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Anthropology (literally the study of humans) is an extremely broad and diverse field concerned with every aspect of the human condition: past, present and future. Students studying Anthropology at the University of Tennessee learn of this breadth and diversity by taking courses in Cultural, Biological and Archaeological Anthropology. Research conducted by the faculty and graduate students of the Department is as wide-ranging (both topically and geographically) as the field itself.

Our research is supported by major funding agencies, is presented at scholarly conferences and published in the most highly-respected journals and academic presses. We share our knowledge with the public by our academic outreach efforts which include lectures to school and civic groups. Our professional expertise is constantly in demand. Our faculty maintain on-going collaborations with law enforcement, local, state, national and international agencies, private industry and non-governmental organizations.

Please explore our site to learn more about Anthropology at the University of Tennessee.

Department of Anthropology

Prospective Graduate Student Open House

Monday, March 5, 2018

Please RSVP to Kathy Berry by February 26. Be sure to let her know how many people will be attending and whether you need a parking pass. Kathy can be reached at and at 865-974-4408.
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