The Future of Academic Anthropology

The UCF Department of Anthropology represents the future of academic anthropology. The department has an interdisciplinary approach in archaeological, cultural, biological, linguistic, and applied/public anthropology. Through its combination of face-to-face and online teaching and field and laboratory research, the department seeks to advance anthropological concepts by actively investigating questions of relevance to the world.

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Most archaeologists dig down. Dr. Marla Toyne? She’s going up to study the cliffside burial grounds of a pre-Incan society.

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Archaeologists pursuing the secrets of pre-Columbian history are getting dirty to find their answers. Discover how Dr. John Walker and Dr. Neil Duncan are using mud in the jungles of Bolivia.

Curious about the origins of Homo sapiens? Talk to Dr. Sarah Freidline. She’s handled some of the oldest discovered fossils of ancient humans.

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The UCF Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives (GPII) is excited to announce its upcoming virtual event: “Championing Women's Issues Across UCF & Beyond.” The panelists, comprised of UCF Faculty, will highlight their work on women’s issues locally and globally,…