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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

  • Prof. Card’s Mayan Discovery Touted In El Salvador

    Prof. Card’s Mayan Discovery Touted In El SalvadorDr. Jeb Card addressed an academic conference in El Salvador last week, where he described his recent discovery that a decorative Mayan flask contained a political message--one that requires historians to rethink some of their ideas about pre-contact El Salvador's place in the Mayan empire.

  • Were Neanderthals Really as Incapable as We Portray Them to Be?

    Bruce Hardy presenting.When we see Neanderthals in popular news reports, they are almost always portrayed negatively. These images and stereotypes stick with us and influence our opinions.

  • Celebrating the Day of the Dead

    Dr. Giovanni Batz“The Day of the Dead is, among other things, a day for honoring the dead,” said Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Giovanni Batz. He drew attention to photos of five environmental and indigenous rights activists in Guatemala who were assassinated and described their lives.

  • Understanding Food Insecurity Through Archaeology

    Logan gives her lecture.Can archaeology contribute to an understanding of contemporary food shortages and malnutrition?

  • Students Present Research at Professional Conference

    Students Present Research at Professional ConferenceIn October, anthropology majors Emma Brzezinski and Nicole Schapker presented findings from their study “Gombe Termite Fishing Behavior: Using Noldus Observer Software to Examine Laterality” at the Midwestern Primate Interest Group meetings at Northwestern University.

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