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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

Riverton’s Christie Wildcat Named a Top Graduating UW Senior

October 27, 2020 ‖ Of all that she has accomplished as a University of Wyoming undergraduate, Christie Wildcat, from Riverton, says having a statewide initiative supported by Gov. Mark Gordon proclaiming May 5 as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Day is her biggest achievement.

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

October 27, 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

October 27, 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

October 27, 2020 ‖ Pat Neill believes in coincidences and, recently, that belief was rewarded.

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

October 27, 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

October 27, 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.

 


 

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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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