The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor.
Anthropology professor Kristen Hawkes comments on the difficulties in studying killer whales to determine why they go through menopause.
Project leader Richard D. Hansen, adjunct professor of anthropology, recently discovered an ancient network of superhighways in Guatemala.
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.