Department of Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humankind from its beginnings to the present day.  Many disciplines concern themselves with the human, but only anthropology seeks to understand the whole panorama of human existence - in geographic space and evolutionary time - through comparative and holistic study.

The research interests of our full-time faculty members reflect the broad mandate of anthropology as a discipline. We cover the traditional four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology; this includes strengths in forensic anthropology and the anthropology of health. Learn more about studying anthropology at UTM.

Generalist Anthropology Archaeology Biological Anthropology Forensic Anthropology Anthropology of Health Linguistic Anthropology Sociocultural Anthropology Graduate Studies

Save the date for the annual Anthropology Conference at UTM: Friday, April 3, 2020

save the date over abstract paintingUndergraduate students: If you did a research paper for an anthropology course, or participated in an experiential learning activity such as a field school, consider sharing your knowledge with peers at the Anthropology Conference on Friday, April 3, 2020! This event is designed for undergraduate students to gain experience and to learn more about the subfields of Anthropology.

Calls for submissions will be posted on UTMAS social media channels and on the Anthropology Conference page, so check for updates!

Learn about our research activities

professor with lemur in research labOur faculty members study a broad array of topics around the world. We cover the traditional four subfields of anthropology: anthropological archeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology; this includes strengths in forensic anthropology and the anthropology of health.

View our latest research activities.