Archaeology is the investigation and analysis of the remains from past cultures, recovered through excavation and survey.
Biological Anthropology is the study of human evolution and the roots of the biological and genetic diversity found among contemporary peoples.
Cultural Anthropology is the comparative study of society, politics, economy, and culture, whether in historical times or in our contemporary moment.
- Amy Stambach recently featured in “Africa in Our Lives”Professor Amy Stambach has recently been featured in the “Africa in Our Lives” series from UW’s African Studies Program. You can read about her fascinating research in Tanzania here.October 10, 2016
- Alison Carter, recent PhD, featured in Ars TechnicaA current article in Ars Technica discusses archaeological work that is bringing a new picture of the urban center of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, including the work of Alison Carter (PhD, 2013): “How archaeologists found …July 20, 2016
- Faculty profile: Anthropologist Bowie ‘embraces the unpredictable’From the Internation Division @ UW Madison: The story of Katherine Bowie’s life and career might be titled “The Accidental Anthropologist” or perhaps “The Serendipitous Scholar.” Bowie has followed a winding path guided by her …April 8, 2016
- Exploitation and Conservation Among the Ancient MayaUW Anthropology graduate student, Ken Seligson, has recently had his article titled “Exploitation and Conservation Among the Ancient Maya” published in Edge Effects, a digital magazine produced by graduate students at the Center for Culture, …February 23, 2016
- As the river rises: Cahokia’s emergence and decline linked to Mississippi River floodingAs with rivers, civilizations across the world rise and fall. Sometimes, the rise and fall of rivers has something to do with it. At Cahokia, the largest prehistoric settlement in the Americas north of Mexico, …August 21, 2015