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Anthropology is the integrative study of human beings at all times and in all places. Anthropological expertise has special application for hidden histories and the ancient past; the intersection of human biology and ecology; and the way communities create and use meaning, values and history in everyday life. We support studies, research, and professional applications in these areas with three programs of foundational training: Archaeology; Human Biology, Ecology and Evolution; and Sociocultural Anthropology.

Cross cutting these specializations, the department supports concentrations that integrate anthropology’s diverse expertise to address contemporary world problems. Programming in these areas helps students connect their anthropological studies to work and life beyond the university. Current concentrations focus on: Health, Medicine, and Humanity; Heritage and Unwritten Histories; Global Engagement; Race, Difference and Power; and Food, Environment and Sustainability.