Young girl viewing her picture on a digital camera, Asifabad, Andhra Pradesh, India by Andrew Flachs
Young girl viewing her picture on a digital camera, Asifabad, Andhra Pradesh, India by Andrew Flachs
Carved alabaster vessel (shown from two sides) found in the burial chamber of the tomb of Lady K’abel
Carved alabaster vessel found in the burial chamber of Lady K’abel at the site of El Perú-Waka’; Photo credit: El Peru Waka Regional Archaeological Project (2).
Rice terraces, Ifugao Province, the Philippines. Photo by Glenn Stone.
Tibetan Family by Geoff Childs
Salt miners and salt caravaners, Lake Asele, North Eastern Ethiopia by Helina Woldekiros

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.