Anthropology Department


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, Ayres Hall 120 or 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!