Swallow Hall, a 19th Century Gothic Building,
home of the Department of Anthropology

Jesse Hall and Columns


Welcome to the Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri!  Our university is the oldest public land grant institution west of the Mississippi, a member of the AAU, and the highest category of research universities, RU/VH. We are a small department with an emphasis on scientific approaches to the study of human biology, behavior, culture, and evolution.  Our faculty rank in the top 15 U.S. anthropology departments for research productivity by the National Research Council, and include a member of the National Academy of Sciences and multiple AAAS fellows. We strive to be a friendly, exciting, and fun place for students, staff, and faculty. We recently returned to our newly renovated home at Swallow Hall, please stop by and see us.


The Department of Anthropology, along with other faculty from several other departments have exta

Speaker: Pascal Boyer; Henry Luce Professor of Collective and Individual Memory;

Dana is the recipient of the Wenner Gren Foundation Award for Anthropological Research Dissertati

After two years of renovations the Department of Anthropology has returned to Swallow Hall. 

This year there are 3 awards to help fund excellent graduate student research!