Spotlight: Department of Anthropology
The IU Department of Anthropology, the oldest and largest anthropology program in the state, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary on the Bloomington campus. The department has many important affiliated centers, including the William Hammond Mathers Museum of World Cultures, the Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology, the American Indian Studies Research Institute, the Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology, the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change, and the Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest.

      17 full professors
      Five associate professors
      Four assistant professors
      20 adjunct professors
      17 associate instructors

      135 undergraduate students
      112 graduate students


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The department runs two archaeological field schools - a summer program every year in Indiana, and the Belize field school at the ancient Mayan site of Chau Hiix every other spring. Research laboratories on campus offer many opportunities for students to get hands-on experience in primate anatomy, zooarchaeology, ancient technologies, forensic and skeletal analysis, ceramics, and the study of DNA from ancient human beings. They regularly teach Navajo and Lakota languages.

The anthropology faculty is diverse, covering all aspects of anthropology including linguistics, human cultural and biological diversity, and archaeology. Special strengths of the department include the anthropology of the arts, of economic development, gender and sexuality, environmental change, politics and nationalism, ancient civilizations, American Indian languages, living primates, and human adaptability.

Graduates in anthropology have many job opportunities in fields that require research skills, knowledge of cultural diversity, and critical thinking. Anthropology training currently is in high demand in multinational businesses, but many graduates also go on to careers in public service, health, archaeology, and environmental management.
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