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Associate Research Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver

Chip Colwell is the editor-in-chief of and an Associate Research Professor at the University of Colorado Denver. He received his PhD from Indiana University, and has published 12 books, including "Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture," which has received six prizes including the 2020 Society for Historical Archaeology James Deetz Book Award. His most recent book is "So Much Stuff: How Humans Discovered Tools, Invented Meaning, and Made More of Everything."


  • 2020–present
    Editor-in-Chief, SAPIENS
  • 2007–2020
    Curator, Denver Museum of Nature & Science


  • 2004 
    Indiana University, PhD / Anthropology