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Archaeology

Archaeologists at the University of Missouri take a scientific approach to the archaeological record. Explanatory theories they use emphasize Darwinian evolution and include such things as agency theory, processualism, human behavioral ecology, costly signaling, and cultural transmission.

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Biological Anthropology

The biological anthropology faculty research and teach courses on evolutionary and ecological aspects of human biology and its interaction with culture

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Cultural Anthropology

The University of Missouri’s Cultural Anthropology Program emphasizes data-driven scientific and theoretical approaches to the study of human culture and behavior.

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University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology