Welcome to the Department of Anthropology at UNC Chapel Hill
Anthropology is the integrative study of human beings at all times
and in all places. Within this broad field of study, three thematic and
overlapping concentrations form the focus of our department.
These innovative concentrations consider humans as their lives are
framed simultaneously by cultural meanings, the social systems in which
they participate and the biology and ecology of the human species in
its evolutionary context and contemporary variation.
We also house programs in medical anthropology and archaeology, the
latter in close association with the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, along with
less formal working groups.