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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

 

Reckoning and re-imagining in Warren County

July 20, 2022 Anthropology Professor Glenn Hinson and his course ANTH 370 is featured on the College of Arts and Sciences website. To read the full article, click here.

Congratulations Class of 2022!

May 11, 2022 The department of Anthropology celebrated the class of 2022 on Saturday, May 7. Over 95 students finished their degrees in Anthropology or Medical Anthropology during the academic year. Congratulations to all of our graduates!  

Reconstructing the past

April 29, 2022 Students in a hands-on anthropology course piece together ancient ceramics, learn to fire pottery and cook with pots over a fire to study the history of pottery. Read the whole article here.

PhD Candidate Receives 2022 Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship Recipient

April 29, 2022 Parag Jyoti Saikia is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology department at UNC. His doctoral project explores the environmental, social and political impacts of an incomplete hydropower in the North-Eastern region India. In Summer 2022, he will … Continued

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