Dr. Charles Musiba is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver's downtown campus. Charles has a doctoral and masterís degree in biological anthropology from the University of Chicago and a masterís degree in human ecology from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. He is a paleoanthropologist who has worked extensively at Laetoli since 1996. His research work focuses on the use of functional morphology of ungulate limbs from paleoanthropological sites as ecological indicators. His previous work includes the evolution of upright posture and bipedal gait in humans with particular emphasis on the morphological interpretation of the 3.5 million years old Laetoli hominid footprints.
Charles Musiba is a co-founder of the Tanzania Field School in Anthropology, a joint project of several universities around the globe. It offers a month-long summer course. This course provides students the opportunity to participate in an intense four week field-based learning experience that focuses on paleoanthropology, medical anthropology, archaeology, ecology, and culture of the Maasai of the Ngorongoro Highlands in northern Tanzania. The field school is a collaborative effort of several academic institutions; including the University of Colorado Denver, University of Kyoto, Virginia Tech, and Bugando University College of Health Sciences in Mwanza, Tanzania.