by Chris Johnston
CSU archaeology students and faculty had another successful conference recently, this time at the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists (CCPA) annual meeting. Held at the new History Colorado building in downtown Denver, CSU was once again well represented.
Together, thirteen students and faculty members presented papers and posters and one of our esteemed alums, Mr. Mike Metcalf, class of 1971, was honored as a CCPA Fellow for his nearly 40 years of dedication to Colorado archaeology. Read more
by Spencer Pelton
Faculty and students from the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology (CMPA) at CSU host a "Rendezvous in the Rockies" attended by prominent archaeologists Bob Bettinger of UC Davis and David Hurst Thomas, of the American Museum of Natural History. Read more
by Rich Adams
This summer's archaeological field school consisted of 13 of my students. I was fortunate to be assisted by two of my Graduate Teaching Assistants, who have worked with me since they were in high school. Students ranged in age from 19 to 40 and were a delightful, eager, inquisitive, and charming group. Read more
Check out Dr. Chris Fisher and Dr. Stephen Leisz in the Coloradoan! Their work with LiDAR technology continues to be widely publicized. Recently, a paper authored by Fisher, Leisz and other researchers from the University of Central Florida was featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world's cutting-edge research publications. View the article here
This year's Capstone Award for the best presentation in Archaeology goes to Tia Cody who presented on Ruins in Writing.
Congratulations, Tia! We enjoyed your presentation and wish you well in your future endeavors!
Stone circles, located on Stonewall Creek Ranch in Livermore, CO, indicate where teepees were once erected. The site of these rings has been preserved because of a conservation easement that was made possible by Larimer County, the Legacy Land Trust and the family, who still work the ranch. Read full story
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Students from CSU made an impressive showing at the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists annual meeting, held March 22-25 in Durango, Colorado. Dr. Jason LaBelle's students from the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology (CMPA) produced 11 papers and posters, including two papers in the symposium in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Morris and two papers in the student paper competition. Dr. Mary Van Buren and three of her students, who are conducting thesis research on the Vanoli artifact assemblage, also presented a poster session. Read more
Anthropology professors, Dr. Chris Fisher and Dr. Stephen Leisz have been studying the way environment affects and changes culture. Using LiDAR, they are reconstructing the ancient Purepecha empire. Read More
Dr. Mary Van Buren recently helped to kick off a new lecture series for the Department. Presenting on research about the implications of and preconceptions about prostitution in Victorian Ouray, we joined a group of alumni and friends for a lively discussion over breakfast. The inaugural Anthropology Connections Alumni Breakfast was a success. We look forward to the next installment later this year. Thank you, Dr. Van Buren, and thank you to all our guests!
A recent article written by Archaeologist and Professor Dr. Chris Fisher and a colleague at the The Field Museum in Chicago,Gary Fienman states that "we cannot understand contemporary and future change in the absence of a baseline derived from long-term studies and archaeology is uniquely poised to provide these critical data."
Congratulations are in order for Wendy Huber. She was awarded the Best Capstone Presentation in Archaeology. We wish you the best in your future endeavors Wendy!
Ancient city discovered in the Lake Patzcuaro basin by archaeology professor - Archaeology Professor Chris Fisher designed the Legacies of Resilience Project in 2008 to document the thousands of architectural features in an ancient city that was recently discovered in in Michoacan Mexico. Sacapu Angamuco (SA) is located in the Lake Patzcuaro Basin where Fisher has been conducting research and field work with a team of colleagues and students for the past 4 years. Read more
Archaeology Summer Field School Research - Archaeology Professor Jason LaBelle has been busy at work with a team of students at his summer field schools in Colorado. LaBelle and his students spend Time in both the Fossil Creek Natural Area and Red Mountain Open Space for their field studies.
Researchers and participants from the CSU-based Legacies of Resilience Archaeological Project are working at the Lake Patzcuaro Basin Archaeological within the Lake Patzcuaro Basin in Michoacan, Mexico Project this summer.
Dr. Jason LaBelle serves as the Director of the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology. The Center conducts research along the Front Range of Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming, with projects ranging in age from 13,000 years ago until the early 20th century.