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  • Anthropology


    Anthropology operates at the crossroads of the physical sciences, social sciences and humanities to examine the diversity of human experience across cultures and time.

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  • Archeology


    Archaeology studies the human past through the physical remains of past human activities. Everything from portable artifacts to plant remains illuminates human history.

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  • Cultural Anthropology

    Cultural Anthropology

    Cultural anthropologists study the diversity of human cultures and societies and the processes by which people construct local, regional and global forms of social relationships.

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  • Linguistic Anthropology

    Linguistic Anthropology

    Linguistic anthropologists study the diversity of the world's languages and the diversity of language use and other forms of communication in societies around the world.

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  • Physical Anthropology

    Physical Anthropology

    Physical anthropology, also known as biological anthropology, studies human evolution and variation.

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Understanding Anthropology

The study of anthropology spans a number of sub-disciplines, including archaeological, cultural, linguistic and physical anthropology. Come learn more about the insights we're gleaning from this diverse field.

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Department News

Want to stay informed about our latest publications, department events and many accolades? See what's happening in the department.

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We offer a variety of degree options, including minor, major, master's and doctoral studies. Come learn more about our programs.

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The Department of Anthropology maintains an active portfolio of research opportunities. From Great Basin prehistory to the Ethnography of Burning Man.

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Our faculty, students, alumni and staff are exceptional. Come get to know the people who make our department great.

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Affiliated Programs

Anthropology is not an isolated discipline. Rather, it influences and is influenced by a number of programs. Come learn about programs affiliated with anthropology.

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