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

Congratulations Dr. Siavash Samei!

Congratulations to Dr. Siavash Samei for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation “Herding in the Highlands: Pastoralism and the Making of the Kura-Araxes Cultural Tradition” on December 7th!

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Meet Our Faculty!

A lot of people wonder what anthropologists do. Here is a short video we put together, asking some of our faculty what their research interests are. Check it out!

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Congratulations to UConn Anthropology Alumnus Nathan Wales

2012 UConn Anthropology alumnus, Dr. Nathan Wales, was recently announced as a new lecturer at the University of York Archeology Department. Nathan, who works with ancient DNA material, will be leading the ancient genetics group at BioArCH. Read more about Nathan here.

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