Department of Anthropology

What is Anthropology?

"Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems. Historically, anthropologists in the United States have been trained in one of four areas: sociocultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. Anthropologists often integrate the perspectives of several of these areas into their research, teaching, and professional lives." Source

  • Students at a dig

    Students at a dig

  • Velasquez teaching

    Velasquez teaching

  • Anthropology student in lab class

    Anthropology student in lab class

  • Anthropology student out in the field

    Anthropology student out in the field

  • Anthropology teacher in class with student

    Anthropology teacher in class with student

  • Anthropology Field Students

    Anthropology Field Students