Anthropology at WSU

Anthropology explores the vast diversity of human cultures. It strives to understand and appreciate the myriad ways of living that constitute alternative solutions to the universal problems of human existence and survival. It examines many aspects of human activity -- psychological, biological, social, and cultural -- including technological, economic, religious, political, and artistic.

Anthropology combines perspectives from the sciences and the humanities. The discipline is traditionally divided into four subfields: archaeology, linguistics, cultural, and biological anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology at Wichita State University was founded in 1967 and operates the Holmes Museum of Anthropology, research laboratories, and various field research stations. These facilities are available to all undergraduate and graduate students.


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