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Welcome to the Department of Anthropology!

Anthropology is the integrative study of human beings at all times and in all places. Within this broad field of study, three programs of foundational training form the focus of our department: Archaeology; Human Biology, Ecology, and Evolution; and Sociocultural Anthropology and Ethnography.

We cross cut these specializations with five concentrations to integrate anthropology’s diverse expertise. Our current concentrations focus on: Health, Medicine, and Humanity; Heritage and Unwritten Histories; Global Engagement; Race, Place, and Power; and Food, Environment, and Sustainability.

 

 

Department News

 

Department Celebrations

November 2, 2022 Achievements by our faculty Patricia McAnany will receive the Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology on Friday, Nov. 11 in Seattle at the AAA Annual Meeting Achievements by our current & … Continued

Department Celebrations

October 19, 2022 Achievements by our current & former graduate students: Ariana Avila was awarded a Wenner-Gren Fieldwork Grant, is presenting at the International Creole Day Celebration virtual event hosted by Duke on October 28th and is serving as a … Continued

Prison camps and the Western North Carolina Railroad featuring Grad Student, Cayla Colclasure

October 13, 2022 Southern Futures Townsend Fellow Cayla Colclasure is studying the prison labor that built the Western North Carolina Railroad, which weaves through Old Fort in McDowell County, North Carolina. For the full article, click here.  

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Announcements

Anthropology’s Land and Labor Acknowledgment

Rethinking Land Acknowledgments to provide context on the understanding and use of land acknowledgements in the discipline of Anthropology.