Dr Chris Bowles is a native Coloradan originally from the High Plains north of Fort Morgan. After obtaining a BA in anthropology from CU Boulder in 1998, Chris moved to Scotland where he pursued a Masters and PhD in early medieval archaeology in 2006. He worked for several years in cultural resource management before working for 11 years as the local authority archaeologist for the Scottish Borders Council. During this time he led, facilitated and promoted a number of community archaeology and heritage projects. He has been with History Colorado since January 2020.