About Us

Our faculty share an interest in the holistic study of humans and a curiosity about the varieties of human experience. We believe that such an understanding forms an integral part of an undergraduate liberal education, and that the application of insights gained from such an understanding will contribute critical elements to the solution of contemporary medical, social, economic, and political problems. Our Department works across several broad areas of concentration, including Cultural Anthropology; Experimental Anthropology; Human Rights; Medical Anthropology; New World Archaeology; and Old World Archaeology. Our area strengths include Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and Southwest Asia. Our faculty has also worked in Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania. We offer extensive expertise in many research methods in ethnology and archaeology. Our Department is part of The Higher Education Opportunities Act. If you would like to support the Anthropology Department, please visit College of Liberal arts and Sciences.

Departmental News

Giving Day Runs March 8th and 9th

Mark your calendars; Giving Day, brought to you by UConn Gives, will be running this week on March 8th and 9th! It is a great opportunity to support the Anthropology Department. Any donations, no matter how much, would be greatly appreciated. To give, visit our fundraising page here.

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Tanner Kovach and Jayson Gill Publish Scholarly Article

Congratulations go out to graduate students Tanner Kovach and Jayson Gill for completing and publishing a new scholarly article in the prestigious Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory! The article, entitled School of Rocks: a Transmission Time Investment Model for Pleistocene Lithic Technology, proposes a “transmission time investment model for integrating the tenets of human […]

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Upcoming Lecture from Archaeological Society of Connecticut

On Wednesday, March 8th, at 7:00 PM, Jim Bailey of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut will be hosting a virtual lecture entitled Pirates on the Run: An Investigation of 17th Century Arabian Coins Found in New England. It is free to join and will be held via Zoom. Be sure to sign up! Click here […]

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Upcoming Events

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  2. Jun 16 RMME Fall 2023 Application Deadline!12:00am
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