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Anthropology Department

Welcome

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming is known throughout the state of Wyoming and the region for its leadership in research and public education about our unique archaeological heritage. The department is achieving national and international recognition for its research programs.

In addition to the commitment to Wyoming-based research, Anthropology faculty offer UW international expertise in areas such as the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, Native America and more, constituting a center of multicultural global research at UW.

Anthropology Degrees:

  • Undergraduate B.A., including basic coverage of archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and biological anthropology.

  • Graduate M.A., including basic coverage of archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and biological anthropology.

  • Graduate Ph.D., focusing on Paleoindian, plains, and hunter-gatherer archaeology.

 


 

 


 

 


 

News

UW’s Todd Surovell Receives NSF Grant to Study Ancient Clovis Culture at La Prele Mammoth Site

March 26, 2020 ‖ A University of Wyoming professor of anthropology has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate humans’ adaptation to environments during the ice age. Specifically, Todd Surovell will be studying how Clovis people lived at the La Prele Mammoth site near Douglas in Converse County.

UW Professor Receives Grant to Study Icelandic Immigration

March 26, 2020 ‖ Rural communities in Iceland are more similar to Wyoming’s than you think, according to the University of Wyoming’s Pamela Innes.

UW Anthropologist’s Mammoth Mystery Solved by Oregon Man

March 26, 2020 ‖ Pat Neill believes in coincidences and, recently, that belief was rewarded.

UW Anthropology Department Asks for Public’s Help in Mammoth Mystery

March 26, 2020 ‖ Everyone loves a good mystery, especially if it’s eventually solved. That’s where University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology Professor Todd Surovell needs help.

UW Professor Robert L. Kelly Receives Humboldt Research Award

March 26, 2020 ‖ Robert L. Kelly, a University of Wyoming professor of anthropology, recognized internationally as a leading researcher in anthropology, has been selected to receive an Alexander von Humboldt Research Foundation Award.

UW Student Goes from Tiny Wyoming Town to Harvard Grad Studies

March 26, 2020 ‖ When Dalyn Grindle was deciding on a career, she was encouraged to go into a professional track, such as becoming a teacher or a nurse, because those are solid, always-in-demand employment opportunities for Wyoming students. But, she woke up one day and decided she wanted to be an archaeologist and see the world -- which, in a sense, was terrifying to her.

 


 

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The UW Anthropology Department
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Anthropology Department

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766-5136

Email: anthro@uwyo.edu

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