Sometimes getting out into the field to conduct research is as easy as pressing a button.
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at CSU will present an interdisciplinary symposium on “Borders and Borderlands: Culture, Society, and Economics during Changing Times” on Thursday, April 20, in the Morgan Library Event Hall.
An ancient, previously unknown city. A collection of priceless artifacts. Previously unexplored rain forest, featuring jaguars, deadly snakes and a flesh-eating disease with no cure. CSU archaeologist Chris Fisher has experienced all of these things – and much more – during his four-plus years of work unravelling the mysteries behind an ancient civilization in Honduras. Working with author Douglas Preston, National Geographic and a support team provided by the Honduran government, Fisher has been heavily involved in the discovery and excavation of one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries in years. Fisher and his work was showcased Sunday when veteran reporter Lee Cowan told the tale behind Preston’s new book, “The Lost City of the Monkey God,” on CBS News Sunday Morning. The report is now online. New book released Cowan’s report coincided with the release of Preston’s book earlier this week. Fisher, a professor in CSU’s Department of Anthropology, was interviewed on campus by Cowan in December. They discussed the many artifacts found at the pre-Columbian city – previously thought to be legendary Cuidad Blanco – and the people who occupied its many buildings before abruptly abandoning it. Fisher also talked about his experience dealing with leishmaniasis, a parasite-borne tropical disease that literally can eat away the flesh of its victims. It took a week of chemotherapy-like treatments at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. to halt the disease’s advances. Fisher hopes to return to the site at some point – perhaps later this year. CSU archaeologist returning to Honduran jungle CSU professors play prominent role in discovery of ancient city
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