Jason LaBelle

Colorado State University

Dr. Jason LaBelle is a Professor of Anthropology within the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University, Director of the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology, and Curator of CSU’s Archaeological Repository. As a past president of the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists and the Colorado Archaeological Society, he enjoys working with the greater archaeological community and sharing his knowledge with the general public. He obtained his B.A. degree in Anthropology from Colorado State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University. His research lab, the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology, is staffed with graduate and undergraduate students, sponsored by federal agencies, and supported by the James and Audrey Benedict Endowment for Mountain Archaeology. His research specializes in the subsistence, mobility, seasonal aggregation, and camp layout of Native American hunter-gatherers inhabiting the American West over the past 13,000 years, with primary emphasis in Colorado. He has active research projects underway on lithic caches in far eastern Colorado, ancient alpine trails within Rocky Mountain National Park, and Fremont farming communities in the canyons of northwestern Colorado.