologist, Dr. Jeffrey Snodgrass, takes a look at how video games have positive and negative effects on a player’s stress levels.

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    Flood Recovery in Northern Colorado

    Cultural Anthropologist, Dr. Kate Browne, and her class do substantive research in disaster recovery which has the potential to shape future recovery efforts.

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    Ancient Cemetery Sheds Light on the Purepecha Empire

    “The discovery of this mortuary complex provides a unique lens through which we can examine changes in health, status and well-being during a period of rapid social change that is associated with the formation of the Purépecha Empire.”

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    Who’s Afraid of Evolution?

    Read on our blog why anthropologists need to take more responsibility for teaching evolution.

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    Dr. Richard Adams Talks High Altitude Archaeology

    The idea that high altitudes and mountains are “untrammeled by man” is turned on its head.

“Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities” – Alfred L. Kroeber

The Department of Anthropology houses a diverse faculty that includes cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, biological anthropologists, and geographers whose scholarship spans the breadth of human experience. The discipline of anthropology is concerned with the human condition as well as the structure of the social, environmental, political and economic contexts within which humans operate. Thus, anthropology is both varied and integrative, drawing from geography, biology, humanities, and other social and natural sciences. The anthropology and geography faculty at CSU conduct research from all over the world.



Field School Information Session

Our field schools are a great way to give yourself a leg up finding a job when you graduate, be it our Paleontology, Ethnographic, or Archaeology Field School!

The Information Session will be on September 23rd, 2014 in Clark C249 at 5:30PM. Can’t wait to see you there!


Great Classes You Don’t Want to Miss Out On!

Hello everyone! We know that some of you may have decided on your classes already, but there is still time change your schedule to include these valuable classes!



Notes from Olduvai

MA Student Kristen Welch is at Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of humanity. Read about what she’s doing, and what it’s like in one of the most important archaeological sites in the study of human evolution.


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Jobs: Archaeology Contract: Lake Mead

Hey Archaeology graduates! Here’s a job you may want to apply for!


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Alumni Talks – Heather Baily – From Ghana to Case Western

Our graduates are going on to do great things around the world! We were happy to catch up with Heather Baily (a 2011 alumna), to hear about what she’s been doing, what she loved about studying at Colorado State University, and what advice she has for current students.


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