'The purpose of Anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.' Ruth Benedict 'The purpose of Anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.' Ruth Benedict

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

Students sift through dirt at the excavation site

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

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

Becka Mock and Daniel McClurkin at the Undergraduate Research Forum

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

Brandi McConahay at the Archaeology Field School in the Bahamas

Brandi McConahay digs in an excavation pit in the Bahamas

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

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

Timeka Clifford studies Osteology in the Bioanthropology Lab

Timeka looks through a pelvis

ATH 212 analyzes Maya Iconography

Students take notes on Maya iconography

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

Students sit around an oasis in an Egyptian desert

Dr. Card and Amanda Friend use 3D Laser Scanning

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

Ali Mallett and Claire Meyer present at the Undergraduate Research Forum

Ali and Claire stand in front of their poster

Recent News

Marchant Gives Commencement Address

Professor Linda Marchant delivers the keynote address at Miami's midterm commencement ceremony.Reminding students that graduation was, from an anthropological perspective "a rite of passage" marking their transition from one phase of their lives to another, Professor Linda Marchant gave the keynote address at Miami's midterm commencement ceremony.

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.

Terra Collier

Terra Collier

"I could not have seen myself studying anything other than anthropology", Collier said. "Though economics is my other major, anthropology is definitely like my first love."

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