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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.


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Students and Alumni
Macarena Vargas
Macarena Vargas
Spring 2020 Graduate

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. Read More

Sarah Crawford
Sarah Crawford
Anthropology Graduate

On May 30th, anthropology graduate student Sarah Crawford received notification of a research award from Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research. The Sigma Xi grant program has a highly competitive application process and approximately... Read 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... Read More

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Meredith Ellis
Assistant Professor

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... Read More


Department of Anthropology
June 26, 2020

The Department of Anthropology stands in solidarity with our students and our communities during these extraordinary times.

Meredith Ellis
December 17, 2019

Episode Title: Archaeology is So Much More, Meredith A. B. Ellis, Ph.D.

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