The Anthropology Department offers a wide range of courses for students in pursuit of the Bachelor of Arts degree, from basic four fields of cultural anthropology, linguistics, physical anthropology, and archaeology, to advanced study of topics such as underwater archaeology, Caribbean cultures, primatology, and Iron Age Europe.

The science of anthropology holds that to understand the principles of human behavior, we must compare our own behaviors with those of people from other times and places around the world.  These comparisons demand evolutionary, cross-cultural studies of human behavior, constantly changing, ever intriguing us.

The field is especially suited to a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural urban center such as Miami, and the research programs of the department faculty reflect the compositions and concerns of the larger community.

The Department congratulates Dr. Will Pestle on a National Science Foundation award for his Chile-based research program entitled, “The Emergence of Inequality in the Atacama Oases.”
Mapping ancient cities, puzzling over shards of pottery, and excavating the floor of a home that belonged to an elite Mayan family

Recent exhibit at Lowe Art Museum a huge success

Anthropology majors may become professionals in the field by continuing their training in one of the many excellent graduate programs around the country


Traci Ardren awarded Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship for 2019