What is Anthropology?

What can I do with an Anthropology Degree?

What will I learn?

What opportunities will I have?

Welcome to the Department of Anthropology

  • Students sift through dirt at the excavation site

    Erin Socha, Tim Anglin and Yijing Zhou at the Archaeology Field School in the Bahamas

  • Seth Boda sits with his Japanese host family during his recent trip to Japan

    Seth Boda's recent trip to Japan through Undergraduate Summer Scholars

  • Becka Mock and Daniel McClurkin stand in front of their poster at the Undergraduate Research Forum

    Becka Mock and Daniel McClurkin at the Undergraduate Research Forum

  • Brandi McConahay digs in an excavation pit in the Bahamas

    Brandi McConahay at the Archaeology Field School in the Bahamas

  • Alex rolls a 3D printed cylinder seal over an arm using ink

    Alex Boyer and Sarah Loomis conduct Experimental Archaeology using 3D Replicas

  • Timeka looks through a pelvis

    Timeka Clifford studies Osteology in the Bioanthropology Lab

  • Students take notes on Maya iconography

    ATH 212 analyzes Maya Iconography

  • Students sit around an oasis in an Egyptian desert

    Anthropology students in the Egyptian Field Research Program relax in a desert oasis

  • Dr. Card and Amanda Friend look at a 3D scanner

    Dr. Card and Amanda Friend use 3D Laser Scanning

  • Ali and Claire stand in front of their poster

    Ali Mallett and Claire Meyer present at the Undergraduate Research Forum

  • Emily Crane stands in front of the Sphinx

    Emily Crane reported for Egypt Daily News while studying abroad

  • Ryan stands on the Great Wall of China

    Ryan Cook visits the Great Wall of China

  • Venecia looks through a microscope

    Venecia Slotten analyzes archaeological samples in El Salvador

  • Students stand with the Dalai Lama

    Anthropology students meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

  • Andy Upton looks at pictographs

    Andy Upton studies pictographs

  • Colleen stands in front of the Taj Mahal

    Colleen Payne visits the Taj Mahal

  • Alex sits with Silver Leaf Monkeys

    Alex McFarland studies Silver Leaf Monkeys in Borneo

  • Students step over the Berlin Wall

    ATH Students step over the site of the former Berlin Wall while studying abroad

  • Students stand with Wade Davis

    Anthropology students meet Wade Davis of National Geographic

  • Students stand with the former President of Lithuania

    Anthropology students meet the former President of Lithuania while studying abroad

  • Lee and Renate sit on camels

    Lee Hunt and Renate Seiwert visit the Giza Plateau in Egypt

  • Students show off local body art

    Anthropology students visit Delhi, India and enjoy local body art

  • Maura stands in a heavily wooded area

    Maura Reilly makes her way through the thick landscape of Ecuador while studying abroad

  • Students stand in front of a fountain

    Anthropology students in Luxembourg City during a summer workshop

  • Abby plays a musical instrument

    Abby Sapadin traveled to Bali and studied musical practices

  • Students stand with President Hodge

    Anthropology Student Sarah Loomis (back row, second from left) earns the President's Distinguished Service Award

Recent News

  • Hay-Rollins Wins Distinguished Scholar Award

    Dr. Hay-RollinsThe Miami University Distinguished Scholar Award for 2016 was presented to Associate Professor of Anthropology M. Cameron Hay-Rollins at the University Awards Reception April 25.
  • Undergraduates Present Research at Professional Meeting

    Anthropology majors Kim Blake (’15), Seth Boda (’16), and Dan McClurkin (’17) presented their research April 7-9 at the Southern Anthropological Society meetings in Huntington, West Virginia.
  • Peterson Nominated for Outstanding Professor

    Dr. Peterson receives nominationDr. Mark Allen Peterson was one of 29 faculty members nominated for 2016's "Outstanding Professor" by Miami University's  Associated Student Government.
  • Zambian Scholars Visit Miami

    Zambian scholars speak to studentsFive Zambian scholars visited Miami University to share their expertise with students and faculty during a packed three-day schedule consisting of giving seminars, working on a research grant proposal and visiting classes.

  • Leighton... Camera... Interaction...

    Dr. Peterson speaks to a crowd"Lights, Camera & Interaction in Native American Documentary" was the title of Prof. Leighton Peterson's discussion of the role Native voice play in documentary films made by Native directors as opposed to white directors.

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