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Why Anthropology at the U?

The Department and Facilities

Our department takes a theoretically driven, empirically-informed approach to research, with strong regional expertise 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. In addition to expert faculty, students have unique access to many resources including department opperated laboratories, collections, and field research stations. Beyond department resources, our partnership with the Utah Museum of Natural History provides opportunities for collaboration with professional researchers in many fields as well as access to additional laboratories, and the vast collections curated by the museum. Fascilities available to graduate students include:

  • Archaeological Center
  • Anthropology Conservation Laboratory
  • Bonderman Field Station at Rio Mesa
  • Ethnography Laboratory & Artifact Collection
  • Human Osteology Lab & Reference Collection
  • Microscopy Laboratory
  • Modern Molecular Genetics Laboratory
  • Paleoethnobotany Laboratory
  • Population Genetics Lab
  • Range Creek Canyon Field Station
  • Stable Isotope Laboratory
  • UMNH Anthropology Collections
  • University of Utah Ancient DNA Laboratory
  • Zooarchaeology Laboratory & Reference Collection

Graduate Student Handbook

Last Updated: 11/14/18