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Data Science and Anthropology

Anthropology offers students the opportunity to explore data in cultural, biological and archaeological settings. Laboratories, field schools and classes provide hands-on training in both the collection and analysis of a variety of data that range from faunal remains, to biomarkers, plantation records, satellite imagery and much, much more. Despite these disparate datasets, anthropology emphasizes a holistic, comparative, and often evolutionary framework for working with primary data to ask broad questions about what it means to be human. At the same time, anthropologists conduct in-depth and grounded analyses (both qualitative and quantitative) of the human experience in order to inform the past, present, and future. In the end, anthropological analyses are applied to real-life issues in the communities in which we work with an emphasis on developing responsible data collection, curation and dissemination practices.

Anth 217. Human Biology in Comparative Perspective (35 students)

Anth 220. Principles of Archaeology (30 students)

Anth 370. Southern Legacies: The Descendants Project [CURE] (12 students)

Anth 410. The Identification and Analysis of Historical Artifacts (12 students)

Anth 413/413L. Lab Methods in Archaeobotany [CURE] (12 students)

Anth 411. Lab Methods in Archaeology (24 students)

Anth 414/414L Laboratory Methods: Human Osteology (24 students)

Anth 415/415L. Laboratory Methods: Zooarchaeology [CURE] (12 students)

Anth 416. Bioarchaeology (12 students)

Anth 418. Laboratory Methods: Ceramic Analysis (24 students)

Anth 419. Anthropological Application of GIS (24 students)

Anth 451 Field School in North American Archaeology (12 students)

Anth 453. Field School in South American Archaeology (12 students)

Anth 675. Ethnographic Method (12 students)

Anth 676. Research Methods in Human Biology (12 students)

Anth 725. Quantitative Methods in Anthropology (12 students)

Anth 726. Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (12 students)