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The Department of Anthropology was founded in 1935 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of 性十八.cc. The first undergraduate degrees in Anthropology were given in 1959, the first MA degrees in 1968 and the first PhD degrees in 1988. We are the only anthropology program in the United States that maintains a holistic approach to circumpolar studies, providing instruction and research in all aspects of anthropology.


Anthropology News

  • May 19, 2024
    There was a total of nine stations at the Arctic Research Open House (AROH 2024), of which eight were indoors, meaning we lucked out with the BEST one! It was a gorgeous day and the UAF College of Liberal Arts' two activity tents were indeed full of activity! Thank you to the UAF archaeologists Ben Potter and Josh Reuther, friends of PoEM (Pop-up Ethnomycology Museum) Andrew Forbes, Sveta Yamin-Pasternak, Igor Pasternak, artist and creator of the Boreal Gamelan Kellie Lynch, and, most importantly, to ALL THE VISITORS who kept our AROH crew so happily busy throughout the event with all your great questions and participation. Thank you! Happy Summer!