Belize Field Program

Students at the Belize Archaeology Field Program


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Dr. Glenn and students observing monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Mona monkey skull

Mona monkey skull used in teaching and research


Skeletal specimen

Specimen from the skeletal collections at our labs


Spider monkeys

Spider monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Study abroad in Tibet

Study abroad in Tibet


Alisha Gaskins

Former student Alisha Gaskins completing a facial reconstruction


San Nicolas

Melinda Salisbury and Laura Monterrosa measuring pit depth at San Nicolas


Aten Temple-Tell el Amarna

small Aten Temple-Tell el Amarna


West Africa Magnuson monkeys

Former Graduate student Lindsay Magnuson tracking monkeys in West Africa


Anthropology student

Anthropology student


Student Making Peanut Butter in Bolivia

Erin Wheelis making peanut butter, Bolivia Peace Corps


Dai Sun Xian Ceremony

Dai Suan xian ceremony


Anthropology Student dancing in field in
Burma

Anthropology students immersed in the Grenadian culture


Dai Dinner

Dai Dinner


Howling monkeys

Howling monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the end of the Costa Rica Primate Field Program


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students at the Costa Rica Primate Field Program


Belize Field School

Dr. Cortes-Rincon and students at the Belize Archaeology Field Program


Costa Rica Field School 2008

Students observing monkeys at La Selva, Costa Rica


Anthropologists study and work in all aspects of human life and culture, for example:

  • working with law enforcement officials to identify murder victims
  • studying language and preserving languages
  • studying subcultures, such as those found in sports fans or religious groups
  • working all over the world, excavating historical sites to document past cultures

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of humankind, using knowledge based on perspectives from all known cultures—around the world and from past to present.

Our faculty, students, and alumni study human evolution and primate behavior, survey and excavate sites all over the world for evidence of ancient societies, and seek to understand the depth and complexity of other cultures’ values and worldviews. They investigate the relationship between culture and language, and trace the ways societies construct their understanding of concepts such as class, ethnicity and gender.

If you have a passion for grappling with life’s big questions, there are no limits to what you can discover with a degree in Anthropology.