Arma Veirana 2022 Summer Session Team Arrives in Italy, Follow Their Progress In Real Time

July 14, 2022

For four weeks, graduate students from CU Denver will be analyzing faunal material from the Arma Veirana caves site in Italy , blogging about the experience , and posting videos to YouTube . The group is led by Anthropology Associate Professor Jamie Hodgkins and Associate Professor in the Department of...

Christopher S. Beekman Publishes on Pacific Maritime Networks

June 16, 2022

Christopher S. Beekman, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, recently published an edited volume titled, Waves of Influence: Pacific Maritime Networks Connecting Mexico, Central America, and Northwestern South America ( Dumbarton Oaks ). The Pacific Coast of the Americas linked Pre-Columbian complex societies from Mexico to Peru, facilitating exploration, communication,...

Leaky Foundation Podcast Features Charles Musiba

May 11, 2022

Charles M. Musiba, Associate Professor of Anthropology, is featured on Episode 59 of the Leakey Foundation podcast, Origin Stories . In this episode, he talks about research published in Nature at the beginning of the year.

Anthropology Alumni Publish on Ancient Ostrich Egg Finds

May 11, 2022

Anthropology alumni Robert J. Diehl and Hannah M. Keller, along with Associate Professor of Anthropology Jamie Hodgkins, recently published, “ Towards an interpretive framework for heated ostrich eggshell: An actualistic study ,” in the Journal of Archeological Science Reports . Ostrich eggshells have been uncovered in ancient archaeological sites dating...

Anthropology Students Receive Alice Hamilton Scholarship Funds

May 11, 2022

Lia Plankenhorn was awarded the Alice Hamilton Scholarship Fund to travel to Italy with Dr. Jamie Hodgkins to conduct research on material excavated from the Arma Veirana Cave site. Alongside analysis of the faunal material from this modern human site, she will be viewing similar collections housed in regional museums...

Sarah Manassee Wins Scholarship to Continue Studies in Anthropology

April 28, 2022

Anthropology undergrad major Sarah Manassee recently won third place for outstanding academic achievement with the XLVII Senior Scholarship. The CU Denver chapter of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honors Society, Zeta Colorado (sponsor of the contest) was founded by Assistant Professor Anna G. Warrener in 2020 to provide scholarship and...

Anthropology Alum Gabriella Mayne Publishes on Race, Stress, and Preterm Births

March 31, 2022

Preterm birth is a leading cause of neonatal mortality and is characterized by substantial racial disparities in the US. Despite efforts to reduce preterm birth, rates have risen and racial disparities persist. Recent Anthropology alum Gabriella Mayne and other researchers recently published "Understanding and Reducing Persistent Racial Disparities in Preterm...

Anna G. Warrener Discusses Her Research on Bipedalism

March 17, 2022

Anna G. Warrener, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, was recently featured on the YouTube channel The Dissenter . She discusses the evolution of the human pelvis, bipedalism, and childbirth with the channel’s Ricardo Lopes.

Charles Musiba Speaks at US/ICOMOS 2021 Symposium

Nov. 10, 2021

Anthropology Professor Charles Musiba was a recent panelist at the US/ICOMOS 2021 Symposium . The U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) promotes the conservation of world heritage and stronger connections to the global heritage community through advocacy, education, and the international exchange of people...

Pregnancy research on an LC-MS/MS assay from Gabriella Mayne

Oct. 13, 2021

Graduate student in Biological Anthropology, Gabriella Mayne recently published with a team, “ Development and validation of an LC-MS/MS assay for the quantification of allopregnanolone and its progesterone-derived isomers, precursors, and cortisol/cortisone in pregnancy ,” in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry . Neuroactive steroids are potent neuromodulators that play a critical...