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Anthropology

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Professor Partridge Named Vice President/President-Elect of the German Studies Association

Professor Damani Partridge will serve a two-year term as vice president for the organization, effective January 1, 2023.

Brown Bag Lecture Series

Ian Beggen on forager cultural adaptations in central western Patagonia on Friday, February 3

What does it mean to be human?  Where have we come from?  How do we live and communicate?

What forces have shaped human physiology and social life?  

ANTHROPOLOGY IS ABOUT:

  • Understanding how we produce goods and power, make kinship and gender, decide what is right and wrong, build and destroy environments -- all in such a variety of ways;

  • Studying language and other forms of communication, such as new media, technology, and the arts;

  • Through archaeological excavations, examining big picture changes in society, culture, and biology over time -- from the deep human past to the fraught realities of lives unfolding today;

  • Investigating the evolution of human and non-human primates through study of adaptation, genetics, behavior, and ecology -- confronting the contours and limits of human uniqueness.