In Memoriam: D. Tab Rasmussen
Tibetan Family by Geoff Childs
Logging, Republic of Congo
Logging, Republic of Congo
Newlywed activities, Bali, Indonesia by Xenia Chiu
Field School in the Dzhungar Mountains, Kazakhstan by Michael Frachetti.
Field School in the Dzhungar Mountains, Kazakhstan by Michael Frachetti.

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.