The Department of Anthropology deals with human culture and biology, past and present.
There are four subfields of Anthropology:
- Archaeology deals with excavation and the interpretation of material remains left by past cultures.
- Physical Anthropology explores humans and their ancestors as biological entities.
- Cultural Anthropology focuses on the role of culture in society from local and global perspectives.
- Linguistic Anthropology studies the interaction of culture and language.
Commitment to Excellence
Our faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. Our department represents a wide range of interests, including:
- Anthropology of food
- Anthropology of religion and ritual
- Archaeological method and theory
- Archaeology of the Americas
- Cultural resources management
- Lakota Studies
- Museum Studies
- Native American Anthropology