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Department of Anthropology


The study of Anthropology promotes an understanding of humanity by exploring human nature from its beginnings to the present.

Anthropology provides understanding and answers based on a century of exploring the development of human nature, society, and culture. It is the only social science that seeks to understand both human biological and cultural variation in the past and in the present.

Encompassing a wide range of subjects spanning archaeology, cultural and linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and museum studies. Anthropology is unique among the many fields that study humanity.


Thursdays Fall/Spring Semester ~ Anthropology Forum

Nov 3, 2018 ~ 15th Annual Chico Forensic Conference, 9:00am-5:00pm, BMU Auditorium

Nov 11, 2018 ~ In Focus Film Festival: Water, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Chico Women's Center

Nov 27, 2018 ~ Giving Tuesday!

Dec 7, 2018 ~ Department of Anthropology Holiday Party