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

Jan 24, 2019 ~ VLSMA New exhibit opening, Remarkable Lives: The Intertwined Worlds of Birds and Humans, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology MLIB

May 10, 2019 ~ AGSA/CAS End of Year Party, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Madison Bear Garden