Department of Anthropology

Welcome to Anthropology

Chair's Message

Linda Watts

The UCCS Anthropology Department delivers a traditional undergraduate Major and Minor curriculum including all four Anthropology sub-disciplines: Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology. Students receive a well-rounded education in all four of these fields through their required courses for the Major or Minor and they tend to also specialize in one or two of these sub-disciplines through their selection of Upper Division electives. The faculty are engaged in active, productive research across all four fields and they often include students in related research projects including campus archaeology, local internships and “applied” projects, and some international field schools. The UCCS Anthropology program offers many opportunities rarely available at the undergraduate level, including a track in Archaeological research methods that can lead to employment at the BA level. The Center for Cognitive Anthropology, an offshoot of the Anthropology Department offered through UCCS Extended Studies, offers both undergraduate and Masters level certificates.

Linda K. Watts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor / 719-255-3643 /


Featured Program



Dr. Minette Church
A Departure from the Dominant Narrative: Archaeology, Colonial Memory and pre-Caste War Maya in Western British Honduras | MORE

Seven faculty tapped as ethics fellows
Seven faculty members will serve as UCCS Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Fellows during the academic year 2016-2017. They will join 25 other UCCS faculty previously selected as ethics fellows. | MORE

Book just published by our faculty member, Kimbra Smith
2015, Vanderbilt University Press
Anna Cordova and David Stielow
presented papers at the annual meeting of the Colorado Archaeological Society, on campus archaeology.
David Stielow and Roche Lindsey:
"The Pikes Peak Region and the Pikeview Formation:  Lithic Materials on the Southern Colorado High Plains"