Learn about past and present populations by studying the material culture they leave behind.
What Makes Us Human
Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. Anthropologists draw upon the social sciences and humanities, as well as the biological and physical sciences, to understand the complexity of cultures through all of human history. Anthropologists study a breadth of topics, such as how humans lived in the past, biological and genetic makeup, human evolution and our non-human primate relatives, and the people living today and what their culture means to them or how society shapes their life.
Anthropology graduates work directly with communities on a wide range of topics including religious views, health concerns, and social justice issues. Our graduates also find careers in museums and in cultural resources management with federal agencies like the National Park Service or the BLM, private sector environmental consulting firms, or continue to graduate school.
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