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Department of Anthropology


Temporary Virtual Services

The physical office for the Anthropology Department is closed until further notice and we will be delivering services via email or online. If you are a current student and have questions regarding your class, please email your professor directly.
Faculty emails and certificate advisers are listed in About Us, Faculty and Staff page. For undergraduate advising, please email Georgia Fox at For Graduate advising or application questions please email

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, biological anthropology, and museum studies, anthropology is unique among the many fields that study humanity.


Thursdays Fall/Spring Semester ~ Anthropology Forum 4:00pm, Zoom Online Presentation


Earth Day to be observed virtually

One of our Valene L. Smith Museum curators, Adrienne Scott, was featured in the Chico Enterprise-Record for her work to facilitate the observation of Earth Day virtually!