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What is Anthropology?

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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Annual Rufus Wood Leigh Lecture. Monday October 21st, 7:00pm, Gardner Commons room 1900

Anthropology News

 

 

  • Anthropology Faculty Member Dr. Tyler Faith Published in ScienceAnthropology Faculty Dr. Tyler Faith Was Recently Published in Science

    Anthropology Faculty Member Dr. Tyler Faith Published new findings in Science. These findings potentially exonerate early humans as the driving force behind the mass extinction of ancient African megafauna.

  • Anthropology CollectionsAnthropology Collections

    Exciting news from the Natural History Museum: thanks to the very hard work of our Collections & Research staff, our Anthropology collections are now searchable through their website!

  • DiPaolo Receives Bar AwardDiPaolo Receives Bar Award

    Congratulations to Marianna DiPaolo, Associate Professor of Anthropology who will be receiving a Utah Bar Association Award on November 10th for her work on the Committee on Model Jury Instructions-Civil. She has been an active member of the Committee since it began 14 years ago.

Anthropology Events


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 Alumni, Emeriti and Friends

Congratulations Jim O'Connell, reciever the the Great Basin Anthropological Association's Lifetime Achievement Award!

 

Spotlight: David Steele

David Steele

After earning his PhD, Dave completed a two year NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in behavioral medicine and health psychology at UW Madison and then embarked on a 33 year career in medical education and medical school administration.
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Last Updated: 9/6/19