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Department of Anthropology

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. Anthropologists tackle big human problems, such as conservation, warfare, and poverty. Anthropological study and training provides knowledge, skills and tools to work with people, study the past, and shape the future. Anthropologists work in practically every environment and setting imaginable. They can be found working in large corporations such as Google and eBay or studying primates in Africa.

Why Study Anthropology?

  • Would you like to interpret past human activities?
  • Are you concerned about the environment and want to be part of the solution?
  • Are you fascinated by debates about the evolution of our species over the past 5 million years?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, write to to find out more about becoming an anthropology major, or see this presentation.

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    E-Girl STEM Day at Boise State University

    The workshop entitled "The History of the Human Body" explored the mosaic nature of human evolution.

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    Service Learning Project

    ANTH service learning students make feeding tubes to challenge and entertain primates at Zoo Boise.

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    Archaeology Field School