Anthropology is the study of human biology, behavior, language, and culture through comparative, evolutionary, and historical perspectives. Theoretically driven and research oriented, the Department of Anthropology at MU aims to advance scientific, anthropologically informed knowledge, with a general emphasis on Human Adaptation, Ecology, and Evolution.
MU Anthropology students study the whole of humanity - our history, variability, artifacts, customs, and value systems. This holistic approach produces sophisticated problem-solvers, which today's increasingly complex and conflict-prone world needs.
Our department incorporates students as partners in the research enterprise - in archaeological and ethnographic field schools, in research laboratories, in domestic and international field settings, and in the Museum of Anthropology. Come, join us!
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