Dig into the past and present of humankind.
Whether you want to study people who lived long ago or examine cultures of today, this
program provides the advanced graduate training and research experiences you need to
pursue a professional career in the field of anthropology.
As a student in this program, you will complete coursework, seminars and directed
studies in general anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology and ethnology. You
will also lead independent research and complete a thesis.
Department research specialties include historical archaeology, prehistoric Plateau
archaeology, archaeological conservation and stabilization, Plateau Indian ethnography,
contemporary American culture, human evolution, and indigenous peoples of South
Graduate students have opportunities to work alongside faculty in the field and in the university’s Laboratory of Anthropology on archeological digs, archival research, and
artifact and preservation projects.