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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.

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Spotlight: Robert Zeigen

Robert Zeigen

Robert had been commissioned in 1950 after two years in the first Air Force ROTC program after President Truman established a separate air force in the fall of 1947. A week after he was sworn in as a Lt., the Korean war started.

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Last Updated: 10/16/16