Anthropology Lab


Archaeology Illustration


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.

biological anthropology illustration

Biological Anthropology

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

Cultural anthropology illustration

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