College of Arts & Sciences Anthropology

The Study of Humankind

Seek the Answers of Our Past

It's a staggering thought: the pizza cartons we leave behind today could be important clues to our cultural identity sometime in the distant future.  And the sleuths who will decipher such clues will be the anthropologists.

Anthropologists study humankind; our societies, customs, the lands we occupy or leave, cultures, physical evolution, languages and more. Anthropologists are time travelers, too, living among present-day communities or digging through remnants of ancient civilizations.

In short, anthropology seeks to understand the whole panorama of human existence. See all we have to offer--you can be a part of it!

ContactUs  Anthropology Program Director
L.E. Bradley, Professor
(605) 677-5594
Larry.Bradley@usd.edu