The subfields of anthropology deal with humans and their behavior over the past 3 million years.  The study of anthropology is so broad that the definition that best fits is that anthropology is what anthropologists do, from excavating and interpreting crime scenes to studying video games or excavating medieval cottages.

News in Brief

  • VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota’s Anthropology Department announced recently that five undergraduate students have been chosen to receive the South Dakota State Historical Society Award for student service. Students Alec Anton, Aaron Mayer, Zach Nelson, Jesse Van Maanen, and Bridget Wilds were selected for their volunteer work at state archaeological sites.

  • Dona Davis

    Prof. Dona Lee Davis' book, Twins Talk: What Twins tell Us about Person, Self and Society, has been published by Ohio University Press.

  • Clearly we have some things we can improve on when we do out next Pachamanca.

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