Areas of Study



Our archeology faculty is particularly strong in expertise on the U.S. Southeast, the Great Plains, Mesoamerica, and South America. We have strengths in GIS, remote sensing (air, space, and ground), materials science, environmental dynamics, quantitative techniques, and public archaeology


Biological Anthropology

Biological anthropology is broadly defined as encompassing the present and past nature and evolution of humankind and other primates. Our faculty are particularly strong in dental anthropology.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural anthropologists focus on issues such as ethnicity, gender, class, religion, and public culture as shaped by history and migration.