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Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Florida Atlantic University strives to provide the very best undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department stresses an open, critical, and diverse intellectual forum for examining for examining and coming to understand the processes, constraints, and possibilities for what it means to be human today and what being human has meant prehistorically and historically.  In both its undergraduate and graduate programs, Department faculty members take mentorship seriously and students have ample opportunity for close interaction and collaboration with faculty.


Undergraduate Program


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Junior Amboko

I am Junior Amboko, a field conservationist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I really love animals, yes, but I really love primates. more

Macarena Vargas
Macarena Vargas

Macarena Vargas (Spring 2020 graduate): I enjoyed the hands-on education I received while studying anthropology. I plan to further my education in the next few years and pursue a career in archaeology. more

Mary M. Cameron
Mary M. Cameron

Mary M. Cameron first encountered an Ayurvedic medical practice in remote, western Nepal in 1978. In Three Fruits, Cameron traces Ayurvedic medical practices from those village healers to the professionally trained doctors... more

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Meredith Ellis

Assistant Professor Meredith Ellis of the Anthropology department has had her first book, Nineteenth Century Childhoods in Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives (Archaeology of Childhood) has been published. This... more

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Ryan Wheeler '90 and Jane Richardson '16 Meet!
Department of Anthropology
To Our Students and the Community
The Department of Anthropology stands in solidarity with our students and our communities during these extraordinary times.
Congratulations to Spring 2020 Anthropology Graduates
Congratulations to Spring 2020 Anthropology Graduates!



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