Charles Musiba Joins On-Line Discussion about the Difficulty of Social Distancing

June 18, 2020

Associate Professor of Anthropology (Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow and Montgomery Fellow) Charles Musiba was a panelist for an online conversation from the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences called COVID-19—Social Distancing and the Origin of Human Sociality. Musiba joined Curator of Arachnology and Evolutionary Biologist Paula Cushing to discuss why...

Jamie Hodgkins Publishing on South Africa’s Role in Homo Sapiens Evolution

April 30, 2020

Jamie Hodgkins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, recently had a paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews . Archaeology has shown that South Africa was critical to the evolution of our species (Homo sapiens) during the Pleistocene. The now-submerged continental shelf formed its own ecosystem, the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain (PAP), where early humans...

Christopher Beekman had a Convo from the Couch

April 30, 2020

Convo from the Couch is a new program hosted online by Colorado State Senator Kerry Donovan. On Wednesday, April 22, Christopher S. Beekman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, talked about his project, “Lessons on migration from archaeology: a project by the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis.” The series gets the community together...

Christine Sargent is the Spring 2020 ACOR-NEH Fellow

March 5, 2020

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Christine Sargent is the Spring 2020 American Center of Oriental Research-NEH fellow . During her ACOR fellowship, Sargent will be working on her first ethnographic monograph, which is based on her Ph.D. dissertation. While at ACOR this spring, Sargent will continue visiting familiar faces from her...

Charles M. Musiba receives Montgomery Fellowship

March 5, 2020

Charles M. Musiba, Associate Professor of Anthropology, recently received the Montgomery Fellowship in Residence. Other prominent fellows of the program include Richard Leakey, Steven Jay Gould, Nobel Peace winner Wangari Maathai, former President Gerald Ford, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Toni Morrison, and Yo-Yo Ma. Musiba will be taking residence in the...

Christopher Beekman Edits New Book on Anthropomorphic Imagery

Feb. 18, 2020

Associate Professor of Anthropology Christopher S. Beekman, along with Brigitte Faugère, recently edited, Anthropomorphic Imagery in the Mesoamerican Highlands: Gods, Ancestors, and Human Beings (University Press of Colorado, Boulder). In the book, Latin American, North American, and European researchers explore the meanings and functions of two- and three-dimensional human representations...

Tammy Stone monograph now available

Jan. 21, 2020

Anthropology Professor and Department Chair Tammy Stone’s monograph Point of Pines Pueblo: A Mountain Mogollon Aggregated Community is now in the University of Utah Press catalog.

Christopher Beekman presents on the looting of Pre-Columbian Mexico

Nov. 20, 2019

On November 15, Christopher Beekman presented the invited paper “Branding West Mexico: Early Collectors vs. Art Dealers” at an international symposium organized by and held at the Getty Research Institute titled “Collecting Mexican Art before 1940: A New World of American Antiquities.” This presentation on the patterns of collecting antiquities...

Christopher Beekman’s new book Migrations in Late Mesoamerica

Nov. 5, 2019

Bringing the often-neglected topic of migration to the forefront of ancient Mesoamerican studies, Migrations in Late Mesoamerica (University Press of Florida, Gainesville) uses an illuminating multidisciplinary approach to address the role of population movements in Mexico and Central America from AD 500 to 1500, the tumultuous centuries before European contact...

Christopher Beekman to participate in immigration workshop

Sept. 25, 2019

Associate Professor of Anthropology Christopher Beekman is participating in a design workshop on the “Synthetic Study of Human Migration as Understood from a Long-Term Perspective,”organized by the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis , held at the Amerind Foundation in Dragoon , AZ, September 27-30. Beekman was one of 15 researchers selected...