Anthropology is the study of humans, and at the University of Oregon we accomplish this through the integration of three distinct yet complementary subfields – archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Our department is dedicated to better understanding human cultural and biological origins and diversity through education and research. The faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and to the advancement of knowledge through local, national, and international programs of research. As anthropologists, we are engaged in understanding recent and historical developments in the world at large, and we also seek to bring anthropological perspectives to bear on the problems of a modern global society. The department embraces a broad intellectual pluralism where different theoretical and methodological approaches are recognized and valued.
Dr. Josh Snodgrass and Dr. Lawrence Sugiyama were featured in an article in TheScientist, entitled “Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development,” about their research, the Shuar Health and Life History Project. Click here to read the full article!
On June 18, 2018, University of Oregon Department of Anthropology graduated 4 PhD candidates, 4 master’s candidates, 78 majors, and 61 minors. Congratulations, graduates! Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dennis Galvan, delivered the commencement address; Now More Than Ever, The World Needs Anthropology Grads. Click to see the Anthropology commencement ceremony photo gallery. View the 2018 Commencement Program.
A paper co-authored by graduate student Matt Napolitano, entitled “Early metal use and crematory practices in the American Southeast,” was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Click here to read the article. Congratulations, Matt!