At its core, anthropology poses questions about the human experience: Where did we come from? How do we communicate? How did we organize into complex societies and what makes us different?
As the foremost comprehensive anthropology program in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, the department also hosts the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology. We print 3D models in house for national museum exhibits and conduct research in 3,000 square feet of laboratory space. And we partner with the Koobi Fora Field School, the National Park Service and other internship and field sites around the world to offer students the opportunity to study anthropology up close.