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.


Kyle Clark and Cole Tobin recently presented a paper at the AAA (American Anthropological Associa

Brandi MacDonald,  is an assistant research professor in the Archaeometry

Three faculty members in the College of Arts and Science have accepted invitations to become 2019

“Sex- and age-based differences in mortality during the 1918 influenza pandemic on the island of


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