In Memoriam: D. Tab Rasmussen
Chimpanzee, Goualougo Triangle by Ian Nichols/National Geographic Society
Ani Tsering Dolma (right), a nun and traditional Tibetan medical practitioner, diagnoses a patient's illness in a health post supported by Nepal SEEDS.  Photo by Geoff Childs.
Ani Tsering Dolma (right), a nun and traditional Tibetan medical practitioner, diagnoses a patient's illness in a health post supported by Nepal SEEDS. Photo by Geoff Childs.
Somali Wild Ass
Somali Wild Ass
Graduate Student, Jessica Joganic with research subjects (Papio anubis) on the Medical Campus by Ali Heller

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.