The Physical Anthropology subfield at the University of Massachusetts Amherst strives to continue its role as a leader in the study of how evolutionary processes have shaped both human and non-human primate species. Through research, teaching and outreach, our faculty and students are dedicated to the generation of interdisciplinary knowledge in a wide range of areas including Primatology, Bioarchaeology, Human Evolution, and Modern Human Variation. We invite you to explore our research and interests throughout these pages. Meet our distinguished faculty and dedicated graduate students, browse our diverse collections, and see what's new by using the navigation bar above or check out some of our current research projects in Physical Anthropology by clicking on the pictures below. Above all welcome to UMass Amherst's Physical Anthropology website, we're pleased to have you here.