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Soren Frykholm at Zapotec sites
Elm bark carrying basket, 1928
The Anthropology Department is made up of Four Subfields:
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.
We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Department of Anthropology needs you—because the world needs Victors.