Roof tiles excavated at the Sanyangzhuang site in China. Photo courtesy of Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology.
Activists work quickly to mark buildings with graffiti along Guatemala City’s pedestrian boulevard, La Sexta by Doc Billingsley
Activists work quickly to mark buildings with graffiti along Guatemala City’s pedestrian boulevard, La Sexta by Doc Billingsley
New American farmer by Glenn Stone
Black Howler Monkey by Amanda Melin
The Xujiayao 15 late archaic human temporal bone from northern China with the extracted temporal labyrinth superimposed on a view of the Xujiayao site. Photo courtesy Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Science.

About the Department

How, when, and where did human life arise, how have environmental conditions and social institutions shaped human society, what is the role of learned versus innate behavior, and how are humans adapting to rapidly changing contexts? These, among many, are the sorts of questions anthropologists ask. Anthropology, the appreciation of and commitment to understanding all aspects of human diversity past and present, is devoted to the proposition that the diversity among humankind is comprehensible and enriching.