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Research

Anthropology students and faculty are engaged in exciting research crisscrossing the globe. From laboratories and internships in Washington, D.C., to field sites in Kenya, Ireland and Israel, they are making important discoveries about human culture, language, biology, behavior and evolutionary history.

Our faculty produce dozens of peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters, op-eds and books each year, and they secure grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation. They are returning the remains of Vietnam prisoners of war to their families, going behind the doors of U.S. nuclear weapons labs and tracing million-year-old hominin footprints through the in-house Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology.

 

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Core Focus Areas

Learn more about our research expertise and browse faculty by focus area.

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Labs & Facilities

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Partnerships

Discover how our relationships with the Smithsonian and other institutions can support your research experience.

 


In Our Labs

3000+ Human Osteological Specimens and Hominin Fossil Casts

 

5 high-powered microscopes

 

1000 frozen mammalian brain tissue specimens

 

100+ 3-d and digital models of non-human samples created in-house