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Anthropology is the comparative, evolutionary and historical study of humankind. Our department takes a theoretically driven, empirically-informed approach to this study, and has special expertise in archaeology, genetics, behavioral ecology, demography, hunter-gatherers, and evolutionary approaches to human and nonhuman primate behavior. Our regional expertise is strongest in Africa, Australia, New Guinea, Latin America and western North America. We have a small but influential faculty, three of whom (Hawkes, O'Connell, Wiessner) are members of the National Academy of Sciences. Many faculty members do research that crosses disciplinary and sub-disciplinary lines, and we encourage students to do the same.

Anthropology News

  • Human Evolutionary GeneticistHuman Evolutionary Geneticist

    The Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2018. We seek applicants with a record of original research and scientific publication who use genetic and genomic data to study human history, demography and/or adaptation. Relevant specialties include modern or ancient DNA, population genetics and the genetic basis of human adaptation and/or disease.

  • adrian bellAnthropology professor to present at EFS retreat

    Adrian Bell, assistant professor of anthropology, will present "Population Movement, Cultural Diversity, and Immigrant Adaptation" at this year's Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars retreat. All university faculty are welcome to attend.

  • brian coddingDr. Codding awarded NSF grant

    Congratulations to Brian Codding, associate professor of anthropology, and his team, who received one of nine 2017 NSF CNH Awards.

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Caroline Gleich

Caroline moved west from the frozen hills of Minnesota age at 15 and began to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a professional skier.
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Last Updated: 10/6/17