Getting Started with The University of Colorado Studies, Series in Anthropology

All eighteen volumes of the University of Colorado Studies, Series in Anthropology, can be found below. These studies, published at CU between 1948 and 1971, remains significant in the fields of archaeology, Native American studies, and Colorado history, among others. Many of the volumes document archaeological excavations done in Dinosaur National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park, excavations that can never again be repeated. The majority of the authors were associated with the University of Colorado in some way, either as professors (typically in Anthropology), or museum employees. The collection also currently includes one field notebook (Burgh's from 1947, housed at CU's Museum of Natural History), never before published or digitized.

Excavating Castle Park, Dinosaur National Monument

In 1939 and 1947, groups from the University of Colorado excavated the site Mantle's Cave at Dinosaur National Monument. Many of the artifacts from the dig remain at the University of Colorado Boulder's Museum of Natural History. The final excavation report was published as the second volume of the series in 1948, Robert Burgh and Charles Scoggin's "The Archaeology of Castle Park, Dinosaur National Monument." In addition to this title, included below is Burgh's 1947 notebook, detailing the final excavation that took place during the cold winter. Many of Mantle Cave's artifacts have been digitized, and can be viewed at the 3D Natural History Collection (see link below). Such documents and images allow a surprisingly detailed reconstruction of the dig, the site, and the artifacts that were unearthed.

Check out the links below for related information to the Series in Anthropology:

CU Natural History Museum Anthropology Collections

3D Natural History Collection (Largely from Mantle's Cave, see No. 2 in Series)

Video- Southwestern Anthropology: The Lives and Legacies of Omer Stewart and Joe Ben Wheat, at Norlin Library

This 2011 video, produced at Norlin Library, includes detailed discussions of Stewart and Wheat, two prominent anthropologists and CU professors who published in the series.

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Submissions from 1971

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No. 18: Ethnohistorical Biography of the Ute Indians in Colorado, Omer C. Stewart

Submissions from 1970

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No. 17: Archaeological Excavations in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado-Utah, 1964-1965, David A. Breternitz

Submissions from 1969

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No. 16: The Earl H. Morris Memorial Pottery Collection, Robert H. Lister and Florence C. Lister

Submissions from 1968

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No. 15: Contributions to Mesa Verde Archaeology V, Emergency Archaeology in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, 1948-1966, Various

Submissions from 1967

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No. 13: Contributions to Mesa Verde Archaeology: IV, Site 1086, An Isolated, Above Ground Kiva in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, Robert H. Lister

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No. 14: Structural Elements of the Language of the Crow Indians of Montana, Dorothea V. Kaschube

Submissions from 1966

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No. 12: Contributions to Mesa Verde Archaeology: III, Site 866, and the Cultural Sequence at Four Villages in the Far View Group, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, Robert H. Lister

Submissions from 1965

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No. 10: Eighteenth Century Navajo Fortresses of the Gobernador District, The Earl Morris Papers, No. 2, Roy L. Carlson

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No. 11: Contributions to Mesa Verde Archaeology: II, Site 875, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, Robert H. Lister

Submissions from 1964

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No. 9: Contributions to Mesa Verde Archaeology: I, Site 499, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, Robert H. Lister and Florence C. Lister

Submissions from 1963

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No. 8: Basket Maker III Sites Near Durango, Colorado, Roy L. Carlson

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No. 8: Introduction to the Earl Morris Papers, Joe Ben Wheat

Submissions from 1958

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No. 7: Archaeological Excavations in the Northern Sierra Madre Occidental, Chihuahua and Sonara, Mexico, Robert H. Lister, Paul C. Mangelsdorf, and Kate Peck Kent

Submissions from 1957

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No. 6: Navaho and Ute Peyotism: A Chronological and Distributional Study, David F. Aberle and Omer C. Stewart

Submissions from 1955

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No. 5: The Present Status of the Archaeology of Western Mexico: A Distributional Study, Robert H. Lister

Submissions from 1954

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No. 4: A Conspectus of the World's Cultures in 1500 A.D., Gordon W. Hewes

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No. 4: A Preliminary Test of Herskovits' Hypothesis of Cultural Focus in Relation to Cultural Change, Joe Ben Wheat

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No. 4: A Survey of Navajo Archaeology, Carroll L. Riley

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No. 4: Early Accounts of the South and Central American Blowgun, Carroll L. Riley

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No. 4: Kroeber's Formulation of the Southwestern Culture Area, Joe Ben Wheat

Submissions from 1951

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No. 3: Excavations at Hells Midden, Dinosaur National Monument, Robert H. Lister

Submissions from 1948

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No. 1: Ute Peyotism, A Study of a Cultural Complex, Omer C. Stewart

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No. 2: The Archaeology of Castle Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Robert F. Burgh and Charles R. Scoggin

Submissions from 1947

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(No. 2, Supplemental Material) 1947 Burgh Field Notebook, Mantle's Cave Excavation, Robert F. Burgh

Submissions from 1939

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(No. 2 Supplemental Material) 1939 Scoggin Field Notebook, Mantle's Cave Expedition, Charles R. Scoggin