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Robert Brunswig

Robert Brunswig

Professor Emeritus & Research Fellow

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2138
Candelaria 110
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Anthropology
Campus Box 90
Greeley, CO 80639


PhD, Anthropology, University of Colorado
MA, South Asia Regional Studies with Anthropology-Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Anthropology, Political Science and South Asian Regional Studies, Kansas State University

Professional/Academic Experience

Professor emeritus & UNC Research Fellow (2012-present)
Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, School Director, Research Center Director, University of Northern Colorado (1990-2012)

Research/Areas of Interest

Archaeologist with regional specialization and field experience in North America, South Asia, the Near East, Arabia, and Europe. Research skills and specialization in paleoenvironmental reconstruction, geoarchaeology, landscape archaeology and the application of Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, and computer mapping systems.

Publications/Creative Works

2012-2017: 2 conference proceedings articles, 5 journal articles, 6 edited volume chapters, 1 edited volume, 2nd edition (co-editor), 1 web-based encyclopedia article, 17 research grant reports.

Recent examples:

Exploring Seasonal Transhumance of Hunter-Gatherers and Neolithic Pastoralists in Poland’s High Tatras and Foothill Lowlands: Applying Landscape Archaeology Methodologies from the Colorado Rockies to the Western Carpathians. In Archaeology of Mountain Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Research Strategies of Agro-Pastoralism in Upland Regions, edited by Arnau Garcia. Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology, State University of New York, Buffalo, first co-author with Pawel Valde-Nowak, 2018

Valley View (5LR1085): a Shallow Pithouse Site in Colorado’s Northern Front Range Foothills. Southwestern Lore 82 (2): 1-34, 2016

The Dent Site: A Late Ice Age Encounter on the South Platte River. Colorado Encyclopedia (on-line Internet article) athttp://coloradoencyclopedia.org/article/dent-site, 2016

MModeling Eleven Millennia of Seasonal Transhumance and Subsistence in Colorado’s Prehistoric Rockies, USA. Contributions in New World Archaeology 8: 43-102, 2015. Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Risks and Benefits of Global Warming and the Loss of Mountain Glaciers and Ice Patches to Archeological, Paleoclimate, and Paleoecology Resources. Ecological Questions 20: 99-108, 2014

Eleven Millennia of Human Adaptation in Colorado’s High Country: Modeling Cultural and Climatic Change in the Southern Rocky Mountains. In Climates of Change: The Shifting Environments of Archaeology, edited by Sheila Kulyk, Cara G. Tremain, and Madeleine Sawyer, pp. 273-286. University of Calgary, Chacmool Archaeological Association, Calgary, Canada, first author with James Doerner and David Diggs, UNC Geography Department. 2014

Honors and Awards

Fulbright Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland,  2014
Wzrost Visiting Professor Fellowship, Faculty of Biology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
2012 Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit (RM-CESU) Project Team Award for the “North Park Cultural Landscape Project FY2008-FY2011”
Provost’s Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership for 2006, University of Northern Colorado
University Distinguished Scholar (A.L. Winchester) Award for 2005, University of Northern Colorado
College of Arts and Sciences’ College Scholar for 2004-2005, University of Northern Colorado
Distinguished Achievement Award in Sponsored Programs, UNC Sponsored Programs and Research Center, 2001

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