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Anthropology is the study of the human species.

It advances our collective understanding of who we are, where we came from, how we differ from one another, and what those differences mean.

Anthropology supports free inquiry about the human condition with scholarly rigor and sensitivity, and the dissemination and application of the resulting knowledge to local, national, and global communities. In the words of one of its founders, E. B. Tylor of Oxford University, anthropology is "a reformer's science."

The science of anthropology is rooted in core values of mutual respect, equal rights, freedom of expression, and freedom from discrimination. As another of its early practitioners, Ruth Benedict of Columbia University, wrote, "The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human difference." Read more >>

Recent News

Encouraging "genetic literacy"

   May 19, 2021

Can genetic tests really provide us with firm insights into the kind of diet or fitness program that's best for us? Or even into our own national ancestry? Professor Jonathan Marks urges us to be skeptical of the claims...

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Statement concerning our human osteological collections

   April 30, 2021

The human skeletal remains housed within our laboratories at UNC Charlotte have been evaluated and inventoried within the last five years. The remains used in teaching scenarios are predominantly anatomical in origin, having been purchased recently from reputable anatomical companies who note provenience, obtained from other anatomical skeletal collections, or inherited from prior faculty...

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Faculty and student work with frontline nurses

   April 24, 2021

Dr. Freidus, Lennin Caro and incoming graduate student James Robbins have conducted a rapid qualitative appraisal of North Carolina frontline nurses experiences providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This infographic presents the main themes that were uncovered focusing on the narratives of these nurses and highlights the kind of engaged projects our faculty and...

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