Chip Colwell

Chip Colwell is senior curator of anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He has written and edited eleven books, and his essays have appeared widely, including in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Atlantic. His TED Talk about the return of sacred objects from museums to Native Americans has been viewed more than 1 million times. He is the recipient of two National Council on Public History Book Awards and the Gordon R. Willey Prize of the American Anthropological Association and is the founding editor-in-chief of SAPIENS, an online magazine about anthropology and the human experience.

Anthropology Collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

A Material History of the American Indian School Experience

A puzzle: If you had to represent the human story in just over 100 objects, which would you choose?