Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology conducts research in archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and museum studies. Faculty members in archaeology have active excavations ongoing in southern Kansas and eastern Texas, as well as experimental and artifactual studies in the Great Plains Archaeological Laboratory and the Archaeology of Food Laboratory. Faculty members in biological anthropology engage in forensic, paleodemographic, and human evolutionary research, utilizing the Skeleton Acres Research Facility and research partners such as the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. Faculty members in cultural anthropology engage with the local community and communities abroad to better understand universal trends in the human experience, through themes such as ritual, aesthetics, racialization, and political economy.








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