The Archaeology concentration focuses on the Americas, and includes prehistoric and historic archaeology. The faculty members of this sub-discipline have expertise in:

Rocky Mountain and Plains archaeology
Paleo-Indian studies
Hunter-gatherer ecology
Taphonomy
Zooarchaeology
Public archaeology
Andean archaeology
Inca and Spanish empires
Mining communities
Mesoamerican archaeology
Landscape archaeology
Geoarchaeology
Legacies of Resilience Project (LORE-LPG)

Special resources include the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology, the MesoAmerican lab, the Center for Archaeogeophysics and Geoarchaeology, and the Cultural Resources section of the Center for the Ecological Study of Military Lands. The archaeology program sponsors an annual field school each summer and houses the CSU Archaeological Repository.

Effective Fall 2019

Freshman
AUCCCredits
ANTH 100Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)3C3
ANTH 101Practicing Anthropology 1
ANTH 120Human Origins and Variation (GT-SC2)3A3
ANTH 121Human Origins and Variation Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
ANTH 140Introduction to Prehistory (GT-HI1)3D3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
Electives 12
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
GEOL 121Introductory Geology Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3C3
Select one course from the following: 3
Exploring Earth - Physical Geology (GT-SC2)3A 
The Blue Planet - Geology of Our Environment (GT-SC2)3A 
Geology of Natural Resources (GT-SC2)3A 
Arts and Humanities3B6
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Electives 15
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
ANTH 400/GR 400History of Theory-Anthropology and Geography4B3
Select one course from the following: 3
Quantifying Anthropology  
Working With Data  
Quantitative Sociological Analysis  
Sociological Approaches to Quantitative Data  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Select a minimum of six credits from the following Archaeological Concepts and Practice courses not taken in another category: 6-8
Archaeology of Rock Art  
Impacts on Ancient Environments4A 
Anthropological Perspectives on Food  
Archaeology and the Public4A 
Field Class in Archaeology  
Anthropological Report Preparation4A 
Heritage Resource Management  
Select a minimum of six credits from the following Archaeological Methods courses not taken in another category: 6
Geoarchaeology  
Archaeological Investigation  
Human Osteology  
Digital Digging--Geophysics in Archaeology  
Lithic Technology  
Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management  
Anthropology Curation and Exhibition Methods  
Zooarchaeology  
Biological Anthropology (see list below) 3-4
Cultural Anthropology (see list below) 3-8
Advanced Writing23
 Total Credits 27-35
Senior
 
Students must take ANTH 493 concurrently with one of the courses listed in the selection below it:  
ANTH 4931Capstone Seminar4C1
Select one of the following AUCC 4A courses not taken in another category:1 3
Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory4A 
Archaeology of Mesoamerica4A 
Impacts on Ancient Environments4A 
Great Plains Archaeology4A 
Archaeology and the Public4A 
Anthropological Report Preparation4A 
Select two of the following Place and Space in Archaeology courses not taken in another category: 6
Archaeology of North America  
Archaeologies of Graffiti  
Colorado Prehistory  
Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory4A 
Archaeology of Mesoamerica4A 
Great Plains Archaeology4A 
Mediterranean Archaeology  
Seminar: Archaeology  
Electives2 15-23
 Total Credits 25-33
 Program Total Credits: 120

Biological Anthropology

Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following not taken in another category:
ANTH 274Human Diversity3
ANTH 275/SOC 275Introduction to Forensic Anthropology3
ANTH 330Human Ecology3
ANTH 365Quantifying Anthropology3
ANTH 370Primates3
ANTH 371Growing Up Primate3
ANTH 372Human Osteology3
ANTH 373Human Evolution3
ANTH 374Human Biological Variation3
ANTH 375Evolution of Primate Behavior3
ANTH 376Evolution of Human Adaptation3
ANTH 377Anthropology Perspectives-Evolution, Society3
ANTH 378Bipedal Apes3
ANTH 379Evolutionary Medicine and Human Health3
ANTH 465Zooarchaeology3
ANTH 470Paleontology Field School4
ANTH 472Human Biology3
ANTH 473The Neandertals3
ANTH 474Human Skeleton Analysis3
ANTH 475Methods of Analysis in Paleoanthropology3
ANTH 492BSeminar: Biological Anthropology3

Cultural Anthropology 

Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following not taken in another category:
ANTH 225Anthropology of the Arts3
ANTH 232/MU 232Soundscapes-Music as Human Practice3
ANTH 310Peoples and Cultures of Africa3
ANTH 312Modern Indian Culture and Society3
ANTH 313Modernization and Development3
ANTH 314Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies3
ANTH 315Global Mobilities–The African Diaspora3
ANTH 317Anthropology of Human Rights3
ANTH 322The Anthropology of Religion3
ANTH 330Human Ecology3
ANTH 333Anthropology of Sex and Reproduction3
ANTH 334Narrative Traditions and Social Experience4
ANTH 335Language and Culture3
ANTH 336Art and Culture3
ANTH 338Gender and Anthropology3
ANTH 340Medical Anthropology3
ANTH 343Applied Medical Anthropology3
ANTH 401Psychological Anthropology Laboratory1
ANTH 405Public Anthropology and Global Challenges3
ANTH 412Indians of North America3
ANTH 413Indigenous Peoples Today3
ANTH 414/ETST 414Development in Indian Country3
ANTH 415Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World3
ANTH 416Gender, Culture, and Health3
ANTH 417Indigenous Environmental Stewardship3
ANTH 423Cultural Psychiatry3
ANTH 440Theory in Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 441Method in Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 442Ethnographic Field School3-8
ANTH 443Ethnographic Field Methods3
ANTH 444Cultures of Virtual Worlds–Research Methods3
ANTH 445Psychological Anthropology3
ANTH 479/IE 479International Development Theory and Practice3
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 100Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)X 3C3
ANTH 101Practicing Anthropology   1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Quantitative Reasoning X1B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   13
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 120Human Origins and Variation (GT-SC2)X 3A3
ANTH 121Human Origins and Variation Laboratory (GT-SC1)X 3A1
ANTH 140Introduction to Prehistory (GT-HI1)X 3D3
Electives   9
AUCC 1B (Quantitative Reasoning) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GEOL 121Introductory Geology Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A1
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)  3C3
Select one course from the following:   3
Exploring Earth - Physical Geology (GT-SC2)  3A 
The Blue Planet - Geology of Our Environment (GT-SC2)  3A 
Geology of Natural Resources (GT-SC2)  3A 
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Diversity and Global AwarenessX 3E3
Electives   9
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Quantifying Anthropology    
Working With Data    
Quantitative Sociological Analysis    
Sociological Approaches to Quantitative Data    
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Select a minimum of six credits from the Archaeological Concepts and Practice courses (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   6-8
Select a minimum of six credits from the Archaeological Methods courses not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   6
 Total Credits   15-17
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 400/GR 400History of Theory-Anthropology and GeographyX 4B3
Select one Biological Anthropology course not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3-4
Select one Cultural Anthropology course not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3-8
Advanced Writing  23
 Total Credits   12-18
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Electives   12-15
 Total Credits   12-15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 493Capstone SeminarX 4C1
AUCC 4A: Select one course not taken elsewhere from the AUCC 4A List on the Concentration Requirements TabX 4A3
Select two Place and Space in Archaeology courses not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  6
ElectivesX  3-8
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13-18
 Program Total Credits:   120