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 is proud to present several upcoming lectures:

Two Anthropology students have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, one of the nations most prestig

In the 1960s, archaeologists discovered in a valley near coastal Peru an artificial mound or pyra


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