'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

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

Michelle Afful, Nana Ofosu-Hemma, K.C. Caden, and Tyrone Little at the Undergraduate Research Forum

Michelle Afful, Nana Ofosu-Hemma, K.C. Caden, and Tyrone Little at the Undergraduate Research Forum 2019

High School Students get to Explore Biological Anthropology Through Miami's Summer Scholars Program

Summer Scholars 2019

Students with Dr. Neringa Klumbyte at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania

Students at the Lithuanian Presidential Palace

Students discuss with Guest Lecturer Dr. Morag Kersel on International Archaeology Day

Students talk with lecturer Kersel

Erin Lindberg and Cashon Perry participate in an archaeology dig on Miami's campus

students work on an archaeology dig

Valarie Gabbard and Jaime Wiener conduct DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, fragment analysis, and genotyping methods at the Primate Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab at UT-Austin.  

students participate in scientific research

Students in explore how post-authoritarianism has impacted the Baltics in Tallinn, Estonia 

Students in Estonia

Miami students and those from Christ University in Bangalore, India explore how cultural context can impact the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Students discuss with students in India

Students conduct archaeological fieldwork on Miami's campus

students conduct an archaeological dig

Dr. Card and Amanda Friend use 3D Laser Scanning

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

Nico Jaworski presents his research on woolley monkey vocalizations at the American Association of Biological Anthropologist Conference in Denver, Colorado

Nico Jaworski at the AABA conference

Recent News

Rossi Named Distinguished Service Awardee

photo of Dante Rossi

Dante Rossi ('20), Anthropology Major and Student Body Vice President has been named a Presidential Distinguished Service Awardee.

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.