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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

Archaeology Field School This Summer!

   February 15, 2018

The department is now finalizing details for this summer's Archaeology Field School. If you would like to earn course credit while you gain hands-on experience in archaeology in the Charlotte area, please sign up today. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Details can be found on the field school page here (https://...

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Upcoming Conference at UNC Charlotte

   December 20, 2017

The Anthropology Department at UNC Charlotte will be hosting  the fifth Skeletal Biology in the Carolinas annual meeting on campus on February 10, 2018. For more information, visit the conference website here.

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November 2017: Faculty Member Comments on Voluntourism

   November 10, 2017

Dr. Andrea Freidus has recently written an article for The Conversation critiquing the practice of volunteer tourism, especially among orphans and vulnerable children. While the practice is problematic, she argues that reframing these trips with a focus on cultural understanding and...

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