Charles Musiba’s Laetoli Work Continues to Impact our Understanding of Bipedalism

Nov. 17, 2022

Impactful research done by Anthropology Graduate Program Director and Professor Charles M. Musiba on the evolution of bipedal walking and the Laetoli footprints was recently featured in Scientific American: Fossils Upend Conventional Wisdom about Evolution of Human Bipedalism .

Insight into Pandemic Eldercare Impacts for Mexican Immigrants from Sarah Horton

Nov. 3, 2022

Sarah Horton, Professor and Graduate Program Director for the Department of Anthropology, recently published an article based on interviews conducted with undocumented Mexican immigrants about their pandemic eldercare burdens. “ Praying for More Time: Mexican Immigrants’ Pandemic Eldercare Dilemmas ,” published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly , details how they struggled...

Hodgkins’ Team Published on Beads and Pendants Found with the Infant of Arma Veirana

Sept. 8, 2022

Through a detailed analysis of wear on the beads and pendants, a team working with Jamie Hodgkins, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, found evidence that they were worn well before the infant was born and passed down to her. Publishing in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory...

CLAS Alums Among 2022 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business

Aug. 24, 2022

The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the annual list of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business and two CLAS alumni were in the ranks. Lorena Zimmer MA ’00 in Anthropology, now at Denver Health; and Adrienne Mansanares BA’02 Political Science, now working at Planned Parenthood of...

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...