About Us

Understanding Anthropology

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

Department News

Department News

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



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

Department Research


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



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

Affiliated Programs

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

Contact Us

Contact Department of Anthropology (0096)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6704

Fax (775) 327-2226

Ansari Business Building, 512