The Anthropology Building is undergoing renovation during the 2012-13 academic year. Please note that the administrative staff and some faculty members are back in the Anthropology Building. Temporary faculty, staff and graduate student locations are listed on Core Faculty page, Graduate Students page. Our mailing address and phone numbers have not changed. To contact the main office, please call 979-845-5242
Anthropology involves the study of human biological and cultural diversity, across time and space. In addition to conducting academic research, anthropologists apply their knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems in a variety of fields, including forensics, cultural resource management, economic development, public health, museum studies, and environmental conservation.
The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M has 26 full-time faculty members situated in four distinct programs: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Nautical Archaeology. The department offers a B.A. degree and Minor at the undergraduate level, and MA and Ph.D. degrees at the graduate level. Currently, the department has approximately 200 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students.
- Anth major Marisol Moreno and MA student Kaeleigh MacDonald win awards for top-graded Op-Eds MA studAnthropology major Marisol Moreno and MA student Kaeleigh MacDonald in ANTH 430/641 (Applied Anthropology) won recognition for writing top-graded Op-Eds as part of an effort for students to learn more about the aimportance of anthropology in a public forum.
- Darryl de Ruiter helps to unearth the history of humankindDarryl de Ruiter, Thom Dewitt, Juliet Brophy, and Keely Carlson have unearthed a new species and share their most recent findings through Science Magazine.
- Anthropology grad students receive Professional Development Grants from the College of Liberal Arts Nine Anthropology graduate students were recently awarded Professional Development Grants.
Neanderthal Culture: Old Masters Nature (2013-05-15)
Minoan Civilization Was Made in Europe Nature (2013-05-14)
Dog And Human Genomes Evolved Together National Geographic News (2013-05-14)
Maybe It's Time To Swap Burgers For Bugs, Says U.N. NPR (2013-05-14)
Eating the Enemy: A Savage Act, But Not New Discovery News (2013-05-14)
Tiny Ear Bones Could Provide Huge Clues About Man TAMU Times (2013-05-13)