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Anthropology

What if you could...

What if you could learn how flint-knapping, a prehistoric tool-making skill, sheds insight on early humankind...

Anthropology is the study of humankind and its multiplicity of cultures

find and recover a “missing person”
In Forensic Anthropology, students use witness statements and forensic search procedures to locate human remains (no worries, just a plastic skeleton) and apply proper procedures in their recovery.

Careers Made easy

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Anthropologists provide basic knowledge about humankind that policy makers use to make vital decisions. Anthropology is also an excellent preparation for careers in journalism, social work, law, medicine and international aid.

The fact that Drew has a full-fledged anthropology major, not an anthroplogy/sociology combination, means you’ll have great credentials and experience if you choose to study anthropology in graduate school.

You will graduate knowing how to use specific research methods, including ethnographic fieldwork, excavation and laboratory research. All of our faculty are active researchers, so you’ll learn from experts with plenty of field experience.

Successful Alumni

  • Professor of anthropology
    University of Kentucky
  • Ph.D. candidate, gender archaeology
    Temple University
  • Set designer
    Manhattan Theatre Source

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We’re famous for our sumptuous and scrumptious end-of-semester dinners.
After all, we know about ritual and social practice, about food and culture.

My Favorite Course

“My professor lived with the Inuit in Alaska. I find myself telling my friends about them. I just ramble and tell them everything I know.”

Sandra Almeida on a regional anthropology course about the Inuit

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