Student Organization - ALPACA

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ALPACA (Archaeology, Linguistic, Physical, and Cultural Anthropology) is Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Anthropology Club. ALPACA strives to introduce students to all subfields of anthropology through regular meetings and activities. It is the goal of ALPACA to provide students with the opportunity to meet and hear from professionals working in the field of anthropology, as well as to meet other students with similar interests. To learn more and get involved in ALPACA, please contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Jade Luiz.

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Spring 2024 Meetings and Events!

All meetings are held in Cherry Creek Building (CHR) 241 from 3:30–4:30 PM

  • Thursday, January 25: Semester kick-off meeting!
  • Thursday, February 8: Guest Lecture – Dr. Olson (MSU Denver History Dept.) will be sharing his archaeological work in Cypress
  • Thursday, February 22: Movie Night – The Dig, the Netflix account of the 1939 Sutton Hoo excavation in Suffolk, England
  • Thursday, March 28: Boulder County Deputy Coroner (and MSU Denver Anthropology alumna!) Jessica Filipeli is speaking
  • Friday, April 5: Denver Museum of Nature and Science Anthropology and Zoology collections tour (2:00-4:00 pm at DMNS)
  • Thursday, April 18: Sociology and Anthropology Department Colloquium: “Wind Futures: Wayuu Indigeneity and the Making of Green Energy in Colombia” Dr. Steven Schwartz (Colorado College) 12:30-1:30, JSSB 200
    followed by a a get-together at 3:30 in the Tivoli Brewing Co.
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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Temporary Campus Location:
Aerospace and Engineering Sciences (AES) Building, 438

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Campus Box 28, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, Colorado 80217-3362


E-mail (Program Coordinator, Vonda Knox):
[email protected]