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 the fields of anthropology at UTM.

Did you know?

  • Anthropologists find rewarding careers in governmental and international agencies, business and industry, universities and colleges, and many other areas!
  • The word anthropology is derived from the Greek anthropos ("human") and logia ("study").
  • Nothing human is alien to anthropology!

Download our departmental brochure (PDF file).

This year: get involved with Anthropology!

get involved with anthropology on motion blur backgroundWe encourage undergraduate students to get involved with some of the many opportunities to participate in anthropology-related activities beyond the classroom.

Gain new skills, broaden your network of contacts, and enjoy rewarding, meaningful experiences while you make the most of your undergraduate studies!

Learn more about how to get involved.

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.